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#1 stevealmighty

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 08:08 PM

On my computer downstairs, I can't access a website (www.thescoreboards.com). However, if I go upstairs to my sons computer, I can access it fine. I can also get to it from work and from the in-laws house (3 houses down.....lucky me). This happens in both IE and FF. I don't have a firewall and I've even turned off my AV (with no luck).

What's keeping me from getting to this site? :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 December 2007 - 08:24 PM

This may be your problem, unless someone has a better idea.

The reason you can't access a specific website if you are using a cable or broadband connection is because your router is set to obtain your IP address automatically. Usually this isn't a big deal, but if your cable company did something funky recently to the way they cache'd the DNS or are working from an old cache, it can result in you not being able to access a certain website.

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 08:38 PM

I think I might check for old cookies (which may be corrupted) for that website.

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 09:19 PM

This may be your problem, unless someone has a better idea.

The reason you can't access a specific website if you are using a cable or broadband connection is because your router is set to obtain your IP address automatically. Usually this isn't a big deal, but if your cable company did something funky recently to the way they cache'd the DNS or are working from an old cache, it can result in you not being able to access a certain website.

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Is this going to mess up my sons wireless internet (usb receiver on his computer, cable router on my computer)? ISP type stuff is not my forte....if I break it I can't fix it! :flowers:


I think I might check for old cookies (which may be corrupted) for that website.

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Hmm...nope :thumbsup: I've deleted all the cookies, still no luck! Thanks anyways!
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Posted 10 December 2007 - 09:44 PM

Try flushing the DNS cache
http://www.updatexp.com/dns-windows-xp.html
Something to try before turning the router into a brick :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 December 2007 - 10:16 PM

Try flushing the DNS cache
http://www.updatexp.com/dns-windows-xp.html
Something to try before turning the router into a brick :thumbsup:
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Tried it just now....no luck. So I tried it again. No luck. Third time is a charm! Nope, not for me. Still can't get to the site. :flowers:
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Posted 10 December 2007 - 10:25 PM

Is it a Linksys router?

Shut down all systems.
Unplug your net connection from the power source.
Unplug your router.

If you have a Linksys router use an ink pen or paper clip
to push and hold the reset button on the back for at least 30 seconds

Let it sit for a minute at least.
Plug everything back in. Give at least two minutes to initialize

Try it then

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 07:46 AM

Try looking at the router logs for the time that you try to access that site.
If it shows traffic then, it may give a reason for the blockage
If it doesn't show traffic, then it's likely that the problem is a setting on your computer

You may also want to ping www.thescoreboards.com and see what you get (both the results of the ping and the traffic for it on the router).
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 09:11 AM

Try entering the IP address of the website directly into your browser's address bar. This should bypass the need for a DNS lookup and yield some answer as to whether its a DNS issue at all.

My sources tell me that the IP for the site is 75.126.164.194

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:29 PM

Ha! Fixed it! Not sure how...but I did! I did all of this.....

IPCONFIG /release [adapter]
Release the IP address for the specified adapter.

IPCONFIG /renew [adapter]
Renew the IP address for the specified adapter.

IPCONFIG /flushdns Purge the DNS Resolver cache. ##

IPCONFIG /registerdns Refresh all DHCP leases and re-register DNS names.


No clue how or why, but now I can access that site. Any idea why this fixed it?

Thanks!
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 07:16 PM

Quite possibly the site was down (or there was some other error) when previously accessing the site. Windows caches its DNS lookups (so that it doesn't have to lookup the same IPs all the time). The problem is when a DNS lookup fails and gets cached. Windows thinks that the website doesn't exist and won't try looking it up again until either the cache entry expires or you flush the cache (which you did).

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:50 AM

Must be the last part that did it, because this has been going on for over a month! :thumbsup:

Thanks for the help everyone! :flowers:
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