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We're having trouble connecting to Google..... why so?


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#1 zzzz

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 04:44 AM

On all of my 3 computers, two Win 10 and the other Win 7 when I start Gmail to my Inbox I get a small yellow field on the left on which it says, 'Something's not right'. Under this is 'We're having trouble connecting to Google - We'll keep trying'. Nothing else is running.

 

At the screen bottom I get what is happening with 'Waiting for plus.google; 18.clients.com; clients4.google.com; play.google.com; mail.google.com etc., etc.  So it's trying to connect I guess.

 

This goes on for several minutes, perhaps 10 mins! If I refresh then it seems to connect faster. My download speed is around 5Mbps, wireless connection.

 

Also I do find that websites can be slow in loading with the constant 'Processing request; waiting for...' etc. so it must be a slow something but what? I have done a complete 'no result' malware scan. Are there any other tests I can make?

 

My router is a Netgear N150 Wireless ADSL 2+ Modem Router model DGN1000

 

This glitch started to happen perhaps about 6-8 months ago but is not connected with the Win 10 upgrade I think as it's happening on my Win 7. It never happened on XP. 

 

Any ideas please  -thanks.

 

 



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Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:54 AM

After 15 mins Gmail still cannot connect. So I started my android tablet and there was no trouble connecting with Gmail so it's not an ISP problem so a Windows or Chrome problem?

 

If so how can I trace it?

 

This website came up OK and is operable.


Edited by zzzz, 06 May 2016 - 07:00 AM.


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 07:13 AM

At the 'downrightnow' website it says Gmail is 'up' so I'm flummoxed.



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Posted 06 May 2016 - 10:37 AM

They're having problems with GMail at their end. The problem seems to be with Talkback which is built in to Gmail on the web but not on mobile. I have been having similar connectivity issues though it was fine when I went to GMail a few minutes ago. The problem seems to be intermittent and other Google services seem to be OK. I guess it will fix itself.



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Posted 06 May 2016 - 11:04 AM

Thanks for your response.

 

I had already replied but it would not post - it tried but reverted to the thread and my reply field - tried twice. Went to reply options but it seems that the 'Saved' post wherever that is, is gone. I must remember to Copy every few lines to repeat when this happen - not an unusual occurrence

 

 

 

Suffice to say time may cure but it hasn't for months yet!

 

The posting has worked this time!


Edited by zzzz, 06 May 2016 - 11:05 AM.





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