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Something is screwy with my internet

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by GenMarshall, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Blood Elven Ghost Agent

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    Something wierd is going on with my internet. Often times I am surfing smoothly when suddenly I get hit with an error message that the site cannot be found. When I wait for a while (After being frustrated and clicking the link about 1000 times), the Internet works normaly. Does anyone know how to fix this? The internet was working fine just before I left for karate (At 6:00pm EDT).

    PS. I use a Cable Modem linked up to a Wireless hub.
    PPS. I think it is working after a modem restart, but unsure and would like any information to prevent it from happening again.
     
  2. Jeratain

    Jeratain On the can.

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    Open the Command Prompt if you are running Windows.

    Type, without the quotation marks: "ipconfig /flushdns"

    See if that helps.
     
  3. IbnSina

    IbnSina Former Lurker

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    Yes it's definitely a problem with your DNS or DHCP. You could also just disable and then enable your network connection to reset all network parameters.
     
  4. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    Are you on Comcast? From what I hear, they've been having service problems these last few days...
     
  5. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Blood Elven Ghost Agent

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    I am a Comcast user. Are they going to fix this since it is getting realy annyoing when it happens. Since it happened again twice. Once yesterday and again today. All at the same time of 8:30pm EDT.
     
  6. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Blood Elven Ghost Agent

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    Here is the latest update from Comcast

    Source
     
  7. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Yeah, I'm a Comcast user too, I feel your pain. Things have been screwy for me too.
     
  8. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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    IRC just died about 30 minutes ago...
     
  9. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    I'm trying to get google to work again. The more you are on a website the faster it gets.
     
  10. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    For CivG, who's having trouble accessing the site

     
  11. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Blood Elven Ghost Agent

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    Latest update from Comcast:

    Source, same as my previous post.

    Its nice of them to let us know ahead of time :rolleyes:
     
  12. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    You should contact Comcast to get a refund! ;)
     
  13. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Blood Elven Ghost Agent

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    The problem is, its under my mother's name :p.
     
  14. Paalikles

    Paalikles Emperor

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    Solution(s):

    1) Stop living where you live and move out ;)
    2) Have her claim a refund instead - she is paying for a service she does not receive - and should not have to pay while she received nothing
     

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