Unable to access a website

By mephisto_007
Jun 2, 2006
  1. This has been almost afew months now that my computer browser both IE and Firefox (I tried serveral other computers inside our network) cannot access to one of those forum site (I can give out the link, but maybe not in this case?), at first I thought their server had shut down since my Internet connection is fully working fine, though today one of my friend told me about that forum and said it has never been shut down before and they can access it... so I tried again but still doesn't work but the weird thing is this time I went to command dos and do a ping to its address and they reply back 100% but why can't my browser access it?

    FYI, I have also done a fresh reformat about a week ago and all my software, antivirus, firewall and OS (xp pro) are all up to date. Now what's seem to cause this problem can you guyz help me out.

  2. Spike

    Spike TS Rookie Posts: 2,371

    It depends what the link is. At this moment in time it could be one or more of many different things that are causing your problem.
  3. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 305

    I didn't expect any replying to be this fast, I'm amazed... well here is the link of the site LINK I cannot understand why my browser can access all sites I have visited excepts the one above and pings still reply... What's should I do next?
  4. Spike

    Spike TS Rookie Posts: 2,371

    It's all in the luck of the draw :)

    I can access that site.

    First, let's check it's not a problem with resolving DNS for it. Try the following link...
  5. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 305

    Spike no luck all I had is this, I am gonna do a whole scan from Housecall site...

  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 14,797   +508

    good info; get a cmd prompt and run tracert
    you should get to the site. if this timesout, it's beyond your control and
    the last line is the system with the connectivity problem
  7. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 305

    From what you said if I were to run a tracert tracert then my browser will likely to access that site again? although I am afraid it's doesn't and here is my tracer result (I have no idea how to read it)
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 14,797   +508

    it confirms access (at the tcp level) from your system to that site.
    this fingers your browser as the most likely problem.
    go to tools, options
    (IE) delete Files under Temporary files
    (Firefox) empty cache
    Under Connections, click Lan Settings
    clear the box Proxy Server, then OK
  9. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 305

    I tried delete all cookies and cache from both browser but still the same problem, I don't have anymore input this is the weirdness thing has ever happen to me.

    Edit: Perhap my IP address has been banned from the site itself?
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