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Ability To Access Sites Via Ip Address But Not Domain Name

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#1 Bentam7


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Posted 10 October 2006 - 01:06 AM

When connecting to the internet, I am able to access a website if I have the IP address, but if I try to type in a domain name (eg:google.com.au), then I receive the standard IE can't find page error.

I've spoken to both my modem manufactorers and my ISP provider, who cannot provide a solution, other than to say it may be some strange setting on my laptop. I'm running windows XP professional.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 acklan


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Posted 11 October 2006 - 04:12 AM

Try clearing you DNS cache. Go to Start then Run and type in cmd. At the prompt type in ipconfig /flushdns.
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