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Web ite Connection problem

by alnli828 / March 2, 2006 7:27 PM PST

I cannot go to a particular web site via IE. It happened all of a sudden. I had the following message :

The page cannot be displayed
The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings. ............................................

"Cannot find server or DNS Error
Internet Explorer"

But when I use someone computer, they can able to see the web site. Why ?? I am using cable connection. Is it possible that they block my IP address. Or something to do with my security settings in IE??

Please help !!


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Yes, it could be either
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 2, 2006 7:49 PM PST

You haven't said which web site, so we can't check, but it can either be your ISP blocking a range of IP addresses of which your site is one, or your own security settings, and/or anti-spyware utilities.

Check your Hosts file, (Windows/System32/Drivers/ETC) and open your Hosts, (no extension), with Notepad, and see if the web site or it's IP address is listed there. If so, is the IP address being re-directed to Localhost? Your web browser always checks Hosts first before searching the internet for a web site and if it finds an entry there it will go where the entry tells it.

Some anti-spyware utilites will also block certain sites if they are listed in the anti-spyware's database of blocked sites.

But if none of that applies, then perhaps a phone call to your ISP will find out.


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After checking, still no success with my connection
by alnli828 / March 3, 2006 7:16 AM PST

Thanks for your advice. However, I checked the host file and there is only one entry : localhost

And check with my ISP and they said they will never block IP address.

?? at the moment, I'll just post the web site and you may like to try it to see if it works Happy

Many Thnaks

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Some reading for you
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 5:21 PM PST

Hi Alnli828.

That web site loaded for me ok. I didn't understand it, (Japanese?), but I had no problems loading the site.

There is another discussion going in the Browsers forum on this site about someone with a similar problem to you. He cannot access one particular web site, and people there are trying to help him.

I haven't read todays posts there yet, so I don't know how far they have got, but why not pop along to there and see if anything they say can help you.

The link is;

Good luck. I will be checking there soon myself to see if they have any solutions.


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Thanks for your reply
by alnli828 / March 4, 2006 8:17 AM PST
In reply to: Some reading for you

Thanks for your reply Mark.
I have posted a message there to see if anyonce can help..
what I can least do now is to deinstall my cable and reinstall again to c if it works.

OR worst case, reinstall XP Sad


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