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Help - Unable to access some Websites

by Zim56 / October 29, 2004 9:49 AM PDT

Recently, some web sites I have frequently visited previously are no longer accessible. Example is I am using IE6.0 and recently tried Firefox to see if it was an IE problem. I run NAV and NIS, but I have even tried to access after disabling NIS. I have also tried various IE config modifications with no success. I have also uninstalled all spyware packages. Any suggestions?

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Re: Help - Unable to access some Websites
by Cursorcowboy / October 31, 2004 9:16 PM PST

Please note that just above the text editor (where you enter a question on the forum) is the following paragraph, and if certain information is not present in your question, our reply may not be of much help:

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Same problem....
by Fizzasist / January 26, 2005 8:29 AM PST

I am having the same problem on several different machines and at several different locations. I am completely baffled by this one and do not get baffled very easily! If you come up with anything please keep me posted! I will do the same......

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Tried NSlookup?
by Fizzasist / January 28, 2005 12:01 AM PST

Go to a command prompt and type NSLOOKUP. Then type in an address like and write down the IP address that it gives you. Open IE and go to file, open and type in http:// and then the numbers that it gave you. See if you can get there using this method. Then try one of the "blocked" sites. I have found that I can surf using the IP but not the name which tells me that it is a DNS issue but I am not sure why the addresses are not working.

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by Cursorcowboy / January 28, 2005 8:48 PM PST
In reply to: Tried NSlookup?

1. Type the host name in the address bar, and then press Enter.

2. Then type the TCP/IP address, and then press Enter.

Note If the URL does not works, it's a DNS-problem, "Microsoft TCP/IP Host Name Resolution Order (Q172218)."

Caveat: See if you have a file named 'hosts' (without any extension) in the Windows folder. If so, rename it and try again.

3. Check the settings of the DNS in the TCP/IP-properties for the Internet settings. They should be what the helpdesk of your provider recommends, "How to Troubleshoot Basic TCP/IP Problems (Q169790)."

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