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Connection keeps timing out

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by Aya, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. Aya

    Aya New Member

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    Hello there!

    I'm encountering a problem that I had before and it had a very simple solution... that I can't remember.

    The problem is that for about ~40% of all the websites I try to access, the connection keeps timing out. It happened with my domains before and it was a real pain, however, someone told me how to fix it. I've looked through all my e-mail but I can't find it anymore.

    All I found was run ipconfig /flushdns ... I did that but it didn't help.

    I hope anyone knows what's going on because it's driving me crazy ^^ ... thanks so much for your help!
     
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    While this sounds like a DNS problem it would help if you told us the error you get when the browser times out.

    Harry.
     
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  3. Aya

    Aya New Member

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    Thanks for the quick response!


    In Firefox I get:

    The connection has timed out

    The server at www.whatever the domain is.com is taking too long to respond.

    * The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.

    * If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.

    * If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.



    Internet Explorer is set to German so I don't think that'll help? (rarely use it anyway). In English it should be something along "Server not found. Site cannot be displayed."
    I also checked the firewall settings and they seem to be fine.
     
  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Doesn't sound like a DNS issue then.

    What about pages hosted by your ISP? Are they OK, or do they also time out? This will tell us whether it is the ISP's connection to the rest of the Internet is in trouble.

    And how are you connecting? Dialup, or ADSL or Cable?

    Harry.
     
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  5. Sparky
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  6. Aya

    Aya New Member

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    My ISP is Chello (chello.at) and their site's working fine for me. Hope that's what you mean by sites hosted by my ISP. (Is it?) I have a Cable connection.

    The ping for www.google.com is minimum 116ms and maximum 119ms.
     
  7. Sparky
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    Ok, *not* DNS related then :biggrin
     
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  8. Aya

    Aya New Member

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    Thanks anyway :) Other suggestions?
     
  9. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    In which case it is a problem with Chello. You will need to call them, or look at their status page (if they have one) to see what the problem is.

    The ping times you quote look slow, but not *that* slow, but without a traceroute I can't tell where any problem might be.

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  10. Aya

    Aya New Member

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    Okay thank you, I will try calling them tomorrow morning! =)

    Thanks again!
     

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