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Windows 7: Help needed: why i cannot a certain website

14 Oct 2010   #11
Yee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks fseal,

I just finished the DNS flushing, flushing is ok, but still not able to visit the website..
When i type in 'nslookup www.eng-tips.com', it came back with the address :216.45.19.36...means not DNS problem...


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14 Oct 2010   #12
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I should have said this in my last post but try doing a "ping 216.45.19.36" and see if the pings come back ok or fail.. That'll test if the site is being blocked from your location.
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14 Oct 2010   #13
Yee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Fseal:
ping 216.45.19.36 failed..
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14 Oct 2010   #14
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well, something is blocking that address between you and the site.

This is a fairly common problem, and though the site iteself may be innocent, that address may have been used for spamming or part of a bot net or something and got blacklisted. Which is good at this point. But once on a black list site addresses almost NEVER come back off. So then the problem site dissapears and someone else comes along and registers a new domain and they get handed the "bad" address. Kind of like when you get a new phone number and it turns out that it used to belong to a pizza joint and you get calls all night long for pizzas...

It seems /most/ likely that the block is external to your computer/laptop but to test you sould have to try getting to the site from another mahchine on the same network or taking that machine to a different location. I.e. see if the block follows your machine specifically or follows your location. Not sure how much of that is possible for you...
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14 Oct 2010   #15
Yee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Fseal,

I see...i will try from other computer..thanks for your ideas ya..
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14 Oct 2010   #16
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yee View Post
...When i type in 'nslookup www.eng-tips.com' ...
When I click the link above it fails for me until I remove the single quote at the end. I use HOST file blocking and it still works fine (w/o the quote). Try unplugging and plugging back in your router and switch. Try rebooting if it still doesn't work.
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