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Windows 7: Youtube site won't load on laptop when connected to my home network

18 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 - Home Premium - 64bit (x2)
Youtube site won't load on laptop when connected to my home network

Greetings & a happy new year

My issue ...[as per thread heading].

The strange thing is when I'm on other networks i.e. at the in-laws house etc. youtube loads and plays just fine, so I'm assuming it's not my laptop/software/browser etc.

To my untrained eye/brain (not a tech geek) it seems as there is a problem between my home network and my lappy (laptop connected via wifi or ethernet cable).

As stated if I'm at the in-laws it (youtube) works just fine.

Also my desktop (on my home network) can access youtube w/o any problems.

I'm really flumixed as to why this is happening.

Other sites that play :cough: :cough: movies work just fine, it's just youtube for some reason & only on my lappy when connected to my home network.

According to my AV (Kapersky) the lappy is free from virus.

Please advise.

PS - It hasn't always been this way, but I've put up with it for so long - I can't actually remember when it first started happening.

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18 Jan 2014   #2

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Hi there,

You may try changing the DNS settings from your LAN or/and WLAN settings and use the Google DNS'es.
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19 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 - Home Premium - 64bit (x2)

10x 2xg

worked a treat

any idea as to what may have changed those settings in the first place?? Just out of curiosity

again - muchas gracias
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05 Nov 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 version 6.1.7601 SP1 Build 7601

Thank you so so much!!!!
I've had this problem for MONTHS!!!! I was so confused!.....
WOW, this worked!
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 Youtube site won't load on laptop when connected to my home network

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