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2008 R2 unable to browse website but nslookup works

Im able to nslookup websites but when I try to go to the internet site on the browser it says"IE cannot display the webpage". I can access any computer on our network by name just fine. How should I troubleshoot this?
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Shaun Vermaak

8/22/2022 - Mon
Fethi ABASSI

Hi,
Can you try with traceroute command line to check if you have the access to the destination domain
footech

The simplest item to check (and therefore where I always start, at least if you already have another browser installed) is to see if it's a browser issue.  So try to open the site in another browser like Firefox or Chrome.

You say you can access other computers on your network, but can you access other sites on the internet?

Ping and tracert can be useful tools, but not all sites allow pings, so be aware that just because you can't ping a site it doesn't mean there would be a problem with browsing to it.  Likewise, sometimes you can browse to a site via it's IP, but if there's multiple sites hosted on single IP then you must use the name.

Try to open the site from another computer.  If it opens, does the IP returned by a ping (so as to the use the OS DNS resolver as opposed to nslookup's) from that machine match what you see when you try to ping the site from the problem machine?
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