I'm on a MacBook Pro and suddenly lost access to the internet. Skype works fine, but neither Safari nor Chrome do. Other computers on the network are fine and I can ping 126.96.36.199 but not google.com. Changing my DNS server to 188.8.131.52 doesn't solve the problem and I've tried switching between wifi and a regular wired connection.
I live in China and had been using a WiTopia VPN service through the open source TunnelBlick client earlier in the day. I left to go have lunch, shut the laptop, and when I came back and opened it it could no longer reach the server, nor could the browser get online.
I really can't restart, because I'll lose really important work. Any ideas/help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Update: I've tried entering googles IP address into Chrome and it loads just fine so its clearly just a DNS issue of some sort.