Failed to Connect issue

Discussion in 'Networking and Security' started by uptick1, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. uptick1


    I'm using Firefox browser however, I also tested this issue with IE and same issue as well.

    Anybody have this issue where they download a website and you get this message as if you weren't connected to the internet even though you are:

    "Failed to Connect
    Firefox can't establish a connection to website.
    Though the site seems valid, the browser was unable to establish a connection.

    * Could the site be temporarily unavailable? Try again later.
    * Are you unable to browse other sites? Check the computer's network connection.
    * Is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy? Incorrect settings can interfere with Web browsing.

    Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at"

    This has nothing to do with cookies or exception issues as well. I think it has to do with java or the way the picture is uploaded, maybe a macrovideo issue?

    Any suggestions?

  2. uptick1


    Thank you!

    However, I have no clue what the solution they mentioned, on how to create a host file.

    This is what the article mentioned:
    "You could set up a hosts file on your computer, and include "" in the list of sites to be blocked"

    Any suggestions tech gurus or novice gurus, or somebody?