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This is what my host file says:
Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhostThat's all I can see. What really baffles me is why this problem on both my laptop and desktop NEVER effects yahoo/google/msn. However, when I click on a link its a **** shoot if I connect or not the first time.

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  • DonJuanElGua Jul 28, 2008

    The problem is that I connect some times to websites and others won't. I've contacted my ISP and the techie asked me to try to connect directly to my DSL box as opposed to going through my wireless box. It worked. I was able to connect to every website without problems. The weird thing is that I can connect to some sites like google or yahoo EVERY time. Others I can connect and later can't or vice versa. So, if my wireless box is bad then why is it only certain websites (and these websites seem to change on a daily basis) that give me problems and not every website? So, I posted this problem and somebody asked me to check my host. Well I did and I posted it above.

  • Gary Luis
    Gary Luis May 11, 2010

    May I ask what the problem is?

  • nsindian
    nsindian May 11, 2010

    Do you use any AV/AS software? If so, turn it OFF then try connecting to sites unreachable.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    on WAN settings dynamic ip do i have to put the host name

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    on WAN settings dynamic ip do i have to put the host name

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Try the following on your router

1.) if internal firewall of router is activated, try to disable it.

2.) re-check your DNS settings in the router.

3.) Don't put as local ip address the IP address of the ADSL modem!

4.) Last but not least: if everything fails use static IP setup

Hope it helps...

jowunger

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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RESET USERNAM AND PASSWORD


Hello anonymous, The following URL is a link to the steps to reset the linksys router posted in the question. It has pictures and a walk through here: How to Reset the Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router Technically Easy

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Virtual Server / Port Forwarding does not work from within the Local Network


When you use port forwarding in Virtual Servers and try to test it from within the local network, it may fail. When for example, port 80 is forwarded to a web server in the local network, you may get the router's home page instead of the web server's one or you may get nothing at all. When you try to use the server from outside the local network it will work fine though.

This can happen when you try to access the router's WAN IP address from within the local network. In order for port forwarding to work from within the local network, the router needs to support a feature called NAT loopback. This is not a part of the specification of Belkin routers and modem-routers, so most of them will not have the feature, and if a router does have it, it is not supported.

In order to use the server from within the LAN, you can address it by its internal LAN IP address (e.g. 192.168.2.101).

If the WAN IP address has a DNS host name associated with it, such as www.example.com, and you need to use that name to connect to the server, you can do so by associating the name to the local IP address in the hosts file (a file called hosts with no extension). This file lists IP addresses and host names and is used before actual DNS lookups are done. You can add lines to the hosts file using a text editor like Notepad on Windows. The lines look like:

192.168.2.101 www.example.com www.otherdomain.com # comment

The lines contain an IP address and one or more host names separated by white space. Anything that follows a hash sign is a comment and will be ignored. You will need to change the hosts file on all machines in the LAN that need access to the server.

On Windows, the hosts file can be found in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, in C:\WinNT\System32\Drivers\Etc on Windows 2000, and in C:\Windows on Windows 98 and ME. You need to have administrator rights to edit the file; on Windows Vista and Windows 7 you need to run Notepad as administrator.

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I have accidently blocked e bay on google chrome. i have tried deleting google chrome and then reinstalling it as advised but to no avail


You might check you HOSTS file to see if that web site has been locked out in it.
It's located at: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\HOSTS
Open it with NotePad
HOSTS has no extension.

A normal HOSTS file will look like this:

# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost

If you cannot get to ebay.com, it may have an entry in it pointing ebay to your localhost IP.

127.0.0.1 ebay.com

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I am not able to connect to the google sites from my system. I am able to browse all other sites. What should i do?


If you are using windows xp:-

Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot% \system32\drivers\etc, and then click OK.
  1. Rename the hosts file to hosts.bak.
  2. Create the new default hosts file. To do this, follow these steps:
  3. Right-click an open space in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers\etc folder, point to New, click Text Document, type hosts, and then press ENTER.
  4. Click Yes to confirm that the file name extension will not be txt.
  5. Open the new created hosts file in a text editor, for example, in the Notepad.
  6. Copy the following text to the file:
For Windows XP or Windows Server 2003

# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp. # # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows. # # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name. # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one # space. # # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol. # # For example: # # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host 127.0.0.1 localhost

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1. Please check your computer have a static IP address.

2. Please put your computer's IP address shout be automatic.

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Router not blocking specified site.


There are a couple ways you can do this.
  1. Check the obvious and make sure that if you are blocking by DNS name that you have included wild cards to handle any virtual hosts running on that domain and that you are blocking all ports that could potentially generate the content, not just port 80.
  2. Make sure that you do not have spy ware locally on the LAN PC's that is connecting you to the site or broadcasting content. If you are initiating contact with the server from internal PC's then your inbound policies won't matter.
  3. If all else fails and you can trace the site to an IP, you can always block the IP on your router directly for all ports, set the etc/hosts file on each machine in your organization to redirect that IP to localhost, or set your DNS server to redirect that name/ip to a fake IP internally.

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Have you checked your HOSTS file? It may have been tampered with somehow. I ask this because you're having issues with both browsers. If it's not a DNS problem, it may be linked to hosts file, which determines what websites you can get to see.

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Wireless - 2.4 ghz


Seems to be that u r facing a intermittent connection...no need to worry about that we can resolve this issue...

for this issue we need to upgrade the firmware...
just make sure the model no and the version no of ur router..model and version no will be in the bottom of ur router ...it will be like Wrt54gv8...

login to http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1166859837401&packedargs=sku%3D1149562300349&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=3740100349B03&displaypage=download

select the version no...u can see "FIRMWARE"...download firmware and save it in to ur desktop of ur computer and close all the windows...

now open internet Explorer and in the address bar..enter as 192.168.1.1..it will prompt for a

user name and password..leave the user name blank and the password will be admin.

In the set up page in the black bar u can find "Administration",click on Administration.below administration in the blue bar u can find "Firmware upgrade" click it..

Now u can see the option browse...click browse and select the downloaded file from ur Desktop and click upgrade...it will say like "upgrade successful" and click continue.

Now turn off ur modem and the router..wait for 1 minute..

Turn onn only the modem first and wait till all the lights lit.now turn on the router and

wait till the power light is solid..open the internet Explorer it should work.

Try it and send ur Valuable Feedback

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What is the Firmware file?


TRY GOOGLE-ING LINKSYS

A FIRMEARE FILE IS TO UPDATE IT

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