Can't get to google.ca

I’ve had this problem for a few weeks now and haven’t bothered to take a look at it until now.

I can’t get to www.google.ca :frowning:

I’ve been using www.google.com since then, but there are times when I need to search for Canadian sites only (like today).

I’ve tried IE and get the standard error message.

The page cannot be displayed

The page you are looking for is currently unavailable.
The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties,
or you may need to adjust your browser settings.

Tried Firefox and the page doesn’t load at all. I just stays on the current page and the bottom status bar says Done.

Running WindowsXP Pro.
Done the standard:
Clear Temp Internet files, cookies and history.
Ran spyware checkers.
Disabled firewall and did virus scan (with updated defs).

Get this. When I ping www.google.ca I get an IP address of 127.0.0.1!

Pinging www.google.ca [127.0.0.1] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 127.0.0.1:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

So for some reason I’m not resolving that that hostname and am now looping back to my network card… :rolleyes:

Can someone ping www.google.ca and get me the IP address? I will try that first.

Any other suggestions are more then welcome!

www.google.ca works from here (Australia)

Ping:

Pinging google.ca [216.239.59.104] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 216.239.59.104: bytes=32 time=370ms TTL=233
Reply from 216.239.59.104: bytes=32 time=371ms TTL=233
Reply from 216.239.59.104: bytes=32 time=367ms TTL=233
Reply from 216.239.59.104: bytes=32 time=380ms TTL=233

Ping statistics for 216.239.59.104:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 367ms, Maximum = 380ms, Average = 372ms

As for google.ca looping back to 127.0.0.1, do you have it in your hosts file (C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc).
Open the Hosts file in Notepad and if google.ca is in there remove it.

Excellent. It was indeed in my hosts file.

Working like a treat now.

Thanks bud :smiley: