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#1 frankp316

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:40 AM

Here's a useful link I found via Lifehacker. Guys come here all the time saying a specific website isn't working. Supposedly this website will tell you if the site is down or if it's just your system. Supposedly it will even tell you what is wrong with your computer. Maybe it works. It can't hurt to try it.





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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:39 PM

Thanks for the site.

Supposedly it will even tell you what is wrong with your computer.

How?

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 05:55 AM

I dunno. That's what it said on Lifehacker. That's why I said supposedly.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 06:56 AM

Okay.

Just been trying to figure out how!

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:40 AM

From what I can figure out from the source code - it just goes and looks at the site. If it can get there, then you're having problems. If it can't get there, then it returns the message that the site is down.
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:00 PM

Thanks for that site. i will check it out and see the results. Ive never heard of Lifehacker before but its pretty good to know that we can find easily what's going on our computer. thanks for the information.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:06 PM

Lifehacker is one of several tech tip oriented sites that I get via RSS. They get tips from all over. IIRC, this tip came from Download Squad.



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Posted 21 March 2008 - 10:40 AM

It would seem to me that if you can access other web sites but not "XYZ.com", then the problem is on their end and not a [your]computer issue. If your computer is the issue then how would this site tell you since your computer is the issue. The only other thing I can think of off hand is that you've enable a filter of some kind that is blocking it.

Another quick way to know if a site is up (working) is to ping it. In a DOS window type "ping (DNS)" (without the quotes), DNS is the name of the site EX: yahoo.com. Keep in mind that some sites (devices) block ping requests.
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