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Windows 7: Certain websites dont connect - DNS - static IP


24 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium - Desktop 32 bit / Laptop HP (G62) 64 BIT
 
 
Certain websites dont connect - DNS - static IP

Certain websites dont connect. I get the following message:

it seems to have started since i assigned static IPS on the network. But im not sure.

How can i resolve this, thank you.



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24 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Try changing your DNS with:
Open DNS:
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
or
Google DNS
8.8.8.8
8.8.8.4
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24 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium - Desktop 32 bit / Laptop HP (G62) 64 BIT
 
 

stalker,

thank you, i tried 8.8.4.4 in the wireless connection properties preferred dns box, but it didnt make a difference

previously i had my default router gateway address in there.

it is always one site in particular that doesnt work....windowsupdate.microsoft.com...

ive heard its common problem, and never found posted resolutions...

i also tried flushing dns cache, and ipconfig /renew

i also reconfigured router to manual dns with 8888, 8844, and domain name= google.com???, anyway it didnt make a difference

i also closed AV & windows firewall...

tracert timed out and ping numeric address timed out...
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24 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Try to delete cookies on your browser,delete the cache. Also give a try this:
Go to C:/Windows/system32/drivers/etc. There is a file called hosts. Open it with Notepad / Notepad++ and make a screenshoot of it,and post the picture here. Maybe some sites are blocked by windows.
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24 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium - Desktop 32 bit / Laptop HP (G62) 64 BIT
 
 

no luck so far...


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24 Feb 2011   #6

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I'd try a spyware scan if you haven't done that already. SUPERAntiSpyware is a good one.

If still no luck, give Firefox a shot and see if that makes a difference. If it does we'll know the problem lies with IE and not your Network settings in general.

What happens when you try to run Windows Update from Control Panel?
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24 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium - Desktop 32 bit / Laptop HP (G62) 64 BIT
 
 

update works fine from CP.


thanks ! FF gives me this for that site , better than before for sure.... so whats up with IE8...


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24 Feb 2011   #8

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Have you run a spyware check? Besides the one I mentioned before, a go-round with Malwarebytes would be a good idea.
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25 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium - Desktop 32 bit / Laptop HP (G62) 64 BIT
 
 

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25 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium - Desktop 32 bit / Laptop HP (G62) 64 BIT
 
 

do i need to reload IE8 ?

i noticed its happening on both networked computers, laptop & desktop. The desktop is only a few months.
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