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#1 Floydoid

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 05:14 AM

I seem to be banging my head against a brick wall here... I'm not able to access one of my favourite sites due to an alleged DNS error, when I know the site is up and running perfectly OK.

It has been 3 days now... the only thing that has changed at my end is I'm using a different ISP for my net access.

Now, I've done the following:

1) Contacted the site's administrator (it is a forum btw), and he has rebooted their DNS server.

2) Added the domain to my hosts file.

3) Followed all the suggestions here:

http://cable-dsl.home.att.net/dns_cache.htm

4) Followed the tutorial on this site.

And still I'm not able to access the site in question... so does anyone have any more suggestions?
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Posted 26 November 2005 - 06:31 PM

Could you describe you LAN . Are you using a router, what kind and were you using it with the other ISP. What was you previous ISP, dialup cable DSL? Do you have static or dynamic IP address?
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 02:43 AM

It's a stand alone PC, was on ADSL, back on dial-up - dynamic IP - (tho hopefully for not too long).
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:42 AM

To start with I would get a router. They simplify your connection by monitoring and adjusting to the changes. It is also a layer of protection. A router manages internal IP addresses not normally accessed by the internet.
Ask your ISP for the DNS IP and try manually inserting them. Here is a link to a free DDNS service. You can try thier DNS IPs to see if that is your problem.
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 11:56 AM

Hmmm, where is the link?
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 12:56 PM

Oops.. :thumbsup: http://www.zoneedit.com/?ad=googlef
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Posted 28 November 2005 - 01:26 AM

Yeah thanks for that... I've got round the problem by going via a proxy server.

And I'm changing my ISP again... thanks for your suggestions tho. :thumbsup:
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Posted 28 November 2005 - 01:30 AM

Cool. Who are you switching to? If you don't miind me asking.
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Posted 28 November 2005 - 08:20 AM

I'm going to tiscali.co.uk.
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Posted 28 November 2005 - 08:46 AM

Is that DSL cable or dialup?
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Posted 29 November 2005 - 01:27 AM

That will be ADSL.
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Posted 29 November 2005 - 01:31 AM

Painful to go back to dialup after HSI. I have cable, 768kbs/4mps. Been on HSI since '98.

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 11:51 AM

Yeah dialup sux.
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Posted 08 December 2005 - 12:07 PM

Just to let you know, I got my new Broadband and it works like a treat. :thumbsup:
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Posted 08 December 2005 - 06:32 PM

Sweet.
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