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Can't connect to some websites

By ChrisPC
May 16, 2015
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  1. Now that I've gotten my hardware problem out of the way, looks like I have a network problem to deal with. My computer (very specifically, just MY computer) can no connect to certain websites. It's not a lot of them, but it's enough to irritate me. For example, I wanted to try a game called Tera. I downloaded it on Steam and tried to play. Well, not only can I not connect to Tera's website, but I can't connect to their servers either. Anything Tera or enmasse (the company) comes back with a timeout. However, I can access the sites with any other device in my house on the same internet. The program is indeed allowed through the firewall. This is not the only website I have this issue with by the way, it's just the first one that comes to mind. I have no idea what else to check, I'm not good with this sort of thing. Thanks.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What antivirus/antimalware programs are you running?
     
  3. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    None at all actually, I'm very particular about what I do so I rarely get viruses. I only use scans, never active protection, and I haven't downloaded any since I recently reinstalled windows.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Let Windows Defender be your protection software. It is a separate download for Windows 7, but it is included as part of Windows 8 and Windows 10. What Internet browser are you using?
     
  5. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    I ran some scans with Superantispyware and have bitdefender running now as well, no results. I pinged enmasse.com directly with command prompt, 100% packet loss. I'm completely lost here.
     
  6. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    I'm using Google Chrome and have also tried internet explorer, neither could connect.
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Might be your ISP or router settings. I can reach enmasse fine and I downloaded Tera... I use Chrome on Windows 10
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2015
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,348   +622

    Accessing a website is not the same as playing a web game.
    If you can download the application, then clearly you have access to the site :)

    Playing games frequently require you to port-forward in your router to your pc's lan address.
    The game should tell you which ports are necessary in the Requirements.
     
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  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I can play the game from their servers
     
  10. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Hmm.. I'm not good with routers at all,
    Problem is I can neither connect to the games servers nor access their website... I was able to download Tera only through Steam, which is an alternative download method. That's how I know I can't get on that way either.
     
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You replaced the CPU with a lesser one? Did you do a fresh Windows install?
     
  12. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    After replacing the CPU? No... Windows automatically recognized it. It is the same type of CPU just a weaker model; from an FX-8350 to an FX-4100. I can't see this having anything to do with my connection issues either...
     
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You might solve this connection problem by installing Windows fresh. As I said in an earlier thread by you, a bad CPU is a rare thing except by poor cooling or handling...
     
  14. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    I think it's safe to say it was the CPU at this point, going a good week almost without bluescreens. I just fresh installed windows right before switching the CPU, I would really love to not have to do it again after I finally got some things downloaded. There has to be a more specific solution than the "Idk reinstall Windows I guess" fix-all for software issues. If I have to then so be it, but again, I'd rather wait a little to see if someone has a solution a bit more specific to the problem. As a sidenote, I also can't connect to Twitch.tv.
     
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    A CPU is the most important hardware piece of a computer system, just like your brain is to you. If you're willing to live with these "anomalies" so be it...
     
  16. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Excuse me? The only anomalies I'm having are connection-oriented. If you could explain to me how a CPU could cause an issue in which only a select few sites and servers are not able to be connected to I would quite immediately reinstall windows, but as I don't see any logic behind that, I'd rather find the real solution.
     
  17. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Uninstalled and reinstalled Realtek Ethernet drivers. Fixed it.
     
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  18. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yikes, good work:)
     
  19. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    I swear it feels like my computer is just taunting me and making fun of me; I fix a problem and another comes. Well thanks for the help across my two threads. Hopefully I won't be posting any issues for a while. Maybe my apparently unusual solutions can help someone else with the same issues.
     
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  20. barbarian1977

    barbarian1977 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Yeah, actually driver check usually helps to fix this issue
     

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