you can open the command prompt and see your IP address is assigned properly.
you can ping the router on your network and get replies.
are you able to use nslookup to test that name resolution is working properly (i.e type nslookup Google
at the command prompt)?
but IE, and chrome don't work.
I assume that you've checked the settings of both to make sure that the software isn't trying to proxy connections etc.
are you able to open a connection to a website using telnet and connecting on port 80?