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Can only access Google sites? 4 solutions to fix this

The computer is saying I’m connected to the internet, but only is working on both IE and Chrome. On other websites I’m getting the message ‘This page can’t be displayed”.

If you’re limited to google search site only, check out some of the fixes below.

Quick Tip:

First, try opening pages in another web browser to check if it’s a browser-specific issue. There are plenty to choose from, and the Opera browser is one of the best.

This browser incorporates a built-in VPN, ad-blocker, and other anti-tracking measures as well as a Crypto Wallet, Workspaces to group tabs together and so much more.

Once you activate and use the built-in VPN, you might find that all websites are loading. This probably means that your normal IP address got somehow temporarily banned.



Make the switch to Opera now, and enjoy free browsing behind the built-in, free VPN service.

What can I do if only Google sites work?

1. Change the DNS Settings

  1. Press the Windows key + X and select Run.
  2. Enter the following command in Run’s text box and click OK to open the Network and Sharing Center: control.exe /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter
  3. Click Change adapter settings to open the connections in the Control Panel as connections website not opening except google
  4. Right-click the network connection and select Properties.WiFi Properties window website not opening except google
  5. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP /IPv4) on the Networking tab.
  6. Then click the Properties button, which will open the window in the snapshot directly below.Internet Protocol Version 4 window website not opening except google
  7. Select the Use the following DNS server addresses radio button.
  8. Enter in the Preferred DNS server box.
  9. Then input in the Alternative DNS server box as below.
  10. Click the OK button.

A lot of users have fixed the error by changing their DNS to Google DNS so give it a shot by following the steps above.

2. Restore the Windows Firewall to default

  1. Open the search utility by pressing the Windows key + S hotkey.
  2. Enter Windows Defender Firewall as the search keyword.
  3. Click on Windows Defender Firewall to open that Control Panel applet.Windows Defender Firewall Control Panel applet website not opening except google/
  4. Click Restore defaults to open the button below.The Restore defaults option website not opening except google/
  5. Then click the Restore defaults button.
  6. Note that some apps might stop working after restoring the firewall to default. So, it might be worth setting up a System Restore point before restoring the firewall to default just in case.

Run a System Scan to discover potential errors

Restoro Scan

Click Start Scan to find Windows issues.

Restoro Fix

Click Repair All to fix issues with Patented Technologies.

Run a PC Scan with Restoro Repair Tool to find errors causing security problems and slowdowns. After the scan is complete, the repair process will replace damaged files with fresh Windows files and components.

Windows Defender Firewall can be blocking the websites that you are trying to access so restoring it to the default settings might fix the issue for some users.

Need to see if Windows Firewall is blocking a port or an app? Here’s how to find out!

3. Reboot the router

Rebooting the router is another potential solution. Unplug the router from power for at least 10 seconds and plug it back in. Wait for it to reboot (it usually takes about 30 seconds)

This post was written by Matthew Adams and was first posted to WindowsReport

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