Cannot Connect to a Specific Web Site

by on September 13, 2007

Q: I cannot access a specific website with my internet connection. An error message reads that it’s unavailable but when I try it with another connection outside of my own, it goes in, no problem. I’ve allowed this website within my firewall but it doesn’t want to connect to it, no matter what I try!

A: Your firewall is not the only software that may be able to block access to a specific web site. Make sure to disable any anti-spyware and security applications before loading this web site as well. You may also want to disable the firewall for a short period of time to see if you can browse the site without it running, or try alternate browsers (Firefox or Opera). If all of these tactics don’t work, you may want to contact your ISP to see if they are blocking it on a higher level.