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For example, is something like wget available in Windows XP?

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There are countless Internet tools for DOS, but your question is very unclear. You ask about browsing the Internet (which implies a web browser), then you talk about wget, which is incapable of browsing. Please clarify your question as to exactly which types of tools you want for DOS. – Flimzy Jun 24 '11 at 4:58
you still haven't upgraded from DOS ;)? – user70365 Jun 24 '11 at 5:15
I really don't understand why people downvote, why people downvote a question like this one. – Radek Jun 24 '11 at 5:32
@ doob, i just want to know about it. Though i'm planning to upgrade to Windows 3.2 :P – Sourav Jun 24 '11 at 6:44

If you want a built in solution, use

telnet 80

and type in raw HTTP commands.

If you need a browser, then maybe you can use cygwin and a text mode browser like lynx (there's a site dedicated to a windows port).

If you need a real DOS Browser (16-Bit), there may be some as well, haven't looked.

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i tried these but it did not worked [does not show any content] – Sourav Jun 24 '11 at 6:40

if its dos proper (windows command line is NOT called dos - its the cmd shell), you can use Arachnae, else emgee's suggestion of lynx sounds like a good bet.

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if you want pure dos version

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Do you mean you want a win32 compatible text-based browser?

You can try a win32 version of Lynx ->

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