No that's good, you're in the right place. Is the DNS server settings in ipv4 & ipv6 settings also set to automatic?"Use the instructions on Microsoft's site to set the DHCP and DNS settings to obtain the IP address and DNS server address automatically."
I've already set the ipv4 & ipv6 setting to "automatic'
Is this what you mean?
is there something else i need to do?
not sure i fully understand....
Yeah, the DNS (dynamic name server) is what "finds" youtube.com and translates it to an IP address... for some reason your DNS settings isn't able to because of leftover settings from the spam protection program that you previously installed. We're just setting it to a correct value.I think MY IP address is ok....it's YOUTUBE's IP address i cant access?????
OK...tried all of that....NO LUCK ...:apologetic:No that's good, you're in the right place. Is the DNS server settings in ipv4 & ipv6 settings also set to automatic?
If it is and you are still having problems, try changing the DNS settings for IPV4 to cloudflare:
For IPV6, use:
Apply these, it should work again. If not, open a command window and flush the DNS cache in a command window like this:
... or reboot.
If this doesn't work, I don't really know what will.....
youtube.com results:Hey Jergey,
From a command prompt type
and report the results.
And then type
nslookup tsn.ca (or any other website that works)
and also report the results.
I agree with Joe that your hosts file may have been changed. Choose "My Computer" or "This PC" if it is on your desktop, then "C\", etc.... If you don't have an icon on your desktop, open Windows Explorer and look for one of those items there.joe this is going to sound stupid but...how do i get to
Im using Windows 7, BTW.
Hey Jargey,thanks guys.
when i get to the hosts file, it asks what program i wan to use to open the file.(theres a number of programs listed)
which should i choose? does it matter?
I agree with Joe that your hosts file may have been changed. Choose "My Computer" or "This PC" if it is on your desktop, then "C\", etc.... If you don't have an icon on your desktop, open Windows Explorer and look for one of those items there.
If it has been changed recently, you can look at it by right-clicking the file and opening it with Notepad. Look for any lines that do not start with a "#", which are ignored. It looks like this one on my system, mine contains no DNS instructions to override the DNS server. If you have anything else in there that isn't commented, let us know. The hosts file is a protected system file so it is difficult to edit, but perhaps Joe or I can guide you through that if there is something that shouldn't be there.
My hosts file:
# 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
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 184.108.40.206 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 220.127.116.11 x.acme.com # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
yes it would be, i for one would never attempt something like thisthe hosts file is difficult to edit
As JDC said, open Windows Explorer – double click on the C: in the left hand pane – then double click on the “Windows” folder in the right hand pane – then on the system32 folder – then on the drivers folder, then on the etc folder. Then you should see a “hosts” file along with a few other files.
Another way is to open a Command prompt then enter
that should list all the files in the “etc” folder, and you should see a file called “hosts”, and you can check the timestamp.