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    please help - forum access problem :-(

    Hi - I think my home router is blocking planet steelers!

    Android phone - no problem w/ access using Verizon.

    Laptop at work - no problem w/ access.

    Same laptop at home - connection times out, Firefox and IE.

    Desktop at home -connection times out, Firefox and IE.

    No internet problems at home at all except for planetsteelers.

    I use a wireless router at home.

    can anyone help me troubleshoot please? I'm out of my depth almost right away w/ these things!

    thx


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    I get blocked from home sometimes too. No idea why?

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    It's happened to Chadman too. Question- have you lost power/server connection for any significant time recently?

    The only thing Chadman could figure out is that after losing power during some storms, the site was simply unavailable. Last about 3-4 days, and the it was ok to go again. Very annoying situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    It's happened to Chadman too. Question- have you lost power/server connection for any significant time recently?

    The only thing Chadman could figure out is that after losing power during some storms, the site was simply unavailable. Last about 3-4 days, and the it was ok to go again. Very annoying situation.
    For me it's completely random sometimes. I can be in the middle of reading/posting and the site becomes unavailable for several days. The first time it happened, I just thought the site was down. Then I was out somewhere and checked on my phone and viola it worked. Then I tried at home and it was still down. I figured it was some random issue with Time Warner Cable (my ISP).

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    Obviously the miniture men in the machines are having some workforce labour disputes.
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    I got blocked one time when I accessed the Planet on two separate devices on the same wireless router at home. john helped and got it resolved.



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    Thanks for confirming that I'm not going crazy guys. OK, I guess you didn't actually do that, but thanks for responding with a history of similar issues.

    It's completely crazy - after two days of not being able to access PlanetSteelers at all through my home wireless router, here I am doing just that. No storms, nothing changed except yesterday has turned into tomorrow, and it works now.

    Dukie- do you remember what the fix was?


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    Ive had it happen once or twice. I think I rebooted the computer and fixed it...or maybe it didn't...I forget actually but reboot is worth a try. That is the extent of my troubleshooting knowledge but it works 95% of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonioSteelerFan View Post
    Thanks for confirming that I'm not going crazy guys. OK, I guess you didn't actually do that, but thanks for responding with a history of similar issues.

    It's completely crazy - after two days of not being able to access PlanetSteelers at all through my home wireless router, here I am doing just that. No storms, nothing changed except yesterday has turned into tomorrow, and it works now.

    Dukie- do you remember what the fix was?
    Yes. The blockage was at the server for the site. Apparently, for whatever reason, when I logged onto the Planet from my home network with two devices, the server recognized my IP address as a problem of some sort, so it blocked me. Interesting that, while I could not get on with the two devices, a third device did get me onto the site one time after the other two devices would not work.

    I googled the problem, and then communicated with John who runs Planet Steelers. He got my IP address cleared from the blockage list and then I was reset. Thanks John!



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    OK, thanks again, Duke.

    Anyone know - are IP addresses per router, or per computer? Are they fixed, or do they change?

    I wonder if mine changes, because some days I get in fine, and some I don't.


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