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moondog830

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My wife and I share the same internet connection, however on different computers and neither of us can get to the facebook home page.

My wife is using Vista and Firefox

I am using Win7 and Chrome

This is the ONLY site that we can not get to. We have also tried IE and neither of us can get there.

Any ideas? I have rebooted the router, LINKSYS 4 port (wired)
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Have you tried checking your host files?

C:Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts

Post the information located inside the hosts.

Make sure to open it with Notepad.

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It is likely an ISP problem, since you and your wife are using different computers.
Which ISP are you using ? Did the ISP block the site ?
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Can you get to it with this link?

http://69.63.189.11

If so, change your DNS servers to:

8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

(Google's free DNS servers).







Edited by SpywareDr, 01 February 2011 - 06:23 AM.

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This issue has been solved! It was as devper94 said

It is likely an ISP problem, since you and your wife are using different computers.


I did a reboot of the modem when I got back from picking up my daughter and after a little while
every computer in the house could access facebook. So, also as devper94 said

Did the ISP block the site ?


My guess is that for some reason it WAS blocked. the reboot took care of it.

Thanks to all of you for your quick responses and your help! It is always great to come here for assistance!
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Resetting your modem is not going to somehow 'automagically' cause your ISP to "unblock Facebook".

Sounds more like the problem was in your local modem, not at your ISP.
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I'm sure you are more correct than I am ... I'm sure it was my modem. Stupid thing did it again this morning ... I HATE HUGHESNET!
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Starting to sound even more like a flaky/failing modem is the problem.
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I'll have to keep an eye on it ... did I tell you I HATE HUGHESNET? :D
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Yes, you did. And from the way I'm reading it, it's because of your flaky/failing hardware?







Edited by SpywareDr, 04 February 2011 - 05:33 AM.

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I somehow doubt it's the router's fault. A hardware issue won't only affect Facebook. If it was the router, then why didn't he lose the connection, but only Facebook ?
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Facebook has had DNS issues for almost a year now. Sometimes making the site unaccessible for the better part of a day. All ISPs cache the DNS results to speed your browsing experience.

What I'm guessing happened is Facebook was having a DNS issue while your local ISP was copying to their cache. It would then not resolve until the next time they cache it (often 24 hours).

FYI, 1.2.3.4 is Google DNS too. :D
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My thanks for giving me a better understanding of this whole situation ... no problems this morning ... we're keeping our fingers crossed.

Thanks All!

dog
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