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Kap 03-27-2009 01:36 PM

Some sites not loading
I moved to a new place. Went from cable to dsl.

I have some sites that won't load on the dsl. One in particular is a sister site to this one-contractor talk. I can get there at my girlfriend's place-the cable ISP. But at my place, dsl isp, it won't load.

I remember many years ago, i had a problem like this and it was some DNS issue.

Any ideas how to fix it? Is it possible, the CT server is on an ISP blacklist?

I'm running Vista and FF latest version. I am having the same issue when I try IE as well.

rgsgww 03-27-2009 10:02 PM

Try a "proxy" or one of those "search anonymous" just to see if it works, I would not recommend to log into websites via the proxies, for security purposes.

If it does work, it might be something with your isp. Maybe a DNS issue.

Kap 03-27-2009 10:37 PM

I'm not reallllll computer savy. I'll skip the proxy thing maybe. I checked ssl and tls as suggested. Nathan mentioned server issuse. Maybe a coincidence?

Anyway, I'm at my cable conncetion now and it's fine. But when I'm at my dsl connection, I get page load errors. Only for that one site.

I'll call my dsl tech support Monday if it isn't resolved.

Scuba_Dave 03-27-2009 10:52 PM

1. Click the Microsoft Vista Start logo in the bottom left corner of the screen
2. Click All Programs
3. Click Accessories
4. RIGHT-click on Command Prompt
5. Select Run As Administrator
6. In the command window type the following and then hit enter: ipconfig /flushdns
7. You will see the following confirmation

Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

Kap 03-28-2009 12:10 AM

I'll try that when I get back to the other place.

DangerMouse 03-28-2009 05:45 AM

start/run/cmd.exe doesn't work in vista?


Scuba_Dave 03-28-2009 11:54 AM


Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 251429)
start/run/cmd.exe doesn't work in vista?


I have an icon I use to get to C prompt
Actually my original post I wasn't sure Vista still had the flushdns
When I went & did a


for help it didn't show the flushdns command

--possibly because I did not run as Admin
I am the Admin
I hate Vista

Did I mention I hate Vista?

DangerMouse 03-28-2009 01:47 PM

no, you haven't.... but now that you mention it..... lol


rgsgww 03-28-2009 01:55 PM

Go to cmd (I think it is the vista logo, go to the white search box and type in "cmd.exe" Sorry, my vista pc is down right now (new cooling)

Type in "ipconfig /flushdns" without the quotes.

Then type in "ipconfig /release"
Then "ipconfig /renew"

Kap 03-29-2009 12:25 PM

Thanks for the suggestions, but none of that works. This isp just dopes not like contractor talk website.:no:


Kap 03-29-2009 11:17 PM

Seems to be a time out issue, maybe.

It says the server is taking too long to respond. I notice when I'm on cable, it's bit longer than other sites to load. So maybe on the dsl it's just timing out.

Anyway to change the time out setting? Is it a router issue, isp or browser? Couldn't find settings in FF (preferred browser) or IE.

DangerMouse 03-30-2009 05:16 AM

try Opera browser from or google chrome and see if that helps?


Kap 04-01-2009 12:06 AM

No go. This is what I get:

Network Timeout

The server at is taking too long to respond.

The requested site did not respond to a connection request and the browser has stopped waiting for a reply.
* Could the server be experiencing high demand or a temporary outage? Try again later.
* Are you unable to browse other sites? Check the computer's network connection.
* Is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy? Incorrect settings can interfere with Web browsing.
* Still having trouble? Consult your network administrator or Internet provider for assistance.

rgsgww 04-01-2009 07:16 AM

Does it work through this?

(Don't login to it though, I don't trust the security of proxies, just a test.)

Kap 04-02-2009 03:09 AM

It worked through that. Must be the dsl service?

And don't login to what? the proxy site? My destination when attained via proxy?

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