Can't access several web sites (google).
Posted on 2014-02-07
I am having trouble accessing certain web sites, but can access others without any problem. When I try and access Google, or Yahoo, I get “this page cannot be displayed”. I can access other sites, like Expert Exchange.
Having problem from multiple machines. On my laptop, when connected to my home network, it doesn’t work. When I connect the machine via a hotspot, it does.
I have a dns server in my local network. I tried changing the preferred dns server on my local adaptor to 126.96.36.199, but no difference. Also tried rebooting the machine, as well as dns server.
I can ping google.com fine. If I access the IP address from my browser, it brings up google page. I checked my host file for bad entries (there are none).
Seems like dns issue, but I don’t understand why changing the setting on my adaptor didn’t fix it. I also tried 188.8.131.52 (google public) as preferred dns.
My local DNS server is also an AD server. I am also having issues with my VPN connection to office, so the AD server is having trouble synching. Don’t know if related or not.
I really need to get google working so that I can perform searches.