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Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by CommandoJoe, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. CommandoJoe

    CommandoJoe Pacific Northwest Member

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    Is anyone else having trouble getting northwestfirearms.com to load? I starting having trouble yesterday...

    Right now I\\\'m using a proxy server to post this. I normally use Clear on my laptop at work.
    I am able to get here using my work internet connection though, so I wonder if Clear is the issue - Is there anyone else here using Clear?

    Could the website server be blocking my IP for some reason? And if so would it tell me or just refuse to load?

    I have Comcast at home, so I\\\'ll try that when I get home from work - will also try my home desktop computer to try and narrow down the connectivity problem.

    Thanks
     
  2. CommandoJoe

    CommandoJoe Pacific Northwest Member

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    Just read the thread about server migration - so it is probably a DNS issue with Clear... I\'ll try changing my comp to use a different DNS server and hopefully that will work...
     
  3. Mr. Black

    Mr. Black Zigzag, OR Member

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    I couldn't get on all of yesterday..

    I am on Comcast. Today seems perfectly normal...
     
  4. x503Codyx

    x503Codyx Portland Member

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    I was having a hard time connecting to it, the page failed to load every single time. Now, for some reason it's connecting me weird.
     
  5. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    JDitto..no work yesterday
     
  6. CommandoJoe

    CommandoJoe Pacific Northwest Member

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    Since the website changed servers, it looks like the IP address changed as well, so it might take up to a week for the IP change to propagate to all the DNS servers world wide...
    I changed my computer to manually use Open DNS's servers and now it works fine...

    If you go to OpenDNS | Internet Navigation And Security they should have instructions on how to change over if you want to go that route.

    for advanced users that know how to do this, the server IP's are:

    208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220
     
  7. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    While this comment is unrelated to the outages here.
    Thanks COmmandoJoe for that link. I tossed it up on my router to use their DNS.
     
  8. no time

    no time Roseburg area Active Member

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    Doesn't seem to be real consistant with logging on. Yesterday was a no-go all morning and spotty in the afternoon. Today it's failed a couple times.
    Some guys havent been able to log in for 2 days. You wouldn't think you would have to get into your settings to make it to a website. Sure hope the probs go away.
     
  9. CommandoJoe

    CommandoJoe Pacific Northwest Member

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    Normally you shouldn't have to, but with the change in server IP, some DNS servers that haven't been updated can't correlate www.northwestfirearms.com to the actual IP address - they are all still pointing to the old address which is no good anymore... Changes like this should normally take a week or less to get it all worked out.

    The webmaster might want to consider sending out an e-mail to everyone letting them know what is going on and how to get here in the short term.
     
  10. Dr. Tatu

    Dr. Tatu pdx Member

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    same here, no-go for much of yesterday morning. I also notice that posts on threads seem to be missing.
     
  11. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    I have the same issue last night with clear too. Now I am on my iphone. Will try again and report when I get home tonight.
     
  12. marty8587

    marty8587 NE Portland Active Member

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    I could not get on yesterday evening. Tried everything I could on my end, then had someone else email me something with a link and that worked fine. My guess it was some problem with the server.:confused:
     
  13. Brandon44647

    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    I'm having all sorts of problems also, yesterday I could not get on at all, earlier today I did a system restore on my puter and was able to get on. This evening my initial attempt at getting on failed, tried again and here I am. Is it our new server or or or or ? Has anyone talked to Joey about this problem ???????
     
  14. Mr. Black

    Mr. Black Zigzag, OR Member

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    +1

    I found the NWFA twitter and facebook page, but they aren't really being used.

    Some sort of notification would have been nice.
     
  15. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    I have 5 friends who contacted me yesterday, via email, who still cannot get signed on ....
     
  16. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    In short this totally sucks!!!! Iphone won't connect consistently and home won't and work computer won't!!! I am going to have to start stealing Wally's internet so I can connect!!!

    NWFA's is forcing me to STEAL!

    Steven
     
  17. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Im in the same boat, cant find on PC ( clear ), but phone works.....
     
  18. paulncharly2572

    paulncharly2572 Salem, OR Member

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    In most cases,rebooting your modem will clear this up.
     
  19. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Sorry about this guys, these DNS errors caught us by surprise. We've done everything we can, we just have to wait at this point and let the new IP addresses trickle through the internet. One thing that may or may not help is to do an IP flush. For windows users, do the following:

    1. Go to the Accessories section of your start menu.
    2. Click "Command Prompt".
    3. Type "ipconfig /flushdns".

    Let me know if that helps anyone.
     
  20. CommandoJoe

    CommandoJoe Pacific Northwest Member

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    Copy my post about the Open DNS servers and e-mail it to your friends...