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Just tried it. It's still slow but it's not broken UK newspaper loads much faster.-cranioscopical (November 30, 2013, 10:18 PM)
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OK, I've set up a transparent proxy on a VPS in Canada - I'll send you config details for Firefox, Chrome, and IE and you can see how you go.

For me it loads faster than if I go direct, might have to start using it myself  ;D

EDIT: Info sent, providing you get the settings correct you should appear to be in downtown Toronto if you go here: whatsmyip

I had a similar problem once. I could access the internet just fine, and everything seemed to work perfectly except my own domain. I think I decided it was my ISP's DNS because was showing my site was up, everyone else I asked could reach my website, and IIRC, I changed my network settings to use OpenDNS and then I could access my site. I called my ISP and they fixed it.

I agree with Deozaan. It sounds like a DNS issue to me too.

You may have corrupted data in your cache. Clear that out first by doing as follows:

* From your <start menu><Accessories>
* Right click on <Command Prompt>
* Select <Run as Administrator>
* In the command box enter: ipconfig /flushdns
* You'll get a confirmation that says:

Windows IP Configuration Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

Try webbing  out to your site again and see if it now works properly.

If it does you can leave things as are, or optionally switch your DNS settiongs to use OpenDNS. (Recommended btw.)

If you already know how to configure DNS, the OpenDNS servers are :

If flushing the DNS cache didn't fix things:

Change your DNS server settings to use OpenDNS, save the changes, and then reflush your DNS cache per above and (hopefully) all should be well.

If you need detailed instructions for setting up OpenDNS on your device - look here.


Note: If you decide you prefer to use OpenDNS across your home network, you can configure it on your router quite easily and just have all member PC and other devices use it automatically via DHCP. Much easier than manually configuring it for each device when you have several.

Luck! :Thmbsup:

Thanks Deozaan and 40hz.

I had flushed the cache and tried the Google DNS settings, with which I prefer not to stay for obvious reasons.
Now I've switched to OpenDNS. Of course, at the moment everything is out to lunch as my ISP is having weather-related problems.
My site did seem to come up reasonably quickly, though, so I'll get back on it when things smooth out again to the point where more testing makes sense. By then I'll have a chance of reaching my ISP's support people by phone.

Boy, I've flushed so often that I'll be the poster boy for hygiene!   ;)

Thanks for everyone's participation, much appreciated!


as curious bystander, i was wondering what router/modem are you using, do you mind sharing the brand/model? :)


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