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    Cannot load daringfireball.net??

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      Cannot load daringfireball.net??

      Hi

      I'm unable to load the website Daring Fireball using my Sky connection. For those that don't know this is a massive tech blog.

      On other connections it's fine and services like this also say it's OK: It's just you.

      Is anyone else on a Sky connection able to load this site?

      I also can't ping or load anything for the IP address of the server it's on: http://4.71.165.89

      Any help greatly appreciated...


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      Re: Cannot load daringfireball.net??

      Loads in an instant for me. Rather an uninspiring grey home page.

      Try another browser?

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      Re: Cannot load daringfireball.net??

      Works for me.

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      Re: Cannot load daringfireball.net??

      Working great for me also, you may want to try setting your windows DNS settings to OpenDNS and if that doesnt sort it then there must be something wrong with the web browser your using or something else on your computer blocking it.

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      Re: Cannot load daringfireball.net??

      Thanks all for your help checking the site. Unfortunately after several weeks I'm still unable to access this site.

      I've tried in all different browsers and also from my girlfriend's laptop and my phone - no devices are able to load the site.

      I've also tried restarting my router in order to obtain new IP addresses but even with different ones the site still doesn't load.

      Can't think what else could be causing the problem except something in my router that's blocking the requests.

      Any other ideas?

      Thanks
      Harry

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      Re: Cannot load daringfireball.net??

      Unless you have made changes to the router yourself, there is no reason why it would block this site. You could try resetting the router by pushing a pin into the reset button on the rear, hold it there for about 30 secs.

      Strangely enough I am now getting an Authorisation request from the link you posted. "W2 requires a username and password", previously this went straight through to Daring Fireball as using this address still does.

      Try going to the link on It's just you. see if it works from there.

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