Why can't I access CNET websites?

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  1. Smash Br0
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    Hi. I'm trying to figure out why I can't access some of my favorite websites anymore, particularly GameFAQs.com.

    The last time I was able to access these sites (which I think are all owned by CNET) was New Year's Eve. Since then, whenever I try to visit one of them, I get an error like "the connection was interrupted" or "cannot find servers." However, all other sites are working fine...

    Is this a regional server issue or what? Is there anything I can do to fix it? Thanks for any help. [​IMG]
     
  2. tj_cool

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    Just tried gamefaqs/cnet/gamespot

    No problems here

    edit: sorry no help from me [​IMG]
    the only thing I'd do is to try another browser
     
  3. Elritha

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    It could be a DNS issue. Try changing to OpenDNS or Google DNS servers.
     
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    How do I do that? I've never had this problem before...
     
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  7. Smash Br0
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    I tried using those opendns settings on my pc (which is running xp), but it didn't work.

    Could it be a local server issue or a problem with my ISP?
     
  8. NeSchn

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    It does sound like a local ISP problem, however don't take my word because I am not a computer techy guy lol.
     
  9. Hop2089

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    You may have been IP banned if you have been banned from gamefaqs prior to this but a browser and/or DNS problem is not out of the question.
     
  10. BORTZ

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    hmm. works for all of us. thats odd.
     
  11. Linkiboy

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    Probably issue with your ISP. Call them up. I was unable to connect to wordpress.com for about a week and called the ISP and they said they were having issues on their side.
     
  12. playallday

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    Most likely your ISP. My ISP sometimes just blocks Google... It normally comes back within half an hour. Still a pain in the ass though.

    Dang it, you beat me to it.