The site could not be found error on browsing

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Hi all!

I have internet access on my laptop. I can chat via MSN Messenger.

I receive emails in Outlook.

I cannot browse the internet.  Any website that I type in my browser is giving me an error message stating that the site could not be found. Whatever website I type in my computer, it can not be found.

Whatever browser I used,  I still get the same problem. I tried with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, but I cannot browse. I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop.

My laptop also has a fixed IP address. 

Please help.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #124836

The site could not be found error on browsing


If you are using Internet Explorer and Firefox and your explorer is not working, better try to do this:

  1. Start then go to control panel.
  2. Click internet options, then click connections tab
  3. Click LAN settings.  It will open automatic configurations. Under automatically detect settings, ensure there is a check mark
  4. Remove all the check marks you see an automatic configurations and proxy server. Press OK
  5. Select Advanced tab. Click “Reset” which will reset default settings
  6. Press OK

Make sure you have a static IP address. To check, please do the following steps:

  1. Open network and sharing center
  2. Start – control panel – network and sharing center – select the default connection/network you are using – select properties – click on the internet protocol or TCP/IP and select properties – on the general tab select “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically” – click OK
  3.  Check for internet connection. Open internet explorer. Click on file tab at the upper left corner of the web browser.               Make sure work offline is uncheck.
  4.  Restart your computer.
  5. Check for internet connection.


Answered By 0 points N/A #124838

The site could not be found error on browsing


Please try using a dynamic IP address and test it if it is working using DHCP.

  • To do this, go to your Network properties by clicking the Network icon found on your Desktop. Right click on the icon and choose "Properties".
  • You will then be shown to a different information related to the connected network you're in. Click "Home network".
  • Then click on Properties under “Local Area Connection”. Then click "Ok".
  • After which, look for “Internet Protocol Version 4″ and double click on it so that  properties for that will appear.
  • Click the "Obtain an IP address automatically" radio button. Click also the "Obtain DNS server address automatically" radio button. 
  • Press Ok.  Then close all windows and restart your system.
  • Open your internet browser and connect to the internet.

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