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By mitch04
May 24, 2014
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  1. Hi, my laptop has internet connection from a wifi which works fine. It then shares Internet connection via eathernet to my desktop. Problem is my desktop can only access small websites such as google. I have been told its a packet problem. Anyone know how to fix this?

  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,880   +903

    hmm; how did you determine this - - someone tell you so?

    Sovling website access is usually a
    1. DNS lookup failure,
    2. an entry in your etc\hosts file or
    3. some hack into your TCP stack.
    let's start with
    #1; get a command prompt and enter these two values
    the first must not timeout; the second should return the ip address
    If both work, the TCP is basically sane.

    Test a few well known websites:
    nslookup ==>
    Addresses: 2001:4998:f011:1fe::3000​

    nslookup ==>
    Addresses: 2404:6800:4005:804::1013​

    nslookup ==>

    If you can get these names to return ip addresses, you're well on your way.

    #2 an entry in your etc\hosts file
    SO, some sites fail?? try NSLOOKUP site_url
    It should return their ip address.

    If fail on the site url, then suspect the etc\hosts file and try this
    (assuming you cant get to
    find /I "" \windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts​
    I get back:
    because I choose to block access to that site

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