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Help I can't get any websites. somebody me

  1. Jun 7, 2005 #1
    help!! I can't get any websites. somebody plz help me

    suddenly I can't get any websites... all I get when I log in is "page not found" the connection is fine and the browser comes up (slowly) but then nothing but "page not found" no matter what site I put in. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling internet explorer and netscape and even mozilla firefox and they all do the same thing so it's not the browser but something else. I have cleaned out cookies, temp internet files, history, etc. I have scanned with norton antivirus, spybot and ad-aware. everything works except that I can't get any websites and my outlook express won't work now either. HELP!!! :cry:
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  3. Jun 7, 2005 #2
    I don't want to have to reformat again... :(
  4. Jun 7, 2005 #3
    After reformatting a few times it becomes easy.

    Maybe your network card is messed up?

    How are you connected and connecting to the internet?
  5. Jun 8, 2005 #4
    lol if your using IE, make sure you have the working offline thing unchecked - goto file, and itll be near the bottom...
  6. Jun 8, 2005 #5


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    Is there any life in your connection ... like typing to command prompt ipconfig /all if you're say in XP and so forth ?
  7. Jun 8, 2005 #6
    Do you have a firewall running?

    If port 80 was being blocked I think you would have gotten a different error though.
  8. Jun 8, 2005 #7
    If you block port 80 inbound wouldnt make a difference... http uses high port numbers on the way back in, port 80 is only used to establish the http session with server...

    Is your DNS server working? Or your DNS settings for IP setup correctly?


    try this,
    open cmd and type nslookup,
    at the > type physicsforums.com
    if it resolves you are ok...
    (if you get an error aty this point means your dns server is problematic)
    to see if IP is functioning correctly try using the IP address to get to the forums...
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2005
  9. Jun 8, 2005 #8
    that would be in case you don't get it to resolve
  10. Jun 12, 2005 #9
    I have dial up and it sux
    the computer in question has win ME
    the working offline thing is unchecked

    I typed 'ipconfig /all' in and something flashed on the screen too fast to read it

    I have sygate personal firewall.. have had it for some time with no prob. I even tried disabling it but no go.

    I typed in nslookup and got a message saying it could not be found. where is the > ?
    I typed in 'nslookup>physicsforums' but that didn't work either

    how do you use the ip address to get to the forum???

    still no solution to this prob
  11. Jun 12, 2005 #10


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    You have to run ipconfig in the command prompt. START->RUN and type "command". Then type "ipconfig" in the window that pops up.
  12. Jun 12, 2005 #11
    ok.. new at this stuff.. bear with me plz and thx

    that done, here is the result:

    C:\WINDOWS\Desktop>ipconfig all
    Windows IP Configuration
    Command line options:
    /All-Display detailed information.
    /Batch [file] - Write to file or ./WINIFCFG.OUT
    /renew_all - Renew all adapters.
    /release_all - Release all adapters.
    /renew N - Renew adapter N.
    /release N - Release adapter N.

  13. Jun 12, 2005 #12


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    just do ipconfig. Forget the "all" part.
  14. Jun 12, 2005 #13
    ok.. done
    now I get:

    Windows IP Configuration

    0 Ethernet adapter :

    IP Address..................... :
    Subnet Mak.................... :
    Default Gateway ............. :
  15. Jun 12, 2005 #14


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    can you "ping"
  16. Jun 12, 2005 #15
    how do I do that?
  17. Jun 12, 2005 #16


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    Everything through the command prompt.
  18. Jun 12, 2005 #17
    ok.. done
    I got:

    Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.

    Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received =0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
  19. Jun 12, 2005 #18
    problem still unresolved

    I feel so abandoned :frown:
  20. Jun 20, 2005 #19
    just to let you all know I finally got hold of someone at tech support who could help me. it was a networking setting that had to be changed; control panel / network / tcp/ip / properties / enable dns / host 'enter last name' / enter ip numbers / ok / restart. after rebooting everything worked fine. how that setting got changed I have no idea, but I think it was something on the server end that was changed. anyway thanks for all your efforts to help!
  21. Jun 24, 2005 #20
    Oops, just realized there was a second page...*blond moment*

    Well good you got it solved, but next time make sure to include if you are on a network, or dialup, or cable, etc. That's very important to know.
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