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Help! I can not look at Ebay on my computer. All other computers in the office can see Ebay, when I try I get redirected to a Google search page. I have checked my settings and done the diagnostic steps the computer offers and nothing has helped. I am not blocked from any other sites (PayPal, banking, etc.) that I know of. Please help, I want to sell some stuff before we move. :)
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Hi, one thing you can try is that search for the file HOSTS which should be in the folder windows/system32/etc and open it with notepad, check to see whether the word ebay is in front of an address like:
22.22.23.22 ebay.com. This address is the actual address of the site and if you enter the text in front in the browser you will be directed to that site.

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Edited by SOORENA, 03 December 2007 - 06:58 PM.

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If you click here you will be directed to a page with the location of the Hosts file on different Operating Systems. The table is about half way down.

If there is a bunch of numbers (an IP address), just delete that line only and you should be fine.
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I tried these suggestions and still can not go to Ebay. This is what my HOSTS file looks like.

# Copyright © 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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That seems fine. Do you have a router by any chance?

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I do have a router but all the computers in the office are on it. This morning I boldly told the computer to automatically assign itself an IP address and DNS. Immediately afterward I could go to Ebay! Problem is solved! Thanks for all the quick responses :)

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