Losing my Serenity at home...
October 29, 2007 7:35 AM   Subscribe

Why can't I access www.fireflyfans.net from my home PC? I just get a 'Internet Explorer (7) cannot display the webpage'. I can get it at work, so I know it's still there, just not at home. I'm on Virgin (ex-NTL) cable (going through a router), and I can get everywhere except this one site. And I *love* Firefly, dammit!
posted by timpollard to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
My guess would be that the DNS server you're using at home does not, for some reason, have a correct entry for that site. If that's true, the easiest way to remedy the problem is probably to switch the DNS your router is using to something else. My suggestion would be to use OpenDNS, which is free, fast, and has pretty good instructions on how to change the DNS servers for different routers.
posted by cerebus19 at 7:47 AM on October 29, 2007

There was just a discussion on Whedonesque yesterday about how they block virgin and you need a proxy to get around it. I think it's in the comments here.
posted by craichead at 7:47 AM on October 29, 2007

Try to access the site by this address:
If it doesn't work, then craichead is right.
posted by PowerCat at 8:04 AM on October 29, 2007

Many thanks to you all, it appears I'll have to get to it via www.dontfilter.us as Virgin is indeed - weirdly - blocked by the site. Thanks!
posted by timpollard at 4:30 PM on October 29, 2007

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