Cannot Access Various Websites (Microsoft.com, Paypal, etc.)

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tom59593

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Hey guys,

I've been trying to figure out this weird issue for a couple of weeks now, but I haven't had any luck. The problem is that I can't access a few key sites, namely microsoft.com and paypal. When I attempt to go to these sites (or any of their sup-pages...such as a support thread on microsoft.com), I get a 'could not find webpage' error in all browsers (chrome, ff, ie, safari, and opera tested so far).

A laptop on the same wireless connection as me can access these sites without any issues, so it's definitely something to do with this particular unit.

Some things I've looked at:
  1. MTU settings are manually set to 1500 in my router
  2. My HOSTS file contains nothing except the default contents with # on the left
  3. I have no firewall installed

The first two are the most common things I find when I search around online for this issue, so I've tried those plenty of times.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance for any help/guidance you can provide!

THANKS!!!
 

tom59593

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I've also found that I can't 'connect to xbox' in Windows 8. Not that it's terribly important, but it IS a Microsoft product and I assumed the two might be linked.

Any thoughts?
 
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