Can't access Google, Wikipedia on multiple browsers?



Many IT administrators have been struggling with issues accessing Google and Wikipedia on multiple browsers. This is an issue that can be caused by a variety of factors, and it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of the issue. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the common causes of this issue and offer some solutions.

The most common cause of this issue is that there is an outdated or corrupt version of your web browser installed. Each web browser has its own set of updates and security patches that should be installed regularly. If these updates are not installed, then you may not be able to access certain websites, including Google and Wikipedia. To resolve this issue, you should make sure your web browser is always up to date.

In some cases, the issue could be related to your DNS settings. Your DNS settings control how your computer connects to the internet. If these settings are incorrect, then it can cause problems accessing websites. To check your DNS settings, you should open the Network and Sharing Center in Windows and select “Change Adapter Settings”. Once you are in the settings, you should select the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click on the “Properties” button. In the dialog box that appears, you should select “Obtain DNS server address automatically”.

Another possible issue could be related to your antivirus or firewall software. If your antivirus or firewall software is blocking access to certain websites, then you may not be able to access Google or Wikipedia. To check if this is the case, you should try disabling your antivirus or firewall temporarily and then see if you can access the websites. If you can access the websites, then you should contact your antivirus or firewall software manufacturer to find out how to fix the issue.

Finally, you should also check your internet connection. If your internet connection is slow or unreliable, then this could be the cause of the issue. To check your internet connection, you should open the Command Prompt (cmd.exe) and type in “ping google.com”. If the ping results are consistently high or if you get a “Request timed out” message, then this could indicate that there is an issue with your internet connection. You should contact your internet service provider for assistance.

In conclusion, if you are having trouble accessing Google and Wikipedia on multiple browsers, then it could be caused by an outdated or corrupt web browser, incorrect DNS settings, a firewall or antivirus issue, or an unreliable internet connection. To resolve the issue, you should make sure your web browser is up to date, check your DNS settings, disable your firewall or antivirus temporarily, and check your internet connection. If you are still having issues, then you should contact your internet service provider for assistance.

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