I just upgraded from Debian Etch to Wheezy 7.3. Things seemed to go fine but I can't load half of the websites I usually go to any more.

I thought it may be an IPv6 issue so I disabled it but the problem remains. The websites that I can't open will open on my other computers which are connected to the same router in the same fashion.

I get no error message other than "webpage is not available". I have tried Chrome, Epiphany and Iceweasel will all the same results.

Could someone suggest what happened to my settings that would just block some websites??


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    Can you ping these sites? – MariusMatutiae Dec 15 '13 at 8:03
  • Can these sites resolve DNS? – Braiam Dec 15 '13 at 8:49
  • Ping is acting very strange. I can't ping google.com or any other website. but I can load up google and do searches just fine. however a lot of websites that i have confirmed working will just not load. and no error is given other than it can't be reached. – nomaam Dec 15 '13 at 18:06
  • how do i know / check if a website can resolve DNS? – nomaam Dec 15 '13 at 18:08
  • Also, I can ping my loop back address but not my router. – nomaam Dec 15 '13 at 18:26

resolved the problem

needed to modify the resolv.conf file. it only had the loop back address. I manually added the DNS server IP addresses and now it works. What a headache that was!

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