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Technology Coordinator

By mmemmons ·
Why would a networked computer be able to hit the Intenet ONLY if a IP
address is typed in and NOT be able to hit the Internet if an actual web
domain name is typed in?

For example: I can hit 24.190.143.146:8181 and come to a certain site
BUT
I cannot type in www.google.com without getting an error that I am not
connected to the Internet.

What Network settings may cause this strange occurance?

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DNS

by Churdoo In reply to Technology Coordinator

...is used for name to IP address resolution.

Check the DNS settings in the network connection properties and compare them to neighboring workstations.

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forwarders

by CG IT In reply to Technology Coordinator

the LAN DNS server doesn't forward unresolved queries to internet root hint servers or possibly but not probably, your proxy blocks that domain name [should also block using physical address as well but then you wouldn't be able to get to the site using it's actual address].

Note: a name www.<yourdomainname>.com is the equilvelent of an IP address 24.X.X.X:<port #> so when you type in the actual address and port # your typing out the actual address which will always work as long as the address is valid.

note your port # 8181 that is a proxy port # as http means port 80. any other port used is a LAN proxy for port 80 on http requests.

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Thanks

by mmemmons In reply to forwarders

Thanks to all for the helpful suggestions

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there is the thumbs up button

by CG IT In reply to Technology Coordinator

if the suggestions are truely helpful, the thumbs up button is a way to say it.

on the other hand, if they aren't ..well maybe smorty will put in a thumbs down.

:reminds me of gladiator contests:

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