I was configuring my VirtualBox preferences and fixing a problem (regarding different extension pack versions; irrelevant) when I suddenly realized that even though I fixed my original problem I suddenly could not connect to the VirtualBox website from my host computer.
I know that while fixing my original problem, I was still able to connect to the website.
I then tried to enter the following commands:
C:\Users\Admin>ping virtualbox.org Pinging virtualbox.org [18.104.22.168] with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Ping statistics for 22.214.171.124: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss), C:\Users\Admin>ping download.virtualbox.org Pinging e2875.d.akamaiedge.net [126.96.36.199] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 188.8.131.52: bytes=32 time=109ms TTL=57 Reply from 184.108.40.206: bytes=32 time=114ms TTL=57 Reply from 220.127.116.11: bytes=32 time=103ms TTL=57 Reply from 18.104.22.168: bytes=32 time=107ms TTL=57 Ping statistics for 22.214.171.124: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 103ms, Maximum = 114ms, Average = 108ms
So I definitely have a slow yet working Internet connection. I tried uninstalling VirtualBox and the drivers, resetting my network adapter, clearing my DNS cache and restarting my computer yet I still can't connect to the website. I know that my hosts file is in mint condition so it might not help.
- OS: Windows 7 x64
- IPv4 DNS: 126.96.36.199
- VirtualBox version: 6.1.18-142142
Are there any ways to solve this? Thanks in advance :)
Edit: I tried using a VPN, and it worked. But I still want to know how to fix it without using one.