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Cannot Access Some Websites Or Router Config

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#1 steveh32


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Posted 24 August 2006 - 11:37 AM

A few days ago I found I could not open any pages on some web sites at all (there were no changes to my set up that I can recollect).

I can access many web sites including secure ones, but others not at all. In the past i have used these web sites without any problems.

I can also not access my router configuration via my browsers. Although it pings ok.

The error displayed on IE I for the web sites is "Cannot find server or DNS Error"

The same problem (that is for same unopenable web sites) occurs with both Internet Explorer & Firefox.
this applies to using in the browser address bar both the domain (e.g www.yell.com) & the IP address.
I cannot ping these sites - most state "request timed out", but one "could not find host".

Running windows XP, (SP2) IE6; Trend Internet security 2005 (have tried with network firewall turned off); Windows firewall is off. Have run Trend antivirus scan & Spybot & EWIDO.

I have cleared IE cache, run flushdns & reset Winsock on XP using "netsh winsock reset catalog"

I have both wireless & ethernet connection to the router - makes no difference to the problem.

I also used system restore to back to several days before i first noticed the problem.

I am now at a loss about what to do - can anyone help?


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#2 FifeFlyer


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Posted 24 August 2006 - 02:26 PM

Hi steveh32 , networking and routers are not my strong point so I'm treading carefully here , but , i had a similar problem a few weeks ago , struggling to open pages and unable to access my router configuration.
I solved it by resetting my router ( pressing the button on the back ) and then re-booting my PC. It meant i had to reset all my router settings again , or to be honest my laddie did , but it cured my problem. Might be worth a try.

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