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Posted: 11/8/2007 2:36:48 AM EDT
Hi All

Advice needed from any IT boffins. I can log onto AR15.com from work but on my home PC the website is always unavailable, any ideas?
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 2:41:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/8/2007 2:42:45 AM EDT by steven_uk]
Have you tried clearing the cache on your browser ?

Does www.jobrelatedstuff.com work ?
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 2:46:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/8/2007 2:48:15 AM EDT by streetfighter]
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 2:49:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By steven_uk:
Have you tried clearing the cache on your browser ? Yes

Does www.jobrelatedstuff.com work ? Don't know, can't access it from work it's blocked
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 4:30:49 AM EDT
It's not been put in your restricted sites has it? Tools - internet options - security- restricted sites. I had a problem a while back where nearly all my dot com sites were added to the restricted list.
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 4:55:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RN-Submariner:
Hi All

Advice needed from any IT boffins. I can log onto AR15.com from work but on my home PC the website is always unavailable, any ideas?


I used to have problems at home whilst using IE, I now use Mozilla firefox and it's fine.
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 8:55:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/8/2007 8:57:08 AM EDT by Bodie]
Does your browser except Cookies?, that can sometimes be a problem, if your system has a function to turn them off, switch back to except Cookies.
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 9:42:39 AM EDT
First test I would do as a computer techie is installing Firefox or Opera as they are better browsers and try accessing AR15 from there.

Are you able to view any other sites at your home? Seems strange AR15 is just blocked.

Are you using ZoneAlarm as your firewall, as I have seen it do funny things like this in the past with other sites.

Colin
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 10:19:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 12:36:15 PM EDT
Plenty of good advice here - especially ditching IE in favour of Firefox...

Can you get AR15.com by it's IP address of 69.95.2.67? (just type the numbers in place of the web address - no www needed.)

If you stick with IE, you can try resetting the security zones back to default, or resetting the whole of IE.

If you are using a router, then some can be set to block 'unwanted' sites - so it's worth checking that as well. This is especially important if you are using AOL, BT or one of the other 'family friendly' ISPs that decide what's best for you to see.

If you are using some sort of software firewall or something like Norton Internet Security then disable it. I find they are more trouble than they are worth. (They are even less useful if you have a router.)
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 11:19:42 PM EDT
Tried again last night, reinstalled IE7 - no joy. Installed Firefox - no joy. Tried using a different laptop via wireless router - no joy. Seems that either AR15.com is blocking my ISP or my ISP is blocking AR15.com. Any ideas on what to do next, I don't thing it is a software problem. I'll try connecting via the hardwired broadband next but I'm beginning to think that the problem is not at my end.
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 11:31:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/8/2007 11:40:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/8/2007 11:42:19 PM EDT by steven_uk]
Did you try jobrelatedstuff.com ?

Link Posted: 11/8/2007 11:54:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/9/2007 12:32:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bunnyassassin:
Who is your ISP? Orange
Link Posted: 11/9/2007 12:32:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By steven_uk:
Did you try jobrelatedstuff.com ? Not Yet

Link Posted: 11/9/2007 1:15:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RN-Submariner:

Originally Posted By Bunnyassassin:
Who is your ISP? Orange


Do you have one of the Orange / Wanadoo funny shaped routers that lights up?
Link Posted: 11/9/2007 1:17:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By target-hunter:

Originally Posted By RN-Submariner:

Originally Posted By Bunnyassassin:
Who is your ISP? Orange


Do you have one of the Orange / Wanadoo funny shaped routers that lights up? YES
Link Posted: 11/9/2007 1:21:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/9/2007 1:25:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RN-Submariner:

Originally Posted By target-hunter:

Originally Posted By RN-Submariner:

Originally Posted By Bunnyassassin:
Who is your ISP? Orange


Do you have one of the Orange / Wanadoo funny shaped routers that lights up? YES


Tried logging in to the router and checking in there for blocked sites? (It should be a webpage on 192.168.1.1 & the username and password are both 'admin' if it's set at the default values.)
Link Posted: 11/9/2007 1:25:42 AM EDT
Not yet!
Link Posted: 11/9/2007 1:27:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By target-hunter:

Originally Posted By RN-Submariner:

Originally Posted By target-hunter:

Originally Posted By RN-Submariner:

Originally Posted By Bunnyassassin:
Who is your ISP? Orange


Do you have one of the Orange / Wanadoo funny shaped routers that lights up? YES


Tried logging in to the router and checking in there for blocked sites? (It should be a webpage on 192.168.1.1 & the username and password are both 'admin' if it's set at the default values.)


Will have a go when I go home.
Link Posted: 11/9/2007 1:28:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/9/2007 1:30:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/9/2007 1:30:47 AM EDT by target-hunter]
If it's an XP PC try this: Open a command window (Start / Run / type 'cmd' / click ok). In the text window that should have opened type 'tracert www.ar15.com' or 'tracert 69.95.2.67' and the press enter. Post the results back here....
Link Posted: 11/9/2007 1:35:13 AM EDT
Will do but you'll have to wait until Monday.
Link Posted: 11/9/2007 3:01:53 AM EDT
The internet and time on your hands is a terrible thing, makes you buy stuff......, the 'net' made me do it honest.......................
Link Posted: 11/9/2007 3:14:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/9/2007 4:05:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By streetfighter:

Originally Posted By IcarusY625:
The internet and time on your hands is a terrible thing, makes you buy stuff......, the 'net' made me do it honest.......................


Ne'er a truer word spoken
I'm sat here at home while the plasterer's doing the bathroom ceiling (after the leak) and am just occupying myself by farting about on the internet.

Haven't bought anything yet.....although some bumf from Virgin media has just dropped thru the door....and you all know my talktalk is fubar.
Packages look very tempting

must resist, must resist.


......go on, you know you want to.....................
Link Posted: 11/9/2007 7:30:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/9/2007 7:31:21 AM EDT by steven_uk]
Alternative ARFCOM URL's include


AK47.NET
AMERICANRESEARCHLTD.ORG
ANTIUSSA.COM
ARFCOM.COM
BANEDSR.COMLOL
JOBRELATEDSTUFF.COM
MCUZI.COM
WEAPONFORUMS.COM
tacticalcourses.com

All resolve to IP 69.95.2.67
Link Posted: 11/9/2007 7:40:50 AM EDT
I have a similar problem - I can see the site from home, but not work.

Even using the same PC which I take with me, AR15.COM is just not accessible. tracert just stops somewhere in the middle.

I've never really bothered to try to solve it, since I shouldn't be using the site at work anyway ;)
Link Posted: 11/10/2007 2:58:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/10/2007 2:58:27 AM EDT by RN-Submariner]
Can't get access with any of the alternative web addresses probably because the IP is the same. Don't know whether my ISP is blocking my access from home of whether AR15.com is blocking my PC IP.
Link Posted: 11/10/2007 3:17:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/11/2007 11:52:55 PM EDT
Sometimes have access to more than one broadband connection at the weekends
Link Posted: 11/11/2007 11:55:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RN-Submariner:
Sometimes have access to more than one broadband connection at the weekends


Ah....using the neighbours unprotected wifi connection trick huh....

Link Posted: 11/12/2007 12:04:30 AM EDT
Not quite, use a friends connection a few miles away from home.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:27:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2007 9:11:48 PM EDT by jkstexas2001]
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Link Posted: 12/6/2007 1:12:16 AM EDT
my home SKY account hates ar15.com

but sometimes it will work a little, but it is very slow
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