"The site can't be reached" many users complain about such a sudden error when trying to get to their favorite site. As a result of what this problem arose, we will try to describe what actions have been taken to solve it further.
In fact, problems with access to a particular site are much more common than the average person suggests. The cause of the error can be a variety of factors, from physical damage to equipment, to commonplace software failures. In a specific case, you should pay attention to the following options:
The first step is to make sure that the problem is not with the network hardware. Reconnect the cables, reboot the router. If the error persists, most likely the problem lies in the system settings. Here it is important to turn your gaze to the proxy server and Windows firewall, these two are still those who like to create problems out of the blue. Depending on the OS version, solutions may look like the following.
For the purpose of anonymity, some users additionally use proxy servers to access the global network. It is very easy to check the option.
Anonymity is not always a bad thing, and the purpose of using a proxy is to get to a site, which, for example, can be blocked for access from your region. Sometimes the desire of the system to protect the user plays a disservice and the firewall becomes the fault of the blocking. Checking this option looks like this.
At its core, checking proxy settings in the Windows family differs only in the visual interface, which has undergone changes in version 10, in earlier versions of the operating system, such as 7, 8, this can be done like this.
Except in rare cases, the procedure for making changes to Windows settings and parameters preserves inheritance for different generations of the operating system, this also applies to firewall settings. Therefore, the procedure for checking the defender is the same for versions 7, 8 and 10, it is described in detail above in the version for Win10.
If you use a proxy server to access the Internet, it is not always possible to check its performance with standard operating system tools. The best option is to use third-party software, which is Proxifier.
Proxifier was designed specifically for the use of proxy servers, without changing the operating system settings. A program is especially useful for checking the functionality of the proxy IP address you are using.
We select the network connection protocol and confirm the authentication with a daw. We confirm the saving of the settings and wait for the test results. If a low-quality proxy is used, we will receive a window with an error and information about the problem.