Why can't I view this website?
September 10, 2006 4:16 PM   Subscribe

Why can't I view/load this website?

For some reason which totally confuses me, I am unable to access this url from my home network.

I can go to the site succesfully at work and from a relatives PC, but whenever I try to connect at home I get a timeout error. I've tried connecting on both PC and Mac using Safari, Firefox and IE.

There is nothing in any firewalls/browser preferences that should be preventing acces to this site, both on the computers and on the ADSL router.

I'm at a total loss. Can anyone offer any helpful hints?
posted by mule to Technology (4 answers total)
Can you ping www.projectopus.com?

Can you get to the site if you click here?
posted by Jimbob at 4:37 PM on September 10, 2006

Can you get to it via a public proxy?
posted by flabdablet at 5:28 AM on September 11, 2006

Your ISP could well be having a routing / peering glitch (a bit like this, only on a much smaller scale.) Odds are good it'll get straightened out in a couple of days. If you're sure your PCs is in good shape, (no malware, shonky personal firewalls, patches applied, all network components rebooted recently, ADSL router re-connected, etc.) and the suggestions made above don't work, then you could do worse than ask your ISP's tech support.

(nb; linked website works for me)
posted by Luddite at 7:57 AM on September 11, 2006

Try changing your primary DNS to an alternative location. Your ISP's server may simply not have the address updated.
posted by Araucaria at 12:52 PM on September 11, 2006

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