Cant connect to game servers, torrents but can surf web

By bloodshot92 ยท 5 replies
Oct 25, 2015
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  1. Hi friends! I recently have had an issue where I can't connect to any game servers or torrents, but am able to surf the web and stream videos at full speed. I've troubleshooted many steps (reseting router, port forwarding, ip renew) and decided this is a matter that might need outside help to solve. I have a pretty good indication that it has to do with my current router configuration as to all pc's on the network having the same issue. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas? Any information requested will be quickly uploaded, thanks in advance <3
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,788   +1,251

    I suspect you have the same AV product on all systems and that can easily control access in multiple ways. First look in your \windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file and inspect for any of your game servers. *IF* found, that's the reason why: Blocking occurs when the line in the hosts file reads

    Code:
     127.0.0.1     some.domain.name 
     
  3. Somya gupta

    Somya gupta TS Rookie

    But what to do after that......I mean to fix the problem
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,788   +1,251

    IF your game server domain is in that list, you need to delete that line
     
  5. Shadragon135

    Shadragon135 TS Rookie

    im having the same problem, ive gotten to the files in the windows directory but once I get to the "hosts" I cant interact with the file, all it does is show an example of what it would look like and nothing else? please help?
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,788   +1,251

    Here's the sequence to modify the etc\hosts file:

    • attrib -r hosts
    • use wordpad or notepad to alter the file
    • (any line beginning with '#' is a comment )
    • insert, edit or delete as necessary
    • save and quit
    • attrib +r hosts
    then
    • ipconfig /flushdns
    • net stop "dns client"
     

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