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Solved: Accessing websites via ip address url not working

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  1. tavroh92

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    Hello

    Im having problems with my main pc. When i go to a website like google i am unable to access the website i get the message server not found. However if i type the ip address for google(74.125.236.81) I am linked to google. I have tried other browsers and no differences to the outcome just another unable to find error. How do i fix this?

    Also my home internet is working im using another computer and can surf the web normally.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Try a different DNS server, like 8.8.4.4.

    Try running Namebench or similar to find the fastest server for your machine.
     
  3. tavroh92

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    Can u explain how to?
    I also installed that program and ran it but i don't understand how it helps.
     
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    Go to Start > Run, and type:

    ncpa.cpl

    Find your active connection, right-click it and choose Properties. Find the IPv4 settings and double-click that.

    You'll find a box for DNS server. It is probably set to automatic now. In the box, put 8.8.4.4 (Google DNS) or any other free, public DNS server address (search online). If you run Namebench, it tries to find the one that is the fastest for you to use.
     
  5. tavroh92

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    Thank you. This helped if it would not be much could you explain how an issue like this can arise?
     
  6. Elvandil

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    No idea in your case. It could be a temporary outage of your normal DNS server. Or some program that you use may have changed the address (though that seems unlikely without your explicit permission, though people don't, in general, unless they are seriously neurotic, read every detail of every "OK" that they click on in the course of a day, or they wouldn't have enough time to get anything done). An infection could even have changed it to try to prevent you from getting help.

    You can mark your thread "solved" using the button at the top of the page.
     
  7. tavroh92

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    Although my connection will drop for some brief periods?
     
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    There's a question mark, but it appears to be a statement. I don't understand.
     
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