BBC Website connection
Posted 27 November 2006 - 11:49 AM
Has it got something to do with my DNS cache? everytime I reconnect my router, I get the message "cannot clear the DNS cache. Contact your system admininstator to resolve the problem"
What does this mean and could this be having an adverse effect?
Posted 27 November 2006 - 03:08 PM
1. You have an internet connection.
2. Your browser works because it will bring up other pages.
3. You are not blocking sites in your host file.
So something is blocking you from going to only some websites. That is odd. as for your dns cache thats easy check if its it or not.
open up a browser and type http://188.8.131.52 into the address field.
If dns, or dns cache is your problem you WILL see the bbc website. if dns is not your problem you wont see the page.
Posted 27 November 2006 - 06:05 PM
Sorry, for the interrupt...by the time I got back on line, the other responses had been mounted.
If it is any consolation...I too have difficulty with the BBC... as I am listening...it cuts out...intermittently...to the point where I am "connected" about 85% of the time and listening to dead air for 15% of the time. Now, if that is a world wide problem, then this may be a matter of coincidence If that is the case, then there is nothing "we" can do at this end of the problem. If not...motor on, dude...
Edited by b1caez01, 27 November 2006 - 06:10 PM.
Posted 28 November 2006 - 11:51 AM
All I want is for the kids to give me some peace and quiet!!! lol
Any more ideas guys?
Posted 28 November 2006 - 03:38 PM
After further thought, im fairly confident this has something to do with your computer and not bbc, as the trace router would have reflected that. The fact that you got Destination host unreachable the first time, means that you did not even connect to your isps gateway. It is possible that you may still have a host file problem, where as some spyware can move the active host file to other places on the computer. You may want to run hijack this and post the log in the malware section, to see if there are any problems, you can post it here and i can look at it too.
before you do anythinge else though, lets check to see if its a dns issue, run a tracert to 184.108.40.206 (bbc's ip) and see if you still get destination host unreachable.
Edited by guyonphone, 28 November 2006 - 04:52 PM.
Posted 29 November 2006 - 11:54 AM
Just want to say a big thanks to everyone who contributed to trying to help me sort out my problem.
I've sorted the problem. I have a programme called "Peer Guardian" which stops my IP address being distributed across the web. This was also set up to block Http's. now I've unblocked the Http function on it, I can access all sites.
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