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Why does my computer say "This site can't be reached"?
Why does my computer say "This site can't be reached"?
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What is the "This Site Can't Be Reached" error?

An error message such as "This site can not be reached" appears on your screen when a website can not be accessed due to technical problems such as an overall failure of your internet connection or a misconfigured internet, network, or firewall settings.

Troubleshooting Tips

  1. Restart Your Router

    Restarting your router is the first line of defense as it involves easy troubleshooting steps that can take a few minutes.

    Unplug the power cord attached to your router and wait a full minute before plugging the cord back into the router. Once the router is back on, wait for your internet connection to reset, and then try re-accessing the website.

  2. Disable Your Firewall

    Your operating system’s built-in firewall can prevent you from accessing certain websites. To know if this is the root of the problem, try temporarily disabling your firewall and visiting the site.

  3. Clear Your Browser Cache

    While using your device, it may store data and files from websites you visit along the way to reduce load times. Clearing your browser's cache and reloading the website may resolve the error message you are receiving.

  4. Ensure the website is not blocked

    Internet providers may block certain websites which results in you not being able to access them. You can check within your internet settings to see what sites are blocked and which are allowed. Blocked sites can easily be moved to an allowed site if needed. Contact your internet provider for more information.

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