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Need help! I can't go to certain websites!

Old 09-14-02, 11:36 AM
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Need help! I can't go to certain websites!

I am not sure exactly how to ask this. Anytime I click on a link that deals with I get a can't load page. It does it with other web sites like that , too. For example, if I click on the or link on this page I will get the error page. How do I fix this?

I am running XP home and I don't have any page blockers on my computer. I used to have one, but I took it off. The program I used was TweakXP.
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Old 09-14-02, 12:28 PM
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Probably a router/ISP problem. How long have you had the problem?

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Old 09-14-02, 12:41 PM
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Can you ping them? DO this. Reboot your machine to clear any DNS cache. Open up a command prompt by clicking on start then run. Type in command or cmd.

At the prompt type ping or any other website you can't reach. If you resolve it to an IP but it times out then it's a router problem. If you can't reolve it then it's a DNS issue either on your PC or at the ISP. Do you have any personal firewall blocking port 53?

I know XP Pro supports this, but maybe home does too. If you resolve the name, but still can't ping try a tracert. Type in tracert and the IP or the website name. You'll get a list of every router the request has to hit in order to get to ebay's page. If anything is down that may be the problem.
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Old 09-14-02, 01:39 PM
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I can get to the websites as long as I type in teh website address. The problem comes when I try to use a link to get there. Ebay and links on dvdtalk go through first. I think this address is blocked somehow
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