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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Beakertwang, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Beakertwang

    Beakertwang Supporting Member

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    Our local cable internet has a bit of a bad reputation for being erratic. I'll be surfing just fine, then suddenly I get "can't find server" messages, among others.

    However, if I go to reverb.com, it almost always works fine, and seems to "reset" the problem so TGP, eBay, mlb.com, etc all work again. Maybe there are other sites that would work this way, but I discovered that Reverb works since I'm shopping a lot. It also works on our phones, and my son's computer, when we're running off our home wifi.

    Any ideas why?
     
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  2. 84superchamp

    84superchamp Silver Supporting Member

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    I'd like to find out too...same problem.
     
  3. Beakertwang

    Beakertwang Supporting Member

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    HAHA! It just happened when I clicked to see your reply.
     
  4. Mayo5

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    There are so many variables to that problem. You will need be more descriptive when you mean 'surfing' compared to major sites.
     
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    aliens
     
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  6. Beakertwang

    Beakertwang Supporting Member

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    I guess I might misunderstand "surfing." Typically, it'll be Facebook, TGP and TalkBass, a couple other gear forums, some news and info sites, and various other shopping--Target, Amazon, etc.
     
  7. Beakertwang

    Beakertwang Supporting Member

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    Yes, for bass stuff--a lot of good info. And a LOT of expensive basses!
     
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  8. Beakertwang

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    Oddly enough, internet is completely down here, for some reason. Had to turn off wifi to post.
     
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    It will be even freakier when people try to click on this post and it has.........vanished without a trace.
     
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  10. Campfired

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    Could be dependent on your actual download speed...less than 30 mbps is too little, anything above that might improve your wi-fi reception. Also, the number of devices you have running off your wi-fi network at any given time will slow your download speed. Cox Cable has a neat device/speed calculator that will tell you how much download speed you will need for your household.
     
  11. 84superchamp

    84superchamp Silver Supporting Member

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    Oddly enough, i felt a shift in The Force at the same time.:D
     
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    When airliners fly over mine slows down or stops . Not using WIFI .
     
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    You need a Moshawna double-check.
     
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    sausagefingers Supporting Member

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    I have a similar problem with my computer in my office that is connected directly to the modem+router where certain sites will simply not load, but other devices in the house that are using the wifi from the router load fine. What the heck?
     
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    This made me laugh :)

    "It's terrible for discussing the intricacies of World War II military strategies though."
     
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    It really puts a damper on my redtube viewing experience. :mad:
     
  17. Beakertwang

    Beakertwang Supporting Member

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    Seriously?
     
  18. Beakertwang

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    I'm afraid to ask, but here I go:

    What does this mean?
     
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  19. sausagefingers

    sausagefingers Supporting Member

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    Campfired had an encounter with this person, at the Apple Store I think.
     
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  20. Beakertwang

    Beakertwang Supporting Member

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    My son can stream video on his computer just fine via wifi (assuming the internet is working), but we have a "smart" TV connected directly, and streaming on that is often frustrating.
     
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