Connection failure for one specific address: PCWorld.com

#1
Hi, I have been having, for a week or two, the weirdest problem ever. Let's say I try to follow a link in PCWorlds newsletter, I then get an error message saying:

"Connection Failed. Firefox cannot connect to the server at Reviews and News on Tech Products, Software and Downloads - PC World.

- The site may be temporarily down, try again
etc. etc.

The message comes up immediately, no trying, just bang - head against the wall.

The same happens if I manually enter: Reviews and News on Tech Products, Software and Downloads - PC World.

Same difference with Internet Explorer.

The weird thing is that it's only PCWorld.com I cannot connect to, all other sites (this one, for instance) work fine.

I just can't remember what I might have done to exclude myself from PCWorld.

Can anybody out there guess what's the matter?

Thank you!
 


#2
Try 70.42.185.10

They seem to have ping turned off.
 


#3
Try 70.42.185.10

They seem to have ping turned off.
Alright, is 70.42.185.10 it? No http:// etc? Because when I enter 70.42.185.10, I get the same error.
 


#4
Go to command prompt and type and enter ping pcworld.com
you'll see it times out but shows the ip address

ping google.com and see how it should work
 


#5
I just typed in Pcworld.com in address bar of FF and went immediately to the their web page.
 


#6
I just typed in Pcworld.com in address bar of FF and went immediately to the their web page.
So did I a few minutes ago, but now I'm on a different PC - my utility machine. It's an HP Pavillion, 3-4 years old and running Windows XP 64-bit.
I knew all along that the problem lay somewhere in the configuration of the other PC (an ASUS bare-bone running Windows 7) but I still don't know what to do about it.
Ah, well, maybe next year ;)
 


#8
I am run windows 7 64 bit on an Asus board as you can see in my signature, I doubt it it is an ASUS problem. Which browser did you use? I had no problem on Fire Fox nor on MSIE 8 32 Bit or MSIE 8 64 bit accessing Reviews and News on Tech Products, Software and Downloads - PC World
Yeah, well now we'll never know - 'cause it somehow straitghtened itself out! I just now clicked a link out of a PCWorld newsletter and was immediately transported there...go figure!

Although I'm glad it's a problem no more, at the same time it's kind of frustrating because this way I'm none the wiser should it happen again.

I just remembered my last reply to you where I said 'maybe next year'. Well, right now 2010 is two years and four minutes old here...

As I am ahead of you by some six hours (GMT+1) I can report on the new year - It's cold as heck! Right now it's 10.1 degrees centigrade below zero outside my place.

Glad I'm not out and about! Thanks for taking an interest in my 'case' Sarge :)
 


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