Maybe your ISP blocked it? Does your friend have a different isp?
If he was, the proxy would have most likely succeeded.
In your URL bar, instead of http://hackforums.net
, try 18.104.22.168 That is the IP address of hackforums currently.
If using the IP instead of the domain name fixes it, you most likely have a DNS issue.
Try using HideMyAss proxy
to get to Hack Forums. If using this proxy helps
then an administrator at HackForums most likely IP Banned you.
You mentioned that you were unable to connect, did you get an error? If so, what is it?
Tell me if any of these help and I'll walk you through troubleshooting the issue.
Edited by F1X, 06 June 2011 - 07:02 PM.