Network at work wont allow access to some sites

By greener86 ยท 7 replies
Apr 15, 2008
  1. Hi,

    Basically the server at work for some reason wont allow access to certain web sites. The strange thing is this is not affecting everyone on the server. Others are able to access everything without any issues while myself and 3 others are unable to browse most sites. It allows us access to some sites but not the majority...

    Any help or idea's greatly appreciated??

  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,333   +101

    Err, sorry for the non-constructive post but, don't you have an IT department of sorts?
  3. greener86

    greener86 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    we're an it company of our techs has been working on it for about 2 weeks but he hasn't been able to find anything...just wondering if anyone give any ideas of anything that mite solve it
  4. jimjams

    jimjams TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Maybe you were naughty on the whole 'Looking at websites' and they tracked you down lol
  5. NetCablesPlus

    NetCablesPlus TS Maniac Posts: 228

    If one of your techs has been working on this for two weeks, it may be hard for any of us to come with something that s/he has not tried. That said, have you tried to use your login ID on one of the machines that seems to have access to the web in your office? That would at least narrow it down to whether it is your machine or your login that is being affected.

    The next thing that I would look at is the version and update status of your OS versus the others and also the version of the browser you are using versus the others. I would also look at firewall versions and settings.

    But again, your tech may be well beyond this already.
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,476   +126

    Sounds like they have bluecoat hardware web filter box in the server room or patch panel closet or you and the 3 others don't have permissions to access certain sites or have limited internet access though Windows Enterprise Server 2003 Active Directory.
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,168   +986

    I.T. admin could have set a proxy in the link; how is your Browser and Email configured?
  8. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,476   +126

    Exemptions in IE or proxy port like Jobeard said that too.. If you know what port is open for the outside like 8080, you would add that and port: 8080
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