OK, so this is the first time in more than half a decade I haven't been able to solve my own mac issues. But I'm full on stumped.
The problem is this: While I am able to connect and use the internet relatively freely (all the normal things, Adium connects, games connect, transmission connects, voip apps work etc) trying to connect to anything that requires file uploads or checks like say...checking podcast subscriptions, dropbox mobile me, or uploading via browser (like the dropbox website or say imgur) doesn't work, even things like checking the security certificates for my Mail client (apple mail) won't work, but I can check emails, though I don't see html based emails properly. Clearly data is uploading via my comp, it's not my network (everything works on my laptop) vpn connections work etc, just weird server ping things won't work.
Any how if you guys have any ideas let me know I'm fully stumped. I've tried routing my dhcp with a manual address, to double check its not my router, tried full restarts of everything. But I'm just full on clueless at this point.