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  • [SOLVED] Problem getting to site

    I'm a little frustrated here.
    I recently moved to a new house, kept the same ISP, computers & modem..
    I am unable to get to the site here from home. I can get it fine @ work, but all 3 of my PC's at home say that there is no internet connection when I try to get to the site.
    All other sites I try and go to work, the diagnose connection wizard finds nothing wrong with the internet connection.
    -makes no difference if I type the address in directly or if I click on it from a google search or an email link.


    Any ideas here?



  • #2
    Re: Problem getting to site

    Hi Tuftmech,

    Maybe you can ask your ISP?

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    • #3
      Re: Problem getting to site

      perhaps a DNS filter
      choose another DNS, like openDNS

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      • #4
        Re: Problem getting to site

        Originally posted by vette.z06 View Post
        perhaps a DNS filter
        choose another DNS, like openDNS
        Thanks! I'll try that and see

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        • #5
          Re: Problem getting to site

          Opening a command prompt - does:

          nslookup gpsunderground.com

          show something instead of 2 error messages ? If so - does a - still in the command prompt:

          telnet gpsunderground.com 80

          Times out or just opens and quickly closes without any error ? If both work, then there's a problem with your browser and that should be the point to take care off. If the first one fails - doing a:

          tracert gpsunderground.com

          And see when it stops recieving anything. Then you'll know where the problem in the line between your house -> isp -> backbone -> internet -> gpsunderground hoster -> gpsunderground server may be.

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          • #6
            Re: Problem getting to site

            Thanks. I'll try that and see.
            It is sounding like an IS problem. There is a couple of other sites x marks - for firefox returns the exact same message.
            I'll get on with tech support and hopefully will get it cleared up.

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            • #7
              Re: Problem getting to site

              Originally posted by rgs View Post
              Opening a command prompt - does:

              nslookup gpsunderground.com

              show something instead of 2 error messages ? If so - does a - still in the command prompt:

              telnet gpsunderground.com 80

              Times out or just opens and quickly closes without any error ? If both work, then there's a problem with your browser and that should be the point to take care off. If the first one fails - doing a:

              tracert gpsunderground.com

              And see when it stops recieving anything. Then you'll know where the problem in the line between your house -> isp -> backbone -> internet -> gpsunderground hoster -> gpsunderground server may be.
              = tracert gpsunderground.com and got unable to resolve target system name www.gpsunderground.com
              = nslookup returned "serverspeedtouch.lan failed. server can't find www.gpsundreground.com (speedtouch is my wireless modem/router)
              = telnet "could not open connection to the host, on port 80. connect failed.

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              • #8
                Re: Problem getting to site

                Then there's something wrong with your ISP's DNS - doubt it's something with your router since the problem should then be with every site and a general lookup error.
                So, try to put the OpenDNS servers in your router or - if your machine gets IP's by DHCP - manually configure DNS on your machine and put there the OpenDNS servers.
                Another way is to manually overwrite the DNS lookup completely by:

                notepad %SystemRoot%\System32\Drivers\Etc\Hosts

                and put at the end:

                174.121.102.162 gpsunderground.com

                Then running

                ipconfig /flushdns

                Both commands need "Administrator" rights. If you're on OSX or a Unix machine:

                cat "174.121.102.162 gpsunderground.com" >> /etc/hosts

                will do the same.

                Then the URL works again, until the forum moves to a different server of course. Oh - and - don't use www.gpsundeground.com - the URL is just gpsunderground without any www even if that shouldn't matter in this case - sometimes it can

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                • #9
                  Re: Problem getting to site

                  Hi, I have stange problems to gete to the site too.

                  Normally I am using Mozilla, but trying gpsunderground.com I get the response, that it is not possible to get th IP adress for this site.
                  When I try it with MS Internet Explorer, it works perfectly. Going back to Mozilla then, it suddenly works without problem.
                  After next system start, it is like before, Mozilla can't find IP adress again.

                  I tried to delete all cookies, but this makes no difference.

                  Before the relaunch there was no problem to get to this site with Mozilla.

                  Does anybody have an idea, what my problems solution could be?

                  Best greetings and congratulations for the rebirth of gpsunderground!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Problem getting to site

                    http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/682046

                    should describe your error. Firefox additionally uses his own DNS which is independant from the OS

                    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5914/

                    has an addon to disable this behaviour. IE uses the DNS lookup of Windows, once that lookup is successful the OS caches it for future requests and so Firefox will detect it too by using the OS and not his own one.
                    Another thing that might help is disable IPv6 lookups by changing:

                    network.dns.disableIPv6

                    And of course the usual thing of starting Firefox with a profile manager and use a clean new profile to test it, in case one Addon is causing the problems.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Problem getting to site

                      I'm BACK!! Had to call ISP and they said they had been having problems with the DNS serevers.
                      All is well again

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                      • #12
                        Re: Problem getting to site

                        Originally posted by rgs View Post
                        http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/682046

                        should describe your error. Firefox additionally uses his own DNS which is independant from the OS

                        https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5914/

                        has an addon to disable this behaviour. IE uses the DNS lookup of Windows, once that lookup is successful the OS caches it for future requests and so Firefox will detect it too by using the OS and not his own one.
                        Another thing that might help is disable IPv6 lookups by changing:

                        network.dns.disableIPv6

                        And of course the usual thing of starting Firefox with a profile manager and use a clean new profile to test it, in case one Addon is causing the problems.
                        Hi, thank you for help.

                        Installed this addon and deinstalled all not used or obsolete addons (lot of old Java addons, left only the newest one).

                        Afterwards it worked again with gpsunderground.com (even without using this addon i.e. without disabeling Mozilla's DNS).

                        Best greetings
                        qruimba

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