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Blocked Domain by administrator. But only my laptop in private apartment???

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  1. tones66

    tones66 Thread Starter

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    I have just moved into an apartment and am sharing with 3 other people who have been here several months. For two days, all was ok with my internet connection (the router is in my room and has factory settings).
    But tonight, whenever I try to connect to certain sites ie gambling etc, I get a webpage saying
    "This domain is blocked.
    Sorry, xxxxx.com has been blocked by your network administrator.
    This site was categorized in: gambling
    Contact your network administrator"

    The address is www.block.opendns.com.

    But all my friends computers work fine and they can access the " blocked" sites and I can do on my smartphone while connected to the same router.

    We have no administrator here, so why only my laptop?

    Thank you in advance
     
  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    OpenDNS is a well known site that should not be blocked, however when I did block.opendns.com (the www. is not required) I got directed to blocked-domain.com

    Since I can't see it (and my home computer's NIC is fried) what is meant to show on that specific site?
     
  3. tones66

    tones66 Thread Starter

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    thanks for your reply James, but I think we have crossed wires here!

    I have not blocked OpenDNS. But whenever I try to access certain websites, I get directed to Block.opendns.com and get a message saying :
    Sorry, xxxxx.com has been blocked by your network administrator.
    This site was categorized in: gambling
    Contact your network administrator"

    Why does this ONLY happen to my laptop and not everyone elses laptops or smartphones that are connected to the same router?
     
  4. valis

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    most likely because someone in the flat put a restriction on it.........
     
  5. tones66

    tones66 Thread Starter

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    No one has put a restriction on it alll. No one in here even knows anything about networking or pc admin!
     
  6. valis

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    that is a web filter.......we use them at work all the time....virtually the identical message as well, save for the blockdns.....so someone, somewhere, has put a filter on that pipe.
     
  7. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    Sorry I did misread the original message :eek:

    What is your DNS settings?
     
  8. gurutech

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    If your laptop is the only one having problems, and no one else is, including your phone, then the problem is with your laptop. Post an "ipconfig /all" on your machine and post here (this will give the DNS settings that Couriant is asking for also).

    It's possible that you have malware/spyware, which can modify yours HOSTS file, or a browser toolbar that could be blocking the site.
     
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