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Cannot access certain websites or game servers.

  1. #1


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8

    Cannot access certain websites or game servers.


    Hello, Recently my computer ran into a problem, couple of days ago, I could play or view websites just fine, just that day when I came back from outside I launched my game (The secret world) and the launcher got stuck at Downloading patch information.. (which was actually trying to connect to the server for patching) It was just stuck at there, so, I tried opening the game's website for support, but surprise, I can't either.. this is the error Google Chrome shows me ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT. So I can't play nor see the website BUT, when I use a proxy in chrome, I can see the website just fine, and no, im not banned from the game..

    This is what I've tried so far..

    Flushing DNS
    Cleaning dns cache
    Resetting router / modem settings to factory
    Rebooting several times
    And I even restored my whole PC to fabric state (Yup, I formatted and all)
    the issue is still there... this is frustrating, please any help would be awesome..

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  2. #2


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Have you tried changing DNS?

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  3. #3


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    Hello, thank you for answering, and thanks for the guide, I tried it but no success.. any other ideas?

    Edit: I must as well say that im running Windows 8 though.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    What do you get from running this in Powershell? Change the website to one that you can't access of course.

    Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "http://www.eightforffums.com/" | Select-Object StatusCode

    You should either get an error or a status code which can be checked here HTTP Status Codes (Windows)
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  5. #5


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    What do you get from running this in Powershell? Change the website to one that you can't access of course.

    Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "http://www.eightforffums.com/" | Select-Object StatusCode

    You should either get an error or a status code which can be checked here HTTP Status Codes (Windows)
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  6. #6


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Try, if you can ping 37.18.192.114 that is the IP, that the webpage uses, at least on my end.

    How Do I? ping or do a trace route with Windows 8

    Also try to use Traceroute, to see, where is gets blocked, if at all, since it uses a different IP.
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  7. #7


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by sykeecx View Post
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    You need to use a double quote around the website address not two single quotes. Try copying these 3 into powershell (TairikuOkami tests added also)

    Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "http://www.thesecretworld.com/" | Select-Object StatusCode
    ping
    www.thesecretworld.com
    tracert
    //www.thesecretworld.com


    You should get results like this if it is working...
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