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    Random in ability to view certain webpages?

    This is a discussion on Random in ability to view certain webpages? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Evening all, I migrated over to Sky Broadband from Pipex on friday, so far eveything is good, double my speed ...

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      Random inability to view certain webpages?

      Evening all,

      I migrated over to Sky Broadband from Pipex on friday, so far eveything is good, double my speed for a 1/3 less cost

      I use tabs in IE7 and have multiple webpages open. Occasionally I come across a forum I'm browsing fine and suddenly IE cannot display that site.

      All other sites are fine, as is the router stats, email, MSN etc.

      If I refresh a few times, still no joy. Then if I wait 10-20 mins it'll work again. The actual site is fine, as if I connect via my phone it's there.

      The message I get on IE is:

      Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

      Most likely causes:
      You are not connected to the Internet.
      The website is encountering problems.
      There might be a typing error in the address.

      If I pop out into a DOS box I cannot even ping the site, but other pings work fine.

      C:\Users\hiltong>ping UltimateReef.com
      Ping request could not find host UltimateReef.com. Please
      try again.

      C:\Users\hiltong>ping Rover MGF Sports Car, Subaru Impreza Turbo, PC Racing Games, Windsurfing and Skiing

      Pinging gregh.co.uk [128.121.212.240] with 32 bytes of data:

      Reply from 128.121.212.240: bytes=32 time=231ms TTL=50
      Reply from 128.121.212.240: bytes=32 time=231ms TTL=50

      Ping statistics for 128.121.212.240:
      Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
      Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
      Minimum = 231ms, Maximum = 231ms, Average = 231ms

      I suspect a Sky DNS issue, but I can't seem to change the DNS Servers on the sky router, I was going to try OpenDNS.

      Anyone got any other thoughts?

      regards,

      Greg
      Last edited by gregh; 29-04-07 at 10:24 PM.


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      Re: Random in ability to view certain webpages?

      thats a common IE7 issue i think you might find it dosent display many webpages

      if you used to use the previous version of IE revert back to it and see if that changes your problem

      i personnally wouldnt touch vista or IE7 with a bargepole

      better still use firefox as a browser and see if all webpages are displayed

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      Re: Random in ability to view certain webpages?

      I dont have any problems like this anymore, I simply started using OpenDNS,
      OpenDNS | Providing A Safer And Faster DNS

      About IE7, I used/use it and dont really have alot of problems, Just the occasion glitch when I open FireFox.

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      Re: Random in ability to view certain webpages?

      you helped me alot today fibre but i beg to differ with you on that one i hate IE7 but then its a personal preference i suppose

      but for best security etc you cant beat firefox

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      Re: Random in ability to view certain webpages?

      Also, Most large companys, Dell, BBC have made there sites so they are best viewed with by IE, And sometimes they load up jumbled in FireFox as it doesnt understand some alignment codes (<center> etc)
      Thats why most coders, HTML designers ect still use IE.

      But, Yes, Personal Preference is a main key.

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      Re: Random in ability to view certain webpages?

      Been using IE7 for 3 months with no issues here! Message to original post: Have you turned uPNP off in the router menu? its known to cause problems.

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      Re: Random in ability to view certain webpages?

      Yup I turned uPnp off but it didn't help.

      The issue is nothing to do with IE7, the same setup worked fine for months with Pipex, the issue has only started since I switched to Sky.

      Also if it was an IE7 issue I would expect the ping to work.

      To the person using OpenDNS, how did you change it in the router config? I have multiple PCs (some that are used for work) so I cannot force DNS into the individual PC's setting.

      regards,

      Greg

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      Re: Random in ability to view certain webpages?

      I didnt change it in the ROUTER, I dont think we can, As the Sky one has some functions limited, You have to do it individually.

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      Re: Random in ability to view certain webpages?

      Quote Originally Posted by FibreOptic View Post
      I didnt change it in the ROUTER, I dont think we can, As the Sky one has some functions limited, You have to do it individually.
      Ah ok, but as I said this is not an option as my works laptop has to work on work DNS when inside the firewall

      Maybe time to look into the generic Netgear firmware that would allow this functionality I would guess.

      regards,

      greg

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      Re: Random inability to view certain webpages?

      Quote Originally Posted by gregh View Post
      If I pop out into a DOS box I cannot even ping the site, but other pings work fine.

      C:\Users\hiltong>ping UltimateReef.com
      Ping request could not find host UltimateReef.com. Please
      try again.

      C:\Users\hiltong>ping Rover MGF Sports Car, Subaru Impreza Turbo, PC Racing Games, Windsurfing and Skiing

      Pinging gregh.co.uk [128.121.212.240] with 32 bytes of data:

      Reply from 128.121.212.240: bytes=32 time=231ms TTL=50
      Reply from 128.121.212.240: bytes=32 time=231ms TTL=50

      Ping statistics for 128.121.212.240:
      Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
      Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
      Minimum = 231ms, Maximum = 231ms, Average = 231ms

      I suspect a Sky DNS issue, but I can't seem to change the DNS Servers on the sky router, I was going to try OpenDNS.

      Anyone got any other thoughts?

      regards,

      Greg
      Yeah, I ageree it appears to be a DNS issue. You can change the DNS servers on your PC, it doesn't have to be done on the router.

     

     
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