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Windows 7: Blocked websites?

30 Aug 2010   #21
melie

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Barman58
You are a genius! I reset my router and I can access all my sites again.
You have restored what little sanity I have left.

Mark


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30 Aug 2010   #22
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

OK.

go to Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections, select the network adaptor you are connecting by, select the IPv4 option and set the DNS servers to the following

Primary 208.67.222.222
Secondary 208.67.220.220

reboot and try to access the sites

Edit OK ignore this next step
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30 Aug 2010   #23
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 
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Barman58: Perhaps you can help explain a problem I had for the first time yesterday, but solved it with a combination of a router and 16-port-switch power-off reset (and coincidentally waiting to see if the lost websites came back a few hours later). Very strangely these 4 websites would not come up via my normal Covad T1 connection on any networked computer: microsoft.com, hotmail.com, msn.com, and Windows Update (url hidden by the app). Not even on the pc that overides the router's DNS choices with its own. They came up fine on a computer when it was using Sprint instead of the network. All other websites worked via the network but I couldn't remember any other Microsoft domain names to try. All that a ping test would tell me is that they have different ip addresses from each other since none of them were (or are now) responding to pings.
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30 Aug 2010   #24
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Primary 208.67.222.222
Secondary 208.67.220.220
Open DNS has the annoying habit of redirecting bad domains when in fact you should just get a "page not found" message. But it would be a useful test just for the purpose of trying different dns servers, as you suggest.
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30 Aug 2010   #25
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Primary 208.67.222.222
Secondary 208.67.220.220
Open DNS has the annoying habit of redirecting bad domains when in fact you should just get a "page not found" message. But it would be a useful test just for the purpose of trying different dns servers, as you suggest.
You can fix that by logging in and turning off that setting.
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31 Aug 2010   #26
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
You can fix that by login in and turning off that setting.
Thanks, i didn't know that. Speaking of changing DNS servers, GRC has a tiny app that tests numerous public servers to help you decide which ones to use: GRC's*|*DNS Nameserver Performance Benchmark**
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31 Aug 2010   #27
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Mr. Gibson, has been a long time friend, from back in the DOS days. We have lost touch over the years but I still use his web site for testing. Thanks for the reminder.
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