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      Connection Issues on Mid

      This seems to becoming more and more a problem for me, when it happens it is usually after 09.30 in the evening and only affects certains sites such as the bbc:

      Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
      Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

      C:\Users\Alan>ping bbc.co.uk

      Pinging bbc.co.uk [212.58.224.138] with 32 bytes of data:
      Reply from 212.58.224.138: bytes=32 time=48ms TTL=121
      Reply from 212.58.224.138: bytes=32 time=49ms TTL=121
      Reply from 212.58.224.138: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=121
      Reply from 212.58.224.138: bytes=32 time=49ms TTL=121

      Ping statistics for 212.58.224.138:
      Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
      Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
      Minimum = 48ms, Maximum = 50ms, Average = 49ms

      C:\Users\Alan>tracert BBC - Homepage

      Tracing route to BBC - Homepage [212.58.251.197]
      over a maximum of 30 hops:

      1 4 ms 5 ms 4 ms 192.168.0.1
      2 52 ms 73 ms 54 ms cr0.eafox.uk.easynet.net [87.87.251.105]
      3 47 ms 46 ms 45 ms ip-87-87-161-193.easynet.co.uk [87.87.161.193]
      4 50 ms 48 ms 47 ms 212.58.238.190
      5 49 ms 71 ms 48 ms 212.58.238.189
      6 47 ms 47 ms 47 ms 212.58.238.129
      7 48 ms 47 ms 48 ms 212.58.239.58
      8 * * * Request timed out.
      9 * * * Request timed out.
      Any ideas, most sites work fine as SkyUser does but some sites don't.


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      Re: Connection Issues on Mid

      what downloading files like alan?

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      Re: Connection Issues on Mid

      Hello there,

      When you are not able to browse by url address have you checked to see if you are able to browse by ip address to these sites ?

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      Re: Connection Issues on Mid

      Quote Originally Posted by samperry209 View Post
      what downloading files like alan?
      During the downtime, not sure I'll give it a go, I am not a heavy downloader and as I can still access sites like SkyUser I wouldn't have thought there would be a problem here.

      Quote Originally Posted by Steven_Belfast View Post
      Hello there,

      When you are not able to browse by url address have you checked to see if you are able to browse by ip address to these sites ?
      I hadn't thought of that, I'll give it a try when it happens again.

      A new day and the BBC website is back, strange eh ?

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      Re: Connection Issues on Mid

      Ah ok it's just I'm having. A similar problem it's fine during the day and seems to go to pot during the night

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      Re: Connection Issues on Mid

      This is happening again right now so..

      Quote Originally Posted by Steven_Belfast View Post
      have you checked to see if you are able to browse by ip address to these sites ?
      I can't access parts of the bbc unless I use the IP address, so what does that mean and why is it only seem to be happening to little old me ?

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      Re: Connection Issues on Mid

      DNS issue probably if browsing by IP is possible, do you use the default Sky DNS servers?

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      Re: Connection Issues on Mid

      There is a couple of things you can try, the first is checking your Hosts file. See if there are any addresses there which should not be. If you have not done so, it is a good idea to get yourself a safe hosts file. This article- Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File gives some good info and instructions on how to do it.
      You could also try flushing your DNS cache. To do this open a Command prompt and type ipconfig /flushdns >Enter. In Vista right click the Command.exe and select 'Run as Administrator'.

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      Re: Connection Issues on Mid

      Right I have started to narrow this down. It is not happening on my other PC and when it happens on this one (which is running Vista) I can cure it by restarting Firefox. There are no entries in the host file and I have done the whole ipconfig flush thing before I posted earlier. Any ideas as to what it could be ?

     

     

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