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  Reply # 748223 21-Jan-2013 14:34
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Same issues been happening on Slingshot and Telecom over the past few weeks too. Think it's fixed as of the last few days on Slingshot anyway.



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  Reply # 749669 23-Jan-2013 16:12
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I  am making some progress on this problem. If I enter www.facebook.com into the URL bar, it is very slow to get there, even timing out sometimes. If I enter https://www.facebook.com it goes every time. If I enter http://www.facebook.com it is also very slow. It is obviously the redirect to secure https is the problem. 
Have tried my old Voderfone HG566a modem and it still does this. 
Easy answer for me is to make my bookmark https;//www.facebook.com. Any ideas why this is happening?

Peter.

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  Reply # 749742 23-Jan-2013 17:47
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Wouldn't be able to say at this stage, did you get a chance to try the steps I suggested earlier?



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  Reply # 749771 23-Jan-2013 18:54
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OK, I understand now what you wanted. Have set manual DNS in properties of network card to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. Jumped straight to step 2 as think I have tried step 1 already. Can always try step 1 if step 2 makes a difference. Working OK now, but can go OK for a day or so...

Peter.



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  Reply # 749877 23-Jan-2013 21:41
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OK. Did all my testing with my ipad. A lot quicker to change settings, and the ipad also seems to really consistantly hate facebook. With manual settings of dns of 8.8.8.8 I can not fault. With 203.109.129.67 it just stalls and times out. When I put it back to DHCP after quite a lot of trying, it now will go to facebook. Such is the nature of this intermittant problem.

Hope this helps.

Peter.

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Thanks for that Peter, would you be able to please Private Message me your Vodafone customer number and/or telephone number? I'll want to have a closer look at this.

-Alex

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Reply # 751441 27-Jan-2013 11:17
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Hi,

I'm having the exact same problem with Facebook, its been like this for several weeks now with the same error message as in the first post. Tried on my Win7 laptop, wifes XP laptop and my iphone over wifi and identical on all three. I use Chrome, Opera and IE, no difference. Router (linksys WRT54GSV4) and modem (DYNALINK RTA1320) reset numerous times. Been with vodafone over 12 months and first problems i've had and no changes to hardware since signing up. I don't use the vodafone modem as it isn't very customisable and I have specific access times setup for my kids with blocking keywords.


If I setup my iphone as a personal hotspot and connect the laptops to that the problem goes away (2degrees). Today seems to be a lot worse, problems with Gmail not responding and Trademe is almost unuseable. 

DNS is set to auto, always has been. New Telecom 150GB plan for same cost as my 80GB plan is looking appealing!



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  Reply # 751647 27-Jan-2013 20:52
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Nothing to see here sorry, I cant help you.



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Reply # 751677 27-Jan-2013 22:08
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Hi. I can't fault facebook anymore. Has come right. But when it was faulty,  I found that putting in httpS://www.facebook.com  instead of just www.facebook.com would make it work everytime.
Give that a try in the meantime. It worked for me.

Peter.    


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