Windows 7 64x Cannot Connect to some specific websites, i.e. www.java.com and a handful of others.

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  1. Shieldsy

    Shieldsy New Member

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    I can access most websites from my laptop except for a handful, as stated in the title. I can access them from other computers on my network.

    java.com: Java + You
    Adobe
    Centrelink - assists people to become self-sufficient and supports those in need
    www.police.sa,gov.au
    Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums

    These are a few of the sites I cannot access. I am also unable to access any websites that are offshoots of these i.e. Adobe - Downloads or Adobe - Adobe Reader download - All versions

    I have tried to ping these and when I do I get this message:

    Pinging [website] [IP address] with 32 bytes of data:
    General Failure.
    General Failure.
    General Failure.
    General Failure.

    Ping statistics for [IP address]:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% Loss)

    This occurs for each site.

    When I use tracert:

    Tracing route to [website] [IP address]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 General failure.

    Trace Complete.

    Again occurring for each site.

    I have also checked the hosts file:

    # Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    # localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
    # 127.0.0.1 localhost
    # ::1 localhost

    and as you can see the problem websites are not listed.

    The laptop is connected wirelessly to a D-Link DIR600 Wireless 150 Router, which is then connected via ethernet cable to a DSL-504T modem/router.

    I am running Avast Antivirus and am currently using Google Chrome as my browser. I have tried opening the websites in Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer (32x and 64x) to no avail.

    Thanks in advance,

    David
     
  2. Shieldsy

    Shieldsy New Member

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    Hi all,

    I have fixed the problem now, turns out that PeerBlock was blocking some of my HTTP access I just had to unblock HTTP in PeerBlock

    Thanks
    David
     

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