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Master Geek

#23948 11-Jul-2008 16:36
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was just wondering if anyone else on TCL Cable could reach ""
or even just "" without any trouble?

I have 3 computers at home that cant get there although i can use a web based proxy to get to the site but cant watch the vids through it.

My work pc goes there fine but im in enough trouble as it is with internet usage without watching gaming videos

If it is just with TCL, is there anything i can do or anything TCL can do or am i just going to have to use a friends computer?

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  #147046 12-Jul-2008 10:41
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No probs here. Tried a traceroute? (tracert on windows)

$ traceroute
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
 2 (  60.800 ms  61.655 ms  64.942 ms
 3 (  36.889 ms  36.621 ms  36.583 ms
 4 (  53.915 ms  54.761 ms  55.783 ms
 5 (  56.732 ms  56.618 ms  58.919 ms
 6 (  58.934 ms  45.599 ms *
 7 (  251.590 ms  251.709 ms  251.537 ms
 8 (  251.411 ms  250.640 ms  250.377 ms
 9 (  252.708 ms  249.432 ms  251.408 ms
10 (  345.862 ms  347.522 ms  347.674 ms
11 (  354.553 ms  354.415 ms  354.370 ms
12 (  366.667 ms  366.526 ms  366.369 ms
13 (  366.233 ms  366.203 ms  366.095 ms
14 (  365.982 ms  366.430 ms  366.356 ms
15 (  367.866 ms  374.850 ms  375.181 ms
16 (  375.422 ms  373.681 ms  374.096 ms

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Master Geek

  #147451 13-Jul-2008 16:13
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Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  2     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  3     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  4     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  5     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  6     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  7     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  8     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  9     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 10     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 11     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 12     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 13     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 14     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 15     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 16   290 ms   308 ms   306 ms []

Doesnt really look anything like your results!


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Master Geek

  #147494 13-Jul-2008 19:00
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I have thesame problem (have had for months) - although sometimes it loads, not often, and it seems to be random.

A friend of mine, also in Chch on Cable has the same problems.

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Master Geek

  #147953 14-Jul-2008 23:41
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Yea i did manage to get it to work once or twice but i still couldnt load the videos from that site. through a proxy it works fine so  that leads me to believe its something to do with my IP??


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  #148097 15-Jul-2008 14:25
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tracert worked for me.  no problems from cable in kapiti.
Can you even hit the first hop?

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Ultimate Geek

  #151227 25-Jul-2008 10:56
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Just changed my dns to the clearnet ones and loaded the page straight away.

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Master Geek

  #152205 28-Jul-2008 21:12
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what are the clearnet ones?


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Ultimate Geek

#152240 28-Jul-2008 23:07
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Ha ha, after waiting an hour to get through to a tech he told me to use these numbers and it worked straight away.
Now they hardly work if at all.

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  #152271 29-Jul-2008 07:10
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Could try OpenDNS:

  • (
  • (

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Master Geek

  #152272 29-Jul-2008 07:21
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Is there any downside to using open DNS instead of a telstra/clear one?
Is it slower, or riskier etc etc??

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  #152275 29-Jul-2008 07:47
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This seems to be a good summary:

The response time will be slightly slower - hosted in the States instead of NZ.

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Master Geek

  #152524 29-Jul-2008 20:17
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openDNS didnt work for me, the clear DNS numbers made the page load more often than not but takes a while and still cant watch the videos.

Is there anything else that can cause this?
I remember a while back that one site i was trying to sign up to wouldnt let me because of
my IP, i cant remember what it said but in short, it said it was bad...

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Ultimate Geek

  #153087 31-Jul-2008 18:26
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I might as well join in. I too can't access or (its host). Playing around with DNS servers isn't helping much (must be some caching going on, flushdns doesn't help, giving up). Either way, it's a workaround at best. There's obviously something wrong with TelstraClear's (Paradise's?) DNS server. How on earth did they manage that? And why haven't they acknowledged it?

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Ultimate Geek

  #153105 31-Jul-2008 19:30
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The guy that maintains the warcry servers posted over on GP forums about getting affected persons to do a trace route to his server. Not sure why.

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Ultimate Geek

  #153126 31-Jul-2008 21:04
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Ropata: The guy that maintains the warcry servers posted over on GP forums about getting affected persons to do a trace route to his server. Not sure why.

Yeah, tracert isn't going to reveal anything. It works as expected when using the IP ( Of course, tracert-ing "" doesn't work, which is basically the issue in the first place.

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