Can't get here using DSL!


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Randy63
February 22, 2003, 02:09 PM
Hello all,
When I'm using my DSL access I can't get to this site. It keeps coming up "page cannot be displayed" When I use my backup phone line I have no problems. Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening?

TIA,
Randy

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Mal H
February 22, 2003, 02:37 PM
If the error message is "page cannot be displayed", you should give a call to your DSL provider and see what they say, sounds like a strange error for a straightforward site like THR. If the error is "cannot be found" then your provider's DNS (domain name server) may not have THR in their list yet.

One other possibility is some kind of filter that won't display pages associated with firearms. Maybe the default is On and you have to turn it Off. Again a call to your DSL provider is in order.

Usually DSL is just considered a fairly large internet pipe with practically no intelligence built in, so the "cannot be displayed" message is strange. Be sure to check your browser settings also, it may have nothing to do with DSL.

Randy63
February 22, 2003, 02:45 PM
Hi Mal,
I was incorrect. The message I get is "cannot find server" This is very strange because almost all the sites I visit on the internet are gun related. I have never had this problem before. The phone line backup is run buy the same ISP I use for my DSL. Very strange.

Randy

Mal H
February 22, 2003, 04:50 PM
DNS is still #1 on probability list - guilty until proven innocent. If it doesn't correct itself within a few days, I would call. Often the service folks have seen it all and can give you a quick fix. OTOH, sometimes they can't even spell DSL.

Randy63
February 22, 2003, 07:21 PM
I called my ISP and they performed some voodoo and the problem is solved.

K22

Phyphor
February 22, 2003, 09:33 PM
Yea, either the DNS registration was crapped out, or their DSL network router was set up to block THR,

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