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Topic # 129225 7-Sep-2013 21:08
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anyone else having problems browsing reddit.com from a slingshot connection?

my friend on a telecom connection seems to be having no trouble, ive been doing a few tracerts throughout the day and noticed their IP address changes every time and so do the routers in between.

the error i get when i try to browse is; 

 

 

 

Gateway Timeout

 

The proxy server did not receive a timely response from the upstream server.

 

Reference #1.1d8fe077.1378544879.6bb83f





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  Reply # 891468 7-Sep-2013 21:13
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Yep!
reddit is timing out for me, and my mrs is complaining that Facebook isn't working well either. Lots of other random American sites too.  Not on 3G so it definitely a slingshot issue. 

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  Reply # 891475 7-Sep-2013 21:42
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  Reply # 891489 7-Sep-2013 22:49
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I'm always having issues with sites, usually seems to be popular sites like google, facebook, youtube, twitter, reddit (Sites that Slingshot cache?) The sites seem to load fine when accessed from their ip addresses, so seems to be an issue with Slingshots DNS (at least for me) I find releasing ip/clearing dns cache/renewing ip tends to clear up most issues.

Though as Xeon has said, yours could be some other issue as I've never had that specific problem before.



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  Reply # 891525 8-Sep-2013 01:56
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Xeon: It'll be to do with this most likely http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=128967


could do but im on a cabnet in the middle of a city so why would i be on the old broadband tech?





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  Reply # 891554 8-Sep-2013 08:46
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I'm on a cabinet in the middle of Auckland's CBD and I'm on ADSL1. woot woot. XD

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  Reply # 891807 8-Sep-2013 23:00
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You could probably just purchase a new modem in that case and almost double your speed, if not a little more.





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  Reply # 891880 9-Sep-2013 08:47
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Same problem here in Wellington! "Gateway Timeout Error" or "Internal Server Error - Read". It's especially apparent on American sites such as Reddit, Microsoft, etc. and those with content delivery networks (ustream). I always seem to get stuck loading some connection like cdn.ustream.tv etc.

I gave Slingshot a call on Friday night and they assured me it wasn't their problem. Really frustrating. I'm on EUBA too, apparently.



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  Reply # 891932 9-Sep-2013 10:24
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Antilogical: Same problem here in Wellington! "Gateway Timeout Error" or "Internal Server Error - Read". It's especially apparent on American sites such as Reddit, Microsoft, etc. and those with content delivery networks (ustream). I always seem to get stuck loading some connection like cdn.ustream.tv etc.

I gave Slingshot a call on Friday night and they assured me it wasn't their problem. Really frustrating. I'm on EUBA too, apparently.


but if slingshot customers are the only ones having issues how can it not be a slingshot problem?

i can get on fine via cpit's snap connection and via a friends telecom connection.





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  Reply # 891938 9-Sep-2013 10:36
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DravidDavid: You could probably just purchase a new modem in that case and almost double your speed, if not a little more.

 

The issue is with slingshot. They cannot provide me anything but ADSL1 from the cabinet in the apartment complex I'm living in. 

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  Reply # 892021 9-Sep-2013 12:27
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Reddit down again, what is going on

Request Timeout

The server timed out while waiting for the browser's request.
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  Reply # 892023 9-Sep-2013 12:29
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Same here again:

 

Gateway Timeout

 

The proxy server did not receive a timely response from the upstream server.

 

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  Reply # 892864 10-Sep-2013 18:34
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Day 3 and yet again Reddit playing up

408 Request Time-out

Your browser didn't send a complete request in time.



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  Reply # 893003 11-Sep-2013 00:19
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Kicker: Day 3 and yet again Reddit playing up

408 Request Time-out

Your browser didn't send a complete request in time.


i think its something wrong with slingshots DNS server, im using google DNS (8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4) and i havent had the problem. i do realise that global mode probibally wont work like this but reddit is more important :P





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  Reply # 893012 11-Sep-2013 02:00
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I'm guessing this might be with the MTU on your routers, you should have it set to 1492 if possible.

nuke737:
DravidDavid: You could probably just purchase a new modem in that case and almost double your speed, if not a little more.
The issue is with slingshot. They cannot provide me anything but ADSL1 from the cabinet in the apartment complex I'm living in.


This is not Slingshot, it's Chorus and the fact there's an old ASLAM in your apartment building which likely won't get upgraded. You should talk to the building owner about this, not Slingshot.






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  Reply # 893013 11-Sep-2013 02:35
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michaelmurfy: I'm guessing this might be with the MTU on your routers, you should have it set to 1492 if possible.

nuke737:
DravidDavid: You could probably just purchase a new modem in that case and almost double your speed, if not a little more.
The issue is with slingshot. They cannot provide me anything but ADSL1 from the cabinet in the apartment complex I'm living in.


This is not Slingshot, it's Chorus and the fact there's an old ASLAM in your apartment building which likely won't get upgraded. You should talk to the building owner about this, not Slingshot.


but why then has changing ISP's fixed the problem for people, and why is it only SOME websites?

 

and why arent all the other ISP forums full of complaints about this?





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