Why won't this site load for only one computer on the network?
July 5, 2007 8:33 AM Subscribe
One certain site always times out for me. It does not for other computers on the same network. What (if anything) can I do to get it to work?
posted by Tuwa to computers & internet (13 answers total)
I have a wireless network set up at my place, and ever since it's been set up (the last week and a half or so) I haven't been able to access elbo.ws/vanilla/ . At first I thought the site was down but last night I noticed it had a recent date in Google's search results for the front page.
So I tried going there through a proxy--in fact, through a half-dozen proxies in three different browsers--and none of them reported the "timed out" message; they all pulled the site up quickly.
My roommate can access the site directly on a Mac. I'm on a PC and can't access any part of the site in any way at all except through a proxy.
We've both tracerouted to it; the packets go through the router to the modem to the ISP and then to Verizon, where they stall at either static-72-88-198-27.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net (22.214.171.124) or static-72-88-198-28.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net. I don't know why they stall there since the IP for elbo.ws is actually 126.96.36.199. My roommate always gets the one ending in .27 and can always pull up the site. I always get .28 and can't. I've tried typing in the .27 IP and still can't.
Even though the route stalls there, for him the site loads and is fully interactive but for me the site doesn't load at all.
I haven't denied cookies from the site and it's not set up to time out if cookies are off anyway.
Neither elbo.ws nor 188.8.131.52 are in my HOSTS file.
There's no sort of internet filtering on the computer, at least not intentionally.
AVG reports the computer as clean; Spybot S&D complains about a remnant of the Alexa toolbar, a potential DSO exploit due to having IE 6.0 (which I use only for CSS compatibility testing), a Doubleclick cookie, and an atdmt cookie.
elbo.ws/vanilla isn't set up to be denied from the router (and it would be surprising indeed if it were, since my roommate's computer can access it).
This is the only site I visit that consistently does not work.
I've already talked to the site administrator and he's stumped. Short of contacting my generally unhelpful customer service, how do I go about troubleshooting the problem?