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    Occassionally can't connect to some websites

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      Occassionally can't connect to some websites

      Been having this problem for a while on both my wired desktop and my wireless laptop. Most of the time there are no sites that I can't access but every now and again I can't connect to some websites, yet still have connectivity to the rest of the internet. There doesn't seem to be any pattern to the websites that I can't access at these times so I'm not sure what to attribute it to. I'm not sure if this has already been discussed elsewhere but I wasn't able to find the threads.

      Also, another (possibly related) problem is that while connecting to a website, the connection will fail and then when I click "Try Again" (I use firefox) it connects fine. Again this problem occurs on both my desktop and laptop.

      Any help would be appreciated!

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      Re: Occassionally can't connect to some websites

      Hi

      Have a read of this thread

      Pages need refreshing alot.




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      Re: Occassionally can't connect to some websites

      follow the instruction on OpenDNS and see if that helps...you only have to follow the instructions up to entering the DNS server addresses - you don't need to go to opening an account/etc...and see if that helps...
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      Re: Occassionally can't connect to some websites

      Beat ya




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      Re: Occassionally can't connect to some websites

      whatever!!
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      Re: Occassionally can't connect to some websites

      Thanks for the responses. You can edit the DNS settings for the router or the actual PCs themselves. Does it make a difference which you change, as I have the basic sky router DG834GT and I don't think it allows you to make those changes, since DynamicDNS will only allow you to use DynDNS.org. Will this solve both problems that I mentioned, or just the second one?

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      Re: Occassionally can't connect to some websites

      You can edit the DNS settings for the router or the actual PCs themselves.
      You would change the DNS on the PC

      It's OpenDNS that has the instructions

      https://www.opendns.com/start

      Click on Computer, choose your OS and follow the instructions. It's free and it works.




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      Re: Occassionally can't connect to some websites

      When you go to the start page, it gives you the option to change settings on your router or computers, so I suppose I change each computer's settings. Thanks for the advice.

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      Re: Occassionally can't connect to some websites

      Change the PC's not the router.




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