block a web site

  bert52a 17:39 18 Jul 2006

There is a specific website which I do not want my laptop to access.
Is there any way I can do it?
I tried using mcafee firewall but i seem to need an ip address which i dont know how to find

  MAJ 17:54 18 Jul 2006

Put the website in your restricted zone or Hosts file, bert52a. You can easily find a site's IP address if you go to Start > Run and type in:


and click OK. Then when the window opens, type:

ping "the website's name"

and press the Return key on your keyboard.

  bert52a 20:04 18 Jul 2006

majWhen I follow this advice I get the message
ping" " is not a recognised as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file

  SANTOS7 20:07 18 Jul 2006

click here
this may help...

  bert52a 20:42 18 Jul 2006

i tried this but I can still view the site after doing it.

  MAJ 22:00 18 Jul 2006

Don't use the quotation marks after ping, bert52a.

Which site do you want to block? If you post the name of the site someone will give you it's IP address and you can then use your firewall to block it. If you have entered it correctly in the Hosts file, it should be blocked.

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