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sassywalrus

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Hello,

 

Last night I thought my internet went down, but turns out it's something else.

 

Weirdly enough only Gmail and Facebook work completely fine, but I can't access any other webpages.  If I try to open another page, it loads for an infinite amount of time, until I close the browser. My laptop is running Windows 8.

 

I use Firefox and this is also the case for IE.

 

I've tried looking up the problem online and it seems as though everyone has different solutions but none of them have worked for me.  I found someone with the same exact problem on a different forum but it looks like he never followed up.

 

I also tried ipconfig /flushdns and that didn't do anything.

 

I have finals coming up and need the internet, help please!


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Update: it appears as though only websites with an https:// prefix work, anything with an http does not work.  I still need assistance.


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Hello,

Copy and paste the text in the code box below into Notepad.
 
@Echo off
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0
Save as flush.bat to your desktop.
Double-click flush.bat file to run it. Your computer will reboot.

Note: For Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click flush.bat and select "Run as Administrator" .

No luck there,

Try resetting your browser see Here.
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I tried both and still having the same problem.  I managed to get "the internet" working yesterday but the main issue is with a website I use to connect to SAS University Edition. 

 

This isn't too much of a problem but I use VMware Player to run SAS for my coursework and that is accessed by going to a browser and typing 111.111.111.111 (obviously different numbers) and putting https:// in front of that doesn't make it work.  I would say it's now just a SAS problem, but since it initially started out as a http / https problem I think that may still be the underlying issue.


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