Chrizvi: This is common problem if you are infected of a virus or malware. Have you tried using another machine ? Best to try your friends machine as I suspect you home machines are all infected.
Kassey: I'm still running Windows 7. Do you think the DNS issue is valid here too?
tr3v:Kassey: I'm still running Windows 7. Do you think the DNS issue is valid here too?
No, this is specific to Windows 8.1 (there was no problem with Windows 8 or earlier)
tr3v: I have found a work-around. I have struggled for that long with more than one issue with my VDSL connection that I lost my way. The bottom line is that I suspect it is a Windows 8.1 and Tecnicolor router problem combined. Changing my DNS settings on my Windows 8.1 machine to Google's (126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 sec) makes it fly! This also explains why proxy servers work.
I originally stated that I was having the problem on other non Windows 8.1 devices, but this was a red herring as it was related to a previous problem.
PS. Just found this thread: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=129101
Agent24: I have had VDSL for a couple of months now, so far no obvious issues that I recall, but when I tried www.dnjournal.com it doesn't work either.
ran nslookup and got this:
Looking it up online I got 184.108.40.206 but that takes me to a default Apache page.
The site does work through Megaproxy, though.
have you got an entry for that domain in your hosts file?I am the original poster on the issue on www.dnjournal.com. Where can I find info on how to include this domain name in my hosts file? Where is the file located on Windows 7? Thanks. I'm still waiting for an answer to this frustrating issue?
RunningMan: 127.0.0.1 is the loopback address - have you got an entry for that domain in your hosts file?