Accessing websites on internet

Posted: 01-08-2008, 06:38 PM
why is it that certain websites appear to be blocked? example: gmail
is there a way to fix this?

Accessing websites on internet


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John Barnett MVP
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Re: Accessing websites on internet
Posted: 01-08-2008, 07:36 PM
Gmail isn't blocked on my system. What firewall are you using? Are you using
a router? It could possibly be blocked by either.

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> why is it that certain websites appear to be blocked? example: gmail
> is there a way to fix this?
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Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM
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Re: Accessing websites on internet
Posted: 01-08-2008, 09:03 PM
"Confused" <Confused@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> why is it that certain websites appear to be blocked? example: gmail
> is there a way to fix this?
>
Check C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc for a file named HOSTS with no
extension. (Not Hosts.sam)
Make sure Windows is set to show hidden files and folders and is NOT set to
hide extensions for known file types.
If HOSTS exists, rename it to HOSTS.OLD
Reboot an try again.

Or, In a Cmd window, enter
ipconfig /flushdns
then clear your TIF also, and re-boot.

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