How come I can use a chat client called xfire but I cannot do anything else on the Internet?

by on February 14, 2010

Q: My computer is up and running fine until 2 days ago when the LAN card just suddenly stopped working. We’ve tried everything, even using Ethernet instead of wireless, but that did nothing. I can only connect and chat to on a program called “xfire”, but that’s it. When I try to play a game, it can’t connect to a server at all, so I can’t play it at all. I can’t connect to any website at all and it has to be that computer because when I connect with my PSP, it works fine. I have a Dimension 8400 with Windows XP Home Edition, and the LAN utility is Dell USB 2.0 Wireless LAN Card Utility. Any help is greatly appreciated!