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I'm having a very weird issue with a certain HTTPS site. I have no crazy network setup or firewalls. Just computers behind a cable modem. I feel dumb but I can't figure it out for the life of me. I'm about ready to just reinstall the OS (Windows 8 standard non-domain environment). When accessing on chrome it just hangs on establishing secure connection. An ERR_TIMED_OUT is returned

  • All HTTPS sites work but a certain one (it's a standard internet site)
  • This happens on all browsers (Chrome, IE, FF)
  • If I put another computer on the network it can access the site just fine so it's not a network issue.
  • I put the affected PC on another network and it still can not access the site leading me to believe the computer is the issue.
  • There is no HTTP version. I made a raw request on port 80 and a Location header is returned redirecting me to the HTTPS version.
  • Wireshark shows me sending a Client HELLO
  • I tried disabling all AV and Firewalls to no success
  • There is no proxy required. I tried checking and unchecking "Automatically detect proxy settings"
  • I tried accessing the site in a VM installed on the affected computer. The same thing is happening on the VM.
  • Yes, I tried rebooting!!!
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why is the "site" a secret? – Sickest Jan 25 '14 at 20:43
Verify the SSL Protocols of the website match the supported Protocol of your browser. Without specific information ( for instance the website in question ) we might not be able to help you. You have tried everything I would have suggested personally. – Ramhound Jan 25 '14 at 20:44

Have you considered the possibility that it has nothing at all to do with your computer? Maybe it's the server on the other end.

Try accessing the same site from a phone or device that's not on your current network. There isn't much we can do.

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Read the conditions. Other computers on my network work with that site. My computer on another network does NOT work with that site – uefimystery23asdf Jan 25 '14 at 20:45
Download yourself a linux livecd, burn it to a disk and boot from the CD. Most of them have a browser. If you can access it from the browser on the livecd, but not your windows installation -- well, i think that pretty much speaks to a faulty windows installation. – codenoire Jan 25 '14 at 20:48

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