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SOLUTION: clear your browser's cache
When I tried to load google.com or google.ca, it would send me to an error message on my ISP's site. Other sites worked, and I later discovered that google.[any 2-letter country code here besides 'ca'] worked, so I knew something was up.
As it turns out, from a time a few days earlier when my net connection really WAS messed, and the ISP error page WAS warranted, my browser (Firefox) cached (saved) this the error page as being the right page for google.com/google.ca.
For those for whom this answer works, I hope it wasn't too hard to find amongst all the complicated answers!
(SOLUTION: clear your browser's cache)
Right, I'm having the exact same problem but it's only ocurring with www.livejournal.com. I can access this site on my work pc and I know it's up and running however all I get is 'This Page Cannot Be Displayed'. I've tried everything recommended on this site so far - cache clear, the MTU addition to the registry, disabling all firewalls - you name it, I've done it but to no avail. I'm running XP home with Norton 2006. I'm beginning to tear my hair out now! Any help with this one rougue website would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerly, Big Stu
Sorry, I'm not sure if this may also help but I can access livejournal through a proxy server. I can't get a ping from the site either.
Sincerely, Big Stu
I want to get gmail access for webaddress.
eg.lite and pocket version.
how can i get?
I am having the same problem!!
I have a laptop and a PC both running Windows XP Home, Service Pack 2 with Internet Explorer 6. I've also got a Telewest Broadband internet connection, I share the internet connection between my laptop and PC with a Belkin Wireless G Router (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=136493).
Upon until 2 days ago I could actually access my website (http://www.djdbwebsite.co.uk) but now I can't access it on my laptop or the PC.
At first I thought the server was down and I actually know the guy who I host from and he has assured me that the server is fine and no one else has reported any problems.
Here is where it gets even better!! :(
As well as my website, I can't access my email accounts relating to my website i.e. email@example.com which i usually access via Outlook Express, yet I can access my Yahoo email accounts ok. Also I have a MySpace profile (www.myspace.com/djdb2006) and some of the images used on my profile are hosted on my FTP server (if that makes sense?!) but I can't see them. I can't even access my FTP server to upload web pages or files etc.
To make things even worse (can it get any better?), I've asked other people can they get on to my website ok and they can but I can't?!
I've called Belkin but I'm still waiting for someone to call me back.
I've looked at a few of the methods people have used but the MTU method which has worked for nearly everyone has not worked for me.
Ok I cant get to newegg.com or hotmail.com or sears.com, and up untill i tried the host file thing a week ago, there were more, like banking sites etc.
Tried the MTU thing, no deal, so here is my setup, any help greatly appreciated, i have tried various other things also, ive been working at this off and on for about 6 months now, so im pretty upset at it now. Win 2k SP4, high speed internet/not AOL, no router-direct from cable modem to pc, although did have a router at one time, and i think thats when this started!
so i have a sony viao and i can not access certian web pager like Yahoo, AIM all of my mail and a suicide girls chat room. i can get into the internet oh adn my school but i cant get into those sites
Wow.. Same problem, cannot access my Bank webb site or wife's bank site (different) and ACLens.com? cannot access on Wirless internet Laptop or PalmTX, I'm thinking something with my router but for the life of me can't figure it out. running a Linksys router.
Can access other sites with no problems,
I fixed my problem a few weeks ago now. :)
I just restarted my router, their is a tiny hole on the back of my router, I pressed it & it reset everything which enabled me to view my website etc, again!! :)
Hi all again. Seems to be the same problem happening over and over again be reading all your comments. It even got me again!! AARRGHHhhhhhh - wasted enough time already on this. (see page 7 for previous comment), and the funny thing was, I entered the DNS settings again and it still would not let me on. I tried everything. So, back on the phone to tech support after listening to their "Lassie Come Home" elevator music they force you to listen to to subconsiously soften you up. Tried all his suggestions. Even reset the router as DJDB said. Nothing. Then the tech guy said (whether this is true or not) that the modem I have has some sort of super default settings and that if I push the button in on the back of the modem (you can only access with a pointy object like a paper clip) and hold for 20secs while the unit is ON, then pull the cord out of the modem WHILST still holding the button in. And then keep it held in for another 30secs. Then release and wait another 30secs for the chip inside to discharge before plugging in the power cable. This hard-resets the modem as if it was coming off the production line. So I plugged the power cable back in and waited for it to start. My network connection was assigned a DHCP adderss. Good so far. I logged back into the modem and entered my logon details. And it worked and has not stopped since. My modem is a Dlink. (this procedure may work for you) By the way, I have no manual DNS settings and my MTU is 1492. Didnt have to change nothing. So give this a try - what have you got to lose? except for another 4 mins of your time (and 1 min of that was reading this post!! lol ) Let me know how you go. Post any Q's if you have them and I'll try to help.
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