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Ivy17/03/2016 17:05:56
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I have not been able to connect to for 2 days now.

Anyone else having trouble with it, I'm on Firefox but Opera won't work either.

I feel guilty after posting a thread and now can't read or reply to it, I hate it when someone asks a question and is never seen or heard again after getting their answers.

Roger Provins 217/03/2016 17:08:37
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No problem here - using Linux/Firefox

John C17/03/2016 17:09:13
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Working fine for me.

Keith Long17/03/2016 17:09:44
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+1 for above combination.

john swift 117/03/2016 17:13:37
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works for me

Ivy17/03/2016 17:13:48
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I'm using Firefox/Linux Mint.

So what am I doing wrong.

I hate computers!!!!

Roger Provins 217/03/2016 17:23:03
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Clear cookies?

Russ B17/03/2016 18:41:51
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No problems using Windows 10/Chrome or ios/safari

An Other17/03/2016 18:50:25
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Hi Ivy,

My Linux Mint 17.3 +Firefox 45.0 is fine. I assume you can get to other sites (to post on ME), so is the URL for OK?

Brian H17/03/2016 18:55:22
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Works OK on Win 10 & Firefox but I did notice that there were a couple of posts on there from people who had experienced problems.

Ivy17/03/2016 19:08:52
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Posted by An Other on 17/03/2016 18:50:25:

Hi Ivy,

My Linux Mint 17.3 +Firefox 45.0 is fine. I assume you can get to other sites (to post on ME), so is the URL for OK?

I have tried Linux/Firefox, Linux/Opera and now Windows 8.1 on a tablet and all I get is the spinning circle that times out after a couple of minutes.

I can get any other site I try no problems, cookies cleared, reset Firefox, switched off and rebooted and still nothing. Is it possible that the router could be the trouble, like a setting has changed, I am clutching at straws now.

I am not very computer literate unfortunately and have exhausted my abilities, I will have to ask for outside help on this one.

Thanks for helping me.

Bandersnatch17/03/2016 22:08:17
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Basic first troubleshooting step: reboot everything (computer, router, modem).

Ed Duffner17/03/2016 22:55:02
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If I try pinging in a DOS window, the IP address returned is and I get 0% packet loss and 18ms round trip. Which means it's a good connection without errors.

I can get to web address in Firefox on windows 7, but I get an error when trying to go directly to the IP adress **LINK** ...which is really odd because the IP address should usually work if the web address works.





Edited By Ed Duffner on 17/03/2016 22:55:49

john swift 117/03/2016 23:04:59
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Hi Ed

your link to home workshop **LINK** works for me but link to the ip address **LINK** does not


Edited By john swift 1 on 17/03/2016 23:05:40

Frances IoM17/03/2016 23:16:42
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modern web hosts hide many different sites behind a single IP address - the ping is to the common server but you won't reach a specific web site by just using the IP address

There may be geographic restrictions as to whom is served - there may well be differences between the IP addresses returned by different DNS machines (eg it used to be possible to avoid certain geolocation barriers by using a USA based google DNS rather than a UK based one) - sometimes your local ISP might be out of date with its responses
duncan webster17/03/2016 23:26:19
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working fine for me on firefox, both via W7 and Linux Mnt

Edited By duncan webster on 17/03/2016 23:27:01

John Stevenson17/03/2016 23:33:24
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Well I've just been on and updated it for the second time tonight and can't see anything wrong with the logs etc

One problem we do know about is the software is now so dated that it will soon have to be upgraded to something a lot newer but if you are like me, I don't like change.

It's worked fine for the last xxx??? years and if not broken etc.... but we do know it will break at some point.

Ivy18/03/2016 08:33:23
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Reset the router and all is working again.

Thanks to all that replied to my query.

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