Is anybody else having problems connecting to a large number of web sites? Google doesn’t even respond for me but some other search engines do. The Straight Dope Message Board is great, but I get no response for many other sites. The sites that respond do it in a short time.
As usual, one very common explanation is malware. Many malware programs block access to sites that a person might use to find and download anti-malware software. (Or they redirect but the site redirected to is slow or dead.)
Run the usual stuff, Hijackthis, Malwarebytes, etc.
I’m just asking before I spend time fixing what isn’t broke. The easiest solution will be to throw in the backup OS drive from a week ago.
Could be that your internet service provider is having some kind of DNS issue.
Type 18.104.22.168 into your browser’s address bar and see if that takes you to google - if it does, then it adds weight to the above hypothesis.
I had tried a different DNS, but that did no good.
The pages are all loading up again after 2 hours and no change on my part. Thanks for the number for Google, as I had considered that the next thing to try.
One of the chat sites I go on has this message:
Due to an outage on one of the major US internet communications carriers access to our site may be interupted or slow. The outage began around 1:45 PM EST.
I don’t know what it means but hmmmmm
Thanks, that’s what I suspected. This site had 3 places with 100% packet loss. One was in Wisconsin. Now I see another Wisconsin site is degrading.
Internet traffic Report
The image server for KOL has not responded for about 3 or 4 days. I’ve had to use a host file to bypass images to play the game. Now it’s back in full glory. Whatever the failure was it was building for a few days.