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

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by tom59593, Feb 2, 2013.

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    tom59593 Thread Starter

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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!!!
     
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    tom59593 Thread Starter

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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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