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Old May 11, 2006, 9:08 AM   #1
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I'm not really sure where to post this, sorry if this is the wrong place. I can't seem to view the forums from my home computer anymore, I just get a blank page with a Forbidden error on it. I can however see the forums from my work computer hence where I'm sending this from :-). Anybody know what might be causing this?
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Old May 11, 2006, 9:39 AM   #2
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We see no problems with your IP Addresses being blocked (at least the ones you've posted from before). From our end, you should be able to get to the site from them.

It's probably an issue with your Internet Service Provider.


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Old May 11, 2006, 10:49 AM   #3
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Thanks Jim,

I'll look into it when I get home tonight.
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Old May 11, 2006, 11:57 AM   #4
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Could be either ISP... or then there's some over eager/wrong adjusted content filtering program.
Also do you have browser set to use proxy?
(speaking of that have tried reaching forums with only one browser?)

Or did you even get contact to server because I can't think how it could give "Forbidden error".
(that would be more Micro$oft error)

Go to Start > Run, write cmd and press enter.
Then try "ping www.stevesforums.com" command
IP should 70.86.227.242
If you don't get that or packets are dropped try "tracert www.stevesforums.com" to see delay to different routing points of data packets.
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Old May 15, 2006, 9:27 AM   #5
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Well, I'm really not sure what is causing this. I disabled by firewall, checked that the windows firewall wasn't activated, and it still won't work. I also tried the the ping from the command prompt and it appears to be fine, 4 packets sent no errors. This is getting really annoying :angry:.
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Old May 23, 2006, 11:34 AM   #6
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I still haven't figured this out yet. I have concluded that it is any computer running windows XP and Shaw Secure though.I might have to phone Shaw and ask them if this is a known problem.
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Hi Judge,

Do you happen to have any type of parental control on? I have Cyber Sitter and I can add websites that I wouldn't want my kids to come across on the internet. Also check your content advisor that comes with Internet Explorer. Go to the top of Internet Explorer window and click on 'Tools'..then click on 'Internet Options'. Once that comes up, click on 'Content' tab. If you then click on 'Settings' under 'Content Advisor', you'll be able to see what may be blocking certain websites if someone has set it up as this is also a parental control.

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Old May 24, 2006, 8:45 AM   #8
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Stich,

I actually tried that last night. I even spoke to my ISP (Shaw) and they had me do a bunch of stuff and try starting windows in safe mode so that very few services are running and I still couldn't view it. So I don't think it's Shaw. He suggested that I try an alternate browser (Mozilla?) to see if that fixes the problem.

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Find out what your IP Address, make note of it, and send me a PM with it when you're back at a PC you can access this forum with. I see you've been posting from three different ones since you joined, and none of them are blocked by us.

Just to make sure there isn't a new one assigned to your home PC that might be blocked for some reason, let me know via PM what you're using from home now.

Here is a site that can tell you what it is:

http://megawx.aws.com/support/faq/software/ip.asp

There are many more like this, too:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search

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Trying other browsers is definitely advisable... in reality trying to get IE secure is like patching holes in rusted through roof of building with rotten foundation.


Firefox seems to be more media sexy but at its defaults it seriously lacking in many aspects and needs considerably tweaking unlike Opera which is much more complete package.


http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
http://www.opera.com/
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