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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...

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Windows 8.1 Store Error 0x80072ee7 Fix?


The 0x80072EE7 error code may occur if the client computer cannot find the correct IP address when it tries to resolve a URL for the Windows Update Web site or for the Microsoft Update Web site. This error may occur if the Hosts file contains a static IP address.

To resolve this error, examine the Hosts file. (This file may also be named Hosts.sam.) Make sure that the file does not list any static IP entries for the Windows Update Web site or for the Microsoft Update Web site.

The Hosts file is located in the C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc folder. To view the Hosts file, you may have to associate the file with Notepad. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Right-click the Hosts file.
  2. Click Open With, and then select Notepad from the list of programs.
If the Hosts file contains a static IP address that is associated with Windows Update or with Microsoft Update, comment the entry by adding the # sign at the beginning of the entry. You can also delete the whole line and save changes to the Hosts file.

Note Programs, such as Web accelerators, DNS accelerators, DNS caching utilities, and Spyblockers, can add static IP entries for the Windows Update Web site or for the Microsoft Update Web site to your Hosts file. This scenario can cause Windows Update or Microsoft Update to fail.

Aug 15, 2014 | Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Notebook

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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

Sep 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I entered the serial and it works, but i failed to activate and asked me to activate through phone. Anyone can help with this? Thanks.


Well you can avoid it by stopping it from doing so.

Navigate to this folder on your computer: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.
Look for the 'hosts' file, right click it and select 'Properties'.
Uncheck the 'Read Only' box and click 'OK'.
Double left click the 'hosts' file and select 'Choose a program to open this file'. Before choosing one make sure there is No tick in a box stating to 'Always open with this program'. If there is then un-tick it.
You need to select 'Notepad' and double left click it which will open the 'hosts' file in text. If notepad is not in the list the you can navigate to it here: C:\Windows.
On a new line after the last entry copy and paste the following list:

127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 practivate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 ereg.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate.wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 3dns-3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 3dns-2.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-2.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 ereg.wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate-sea.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 wwis-dubc1-vip60.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate-sjc0.adobe.com


It should look something like this:

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 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

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 practivate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 ereg.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate.wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 3dns-3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 3dns-2.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-2.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 ereg.wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate-sea.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 wwis-dubc1-vip60.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate-sjc0.adobe.com

Click 'file', then 'save' to update and close the document.
Again right click the 'hosts' file, select 'Properties' and replace the 'Read Only' check and click 'OK'.
Close all windows and restart your computer and your done.

Also block it from the Firewall within Windows Control panel if still problematic by un-checking any Adobe related entries.
If you still have an issue open a free email account and post me your email address here and I'll send you a link to a solution. It is slightly more complicated though and the above should do the trick anyway.
Don't post your everyday personal email address on the site though, or any site for that matter as there is always the odd nut-job about who will think it funny to sign you up to 5000 Viagra news letters!

Please rate if this helped your issue.

Oct 30, 2010 | Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional Full Version...

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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

Aug 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Cannot get URL "www.Google.com" to work on my computer. All other bookmarks and indivdual url's work. Why won't Google work?


Hi,
This can be if you have a particual malaware in your PC. A way to validate some mischief program hasn't tampered with your internet settings, you can look at the "hosts" file (located in (C:WindowsSystem32driversetc)
In the folder you'll find a file called "hosts" (with no extension). Double-click on the file and select to open it with "Notepad". The file should have a look like this:
# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 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 ::1 localhost
Make sure google.com or any other important site to you is not in the list. If it is, just remove it so that you can access the site(s) again. Save the file, restart your internet browser and try to go google.com again. I would recommend that you do a full antivirus and malaware scan in your PC as this tends to be a sign that somethign (or someone) is messing with your PC.
Cheers, Ed

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Does any one know where I can find a hosts file editor


Make sure you're logged on as an administrator, the file is in the folder as fdblock said and is just called hosts, you can edit it with notepad

Apr 21, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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The orkut homepage/sign in page wont open and also facebook.?


Check if you have Spybot installed and if orkut and facebook name is in Host list (advanced interface)
Find your Host file: in XP is C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetc and open it with Notepad:
You get :
# 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
# Start of entries inserted by Spybot - Search & Destroy
127.0.0.1 www.007guard.com
127.0.0.1 007guard.com
127.0.0.1 00 etc.
etc .....
....
If your required Website is the list remove it and save the host file.

Dec 25, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Question


I just helped another person with what is sounding like a common issue, the only difference is they were reporting that the page would come up with page cannot be displayed and their home page had changed to a websearch page. It seemed to me that they had malware that was hijacking their preferences so I directed them to download the coolwebsearch removal tool from trend micro. I'll give you that link too, it's totally worth a shot because it's small and runs quick and it's better to get that possible problem out of the way. Download and run the program below, choose to fix right away as opposed to scan and if it tells you to reboot do it right away.
http://us.trendmicro.com/us/products/personal/CWShredder/

If it doesn't detect anything we're going to have to take the troubleshooting up a notch.
So if that doesn't fix it we need to see if another malware program is redirecting you so you cannot get to yahoo. Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc and open the hosts file. A standard generic hosts file usually only contains 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

There may be a few lines below the localhost entry but if you see any references to www.yahoo.com then we know you have some really bad malware and need to run a good spyware removal tool. For that I recommend Spybot Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware. I don't really trust anything else really.

If that doesn't work the last thing I can suggest is trying to reach the website by IP address. Go to start>run>type cmd then hit enter. In the command window type ping www.yahoo.com and it should return the IP address. Type that into the address bar in your web browser and hit enter. If it gets to yahoo then you have a DNS issue. Let me know if that is what happens and I'll send you the instructions to change the DNS address on your network card.

Jill

Nov 30, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Server not found


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.

Jul 22, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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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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