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cant work it

By bobby123
Sep 10, 2007
  1. This site which I regularly use has stopped working for me but all my friends can still access it. Is there a way to 'ping' it as such or any other way to get it to work?
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    If the site is still working the security settings on your system are probably the reason for your not being able to visit the site. Reset all your browser settings to default and also check that the site address is not listed as a blocked site. Do this same check with your firewall - or disable the firewall pro tem to check.
     
  3. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 336

    where do i check for blocked sites and how do i set them back to default?
     
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Would you like me to check the site? Please type in entire URL- don't use any of the URL shortening methods.

    It would also be helpful to know what 'stopped working' means.
     
  5. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    If you are using IE, go to tools, security and set all zones to default level. At the same place, click on the no-entry sign to check that url is not listed there.
    Check also add-ons (tools > manage add-ons)
     
  6. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 336

    did all that and no luck albert. I tried to ping it but it says dns time out.
     
  7. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    If you can ping microsoft,com and not google.com I have no idea what this might be (if not already covered above).
    Perhaps one of the gurus??
     
  8. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 336

    name me some good proxy sites might try and work it using that
     
  9. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 336

    howard any ideas?
     
  10. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Just had a thought on another thread - maybe it is a firewall setting on the router?
    Bobby123 - what modem router do you have?
     
  11. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 336

    belkin man
     
  12. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    OK - most Belkins have a firewall built in. Open the browser and type into the address line 192.168.2.1 (this is the usual IP address for a belkin router - if yours has been changed to something different, use that one). The default use is admin and the password also admin - if yours has been changed you will have to use that.
    Navigate down the left hand menu and select security. Disable all the settings (you can always reset them once we have found out about this) and save them. The router may go through the reboot process.
    Restart everything and tell us if we have found it.
     
  13. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    And I offered to check the site for you, but that doesn't appear to interest you.
     
  14. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    I think he's gone! Thats gratitude for you...
     
  15. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    I don't know- there were 'only' 6 posts yesterday! Maybe some of the suggestions are being tried. But it wouldn't be the first time we didn't hear back!
     
  16. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Seems to happen rather a lot....
     
  17. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 336

    sorry been busy, i will do that now albert
     
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