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Windows 7: Can access yahoo.com but cannot ping it

24 Dec 2014   #1
yky

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Can access yahoo.com but cannot ping it

I just set up my router (TP-LINK TL-WR941N) in bridge mode. I can open www.yahoo.com and open links on that page also. If I open a cmd window, I can ping www.yahoo.com without problems. However, in the router's diagnostic menu, if I enter www.yahoo.com, I get an error message saying " Ping request could not find host www.yahoo.com. Please check the name and try again." Same for cnn.com.

Is there something wrong with my router?


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24 Dec 2014   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Some sites do prohibit pinging them. I first ping my ISP then I ping a competitor just to check things out. I just checked and Amazon.com didn't work but tigerdirect.com did. If a ping command works in the Command Prompt window it can be assumed all is good. Could be the Router diagnostic isn't hitting the Internet.
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24 Dec 2014   #3
yky

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the answer.
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24 Dec 2014   #4
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

You're welcome.
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