Can't see a particular IP

This is a very strange issue i've been having for the past week or so. Basically my friend has a game server with a particular IP. But lately I don't seem to be able to even 'see' that server. Pinging the IP gets a timeout. I did a tracert on the IP and from the first hop onwards it gives me 3 stars followed by a 'Request Timed Out' until the 30'th hop.

No one else has this issue with that server, and I have no such issues with other servers. I really don't know what is going on but I need to be able to play there asap. Suggestions please!

Thanks in advance,
Chris
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  1. For some reason i'm not allowed to edit my own post. Anyway,

    P.S. I run on a wired connection with a static LAN ip (192.168.1.113) with all necessary ports for the game (left 4 dead 2) forwarded. Also, the issue doesn't get resolved by restarting my router to refresh my external IP.
  2. Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\user>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : user-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Anchorfree HSS Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros Wireless Network Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
    net Controller #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
    net Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . :
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{4B087E4A-8FFB-4693-A926-C5BA46D38
    9EB}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 21:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{C2CF737E-3770-4BDB-B8D8-D7A7199C0
    035}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 22:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 23:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{C2CF737E-3770-4BDB-B8D8-D7A7199C0
    035}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    C:\Users\user>
  3. Problem just solved itself.. guess it was just random.

    /thred
  4. Well, seems the issue has come up again. It actually keeps randomly coming and going.

    DNS Blocked? This means what? How can I resolve this?
  5. Admins please hide his MAC address.
  6. What?
  7. All physical addresses removed as requested.
  8. Interesting info, but it doesn't quite help me with my problem :(

    I can see the server now. This is without me doing ANYTHING. Here are my ping results:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\user>ping 94.23.145.132

    Pinging 94.23.145.132 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 192.168.1.113: Destination host unreachable.
    Reply from 94.23.145.132: bytes=32 time=107ms TTL=50
    Reply from 94.23.145.132: bytes=32 time=107ms TTL=50
    Reply from 94.23.145.132: bytes=32 time=108ms TTL=50

    Ping statistics for 94.23.145.132:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 107ms, Maximum = 108ms, Average = 107ms

    I just was able to see it and nothing changed, even my external IP. What could possibly cause this problem to just come and go like that?
  9. Bump. This issue is seriously annoying me until now. Its like one day I can see the server and the next day I can't. WTF..
  10. I find the following odd:

    Pinging 94.23.145.132 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 192.168.1.113: Destination host unreachable.
    Reply from 94.23.145.132: bytes=32 time=107ms TTL=50
    Reply from 94.23.145.132: bytes=32 time=107ms TTL=50
    Reply from 94.23.145.132: bytes=32 time=108ms TTL=50

    I don't know if it's related, but I'm puzzled why it suddenly reported "destination host unreachable" for your internal IP address (192.168.1.113). I've never seen that before. Normally it either does or doesn't get a reply from (in this case) 94.23.145.132. Why the sudden, out of the blue reference to 192.168.1.113???
  11. Its a static IP. The server is bought off a site www.serverffs.com, and it's located in France. Also, if the issue is on his server's side, why am I the only one who has random problems connecting to it? What exactly causes me to be able to see it one day, and not the other day?

    "Your Netbios over TCP put it on default. Take it off enabled." - How do I do this?
  12. Edit: I figured out how to change the Netbios over TCP, nvm that.

    Also i'd like to add that me randomly being able to see the server happens on the SAME external IP, unrenewed.
  13. Update: Just had a MAJOR DISCOVERY. I pinged the server with another PC in my house and it worked. So now I know something is wrong with the settings on THIS PC. Now I need to find out what that is..
  14. Oh and also, the other PC uses the same router. The PC im using now is running on Vista and the other one on XP.
  15. Update #2: Tested from a THIRD PC, this time also using Vista, and it worked.

    100% sure its to do with current settings on this computer now.
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