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Can't access any foreign sites all of a sudden


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#1 BlueSymphony

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 02:39 PM

All of a sudden I can't access any non-English sites at all... I have absolutely no idea what's going on as I didn't even use the laptop that much these few days. The last thing I installed was the DivX player, and I don't think that has anything to do with the internet. Whenever I try to go on any sites, it just says "Google Chrome cannot connect to ____". It does the same thing with Firefox and IE. This applies to any website that is not hosted in an English-speaking country like Canada or United States. A foreign-website hosted in Canada will work (for example www.51.com). Another odd thing I noticed is that out of the blue none of my internet browsers auto-completes the address bar anymore. For example before if I type in "wi", it will automatically fill in "wikipedia.org" for me, and if I type in "go", it will automatically fill in "google.com", now it doesn't do that for any websites anymore.
Does anyone have any idea what's going on?

Edited by BlueSymphony, 08 May 2010 - 02:57 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2010 - 03:30 PM

Try clearing your internet history (cache, cookies, form history, etc...) in your browser(s).

It's possible your ISP is blocking access to foreign websites. They have the power to do this, as far as I know.

But it's more likely a browser/connection problem. Clearing history is the first thing to try.
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