I will access the website with a login...I will be browsing the forum, replying, viewing, etc. and all of a sudden I will be redirected to the sign in page of the forum. I will sign in and the "login successful" page will appear, but I will be redirected back to the sign in page again. This will occur any number of times. And if I wait a period of time, I will sometimes be able to access the page...either from a cached page or from logging in. Sometimes I restart the computer, restart the modem, restart the router. I have deleted cookies, temp. internet files, and taken down my windows firewall. And all of these have resulted in success or not succeeding..no exact pattern.
I can ping the .com address and get results. If I add the .com/forum attribute, there is no result
I have tried several different machines with windows OS and a Mac...same result here in my home with my modem. I can access the forum site with my phone, most times no problem. I can go to another internet provider and same machine, and same result or will be able to connect??
I researched this through my IPS and they found no issues with my connection. I researched with the forum admin, and they ended up updating the forum, due to poor performance overall on the website and many outdated files. I thought that when they updated the website, I was fixed...as I was able to stay connected for 7 days...then the issue repeated itself.
I have an ASUS laptop, running windows 7, IE 9.0.8112....
I have tried Firefox, as well.
Please let me know if this is an IP or DNS issue..from my side or the forum's side...I have gotten no where with the admin on the forum...they do not know what the issue is...and I am not experienced in the internet either.
Thank you for any help...I hope I provided enough information.