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Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

(OP)
I am not using a mobile device but every time I try to access www.cnn.com I get redirected to m.cnn.com and the same goes for www.evite.com it goes to m.evite.com.  I deleted cookies and temporary files.  Anyone know how to fix that?

Thanks
Tarsier

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

What browser are you using and what user agent string is reported when you visit here?

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

(OP)
Internet Explorer

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; InfoPath.2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727;)

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

Your user agent string is correct, so that's not it.  Does it still happen when you run IE in 'no add-ons mode'?

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

(OP)
how do I switch to no add-ons mode?

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

You should find Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) in Accessories, System Tools.  Or you can start it from the command line or make your own shortcut with the target "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"  -extoff

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites


What happens if you use a different browser (e.g. Firefox, Safari, or Opera)?

If they also redirect you, then it could be your hosts file, or DNS server (more likely the latter).

At least that will tell you if it's an IE problem or not.

Hope this helps,
Dan

 

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RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

(OP)
I ran IE in no  ad-ins mode and it still goes to mobile.

It happens only in IE, not in Safari.

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites


Visit this site: http://www.fiddlertool.com/ua.aspx

What does your user agent string contain?

The only thing I've managed to find is if it has "Tablet PC 2.0" in it, then you could try the following:

- Clear your browser cache
- Quit IE
- Delete registry key HKLM -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Internet Settings -> 5.0 -> User Agent -> Post Platform -> Tablet PC 2.0

Hope this helps,
Dan

 

Coedit Limited - Delivering standards compliant, accessible web solutions

Dan's Page @ Code Couch: http://www.codecouch.com/dan/

Code Couch Tech Snippets & Info: http://www.codecouch.com/
 

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

Quote (BillyRayPreachersSon):

What does your user agent string contain?
Dan, It's going to contain the same thing that he posted before when I asked wink

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

(OP)
so, there is no solution?

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

I don't really expect it to make a difference, but it couldn't hurt to try manually deleting any cookies associated with these problem websites.

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

(OP)
As I mentioned in my previous post I already deleted cookies and temporary files

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites


Just out of interest, if you visit the following registry key, what values are stored against it?:

HKLM -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Internet Settings -> 5.0 -> User Agent -> Post Platform

 

Coedit Limited - Delivering standards compliant, accessible web solutions

Dan's Page @ Code Couch: http://www.codecouch.com/dan/

Code Couch Tech Snippets & Info: http://www.codecouch.com/
 

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

By 'manually delete cookies' I meant to do exactly that - look throught the list and manully delete any that are named with the name of the problem websites.  The Internet Options to clear your TIF & delete cookies doesn't always work the way that you think (but that's another discussion altogether).

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

One other [rather unlikely] thought that I just had is: Are you behind a proxy server of any kind? - this includes any psuedo-proxy created by your antivirus/antispyware software which might be called 'protect my computer from website threats' or anything similar.

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

(OP)
Here is what is listed in the registry:

(Default) Reg_SZ  (value not set)
.NET CLR 1.1.4322  Reg_SZ
.NET CLR 2.0.50727 Reg_SZ
InfoPath.2  Reg_SZ
 

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

(OP)
I deleted InfoPath.2  Reg_SZ
didn't work
:(

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

I think there is something going on, and you're not the only one.  I've found other discussions in the MS newsgroups of users getting mobile sites and several referring to particular sites displaying incorrectly (which might be the same thing).  There might be a connection to some similar problems with a .Net framework update (perhaps KB951847?).  If you're interested in some detective work, try uninstalling the .net framework updates one at a time & see if something reverses this behavior.

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

Or maybe KB959209 (the timing looks about right).

RE: Keep being redirected to mobile versions of websites

(OP)
Hi guys, so I am still trying to figure this out.  Anyone has any other suggestions?

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