Address not found

By hawk265
Apr 28, 2009
  1. Hi, I'm new here but hopefully someone can help me out.

    I'm trying to get to a site that has only stopped working for me this past friday. I can access it from work and my BlackBerry but not my personal computer (but was able to before last friday)

    I've spent over 4 hours on the phone with my ISP/Router company

    Thank you and I await a response
  2. jdillman1502

    jdillman1502 TS Enthusiast Posts: 120

    Go to:


    Open the hosts file with notepad. Is there anything listed in there (after all the lines with beginning with #) other than " localhost"?

    Also try:

    Open a command prompt (start, run, cmd, enter)
    Type: ipconfig /flushdns
    Close the command prompt window
    Try to access the site again.
  3. hawk265

    hawk265 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok Thanks. I tried the dnsflush a few different times (thats what the ISP said to do) and it didn't work.

    I opened the hosts file with notepad and this is what it said after all lines starting with # localhost
    ::1 localhost
  4. jdillman1502

    jdillman1502 TS Enthusiast Posts: 120

    Ok. You can remove the "::1 localhost" line and save the file. Then try to access the site.

    If that doesn't work, open a command prompt windows again and ping the website you are trying to ask. (e.g. - ping

    Make a note of what ip address is resolved. See if you get the same results when doing this from work.
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