Computer can only access Google, YouTube, microsoft.com etc. or Nothing at all

Keywords: Internet connection, Limited internet access, netsh, winsock, ipconfig, Microsoft Windows, WiFi, WiFi Router, Modem

Sometimes, you will find that your computer can only access Google, or microsoft.com etc.

For Mirosoft Windows there are many tricks you can try:

1 Win + R

2 Type cmd and hit Enter key.

Try each of these and hit enter at the end of each line

(If use netsh int ip reset, ignore netsh int ipv4 reset and netsh int ipv6 reset)

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
netsh int ipv4 reset
netsh int ipv6 reset

3 Restart your computer

4 Follow step 1-3 and type following commands, hit enter at the end of each line

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

5 Wait 3 minutes

If you still can not get online.

Try to power cycle/restart your WiFi/Router/Modem. (Normally the box at home or small office you use to access WiFi and internet.)

TPG NBN modem with pfSense

How to use pfSense with TPG NBN modem


Create an VLAN, Interface -> Assignments -> VLANs -> Add.

Parent Interface: Use your WAN interface (mine is igb0)

VLAN Tag: 2

VLAN Priority: 0 (Make sure it’s 0, or connection will fail)

pfSense VLAN editing page screenshot

Create a PPP, Interface -> Assignment -> PPPs -> Add.

Link Type: PPPoE

Link Interface: The VLAN you set up before.

Username: TPG Username

Password: TPG Password

pfSense PPPs/PPPoE editing page screenshot

Configure the WAN port.

Description: WAN

IPv4 Configuration Type: PPPoE

MTU: 1500

MSS: 1492

Username: TPG Username

Password: TPG Password

pfSense WAN interface editing page screenshot

Now you can connect to internet through pfSense -> NBN Modem/NBN HFC connection box (Usually a small black box) -> HFC cable connected to wall

[Originally it should be TPG supplied WiFi router -> NBN Modem/NBN HFC connection box (Usually a small black box) -> HFC cable connected to wall]