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02-Aug-2012, 09:26 PM #1
Facebook won't load on any browsers.
The past month or so Facebook has been incredibly spotty - no other issues. I downloaded Chrome (originally using Firefox) which is slightly more reliable but never that great. I don't have a big scary firewall up, nothing has changed with my network at all! Help?
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03-Aug-2012, 12:12 AM #2
I believe this is a block settings at the router, please check it first.
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03-Aug-2012, 01:41 AM #3
Just a quick note. Check the hosts file for facebook entry. Check the file: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
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03-Aug-2012, 07:08 AM #4
hypheni - how do i open that file??

technienow - i don't see how the router would suddenly change it's restriction, i am the admin and haven't touched it - where would i look??
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# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
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# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
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# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
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# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost
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07-Aug-2012, 10:47 AM #7
Try updating your Network Adapter Driver, especially if it's a Realtek.
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14-Aug-2012, 05:51 PM #8
Wouldn't that update automatically? I don't understand how these things would block only Facebook.com
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14-Aug-2012, 06:01 PM #9
Sorry... saw the other posts about this. So I have a direct connection, kind of difficult to explain but for some reason I built this without the possibility of WiFi - so I have one wi-fi router picking up the signal from the main one and it is then lined into my desktop.

is this what I need to download?

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...&GetDown=false
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14-Aug-2012, 06:08 PM #10
If your adapter is a Realtek and you know the exact model, and depending on your operating system, I guess those are the drivers.

If you're not comfortable with downloading and installing drivers yourself, you can have Windows do it for you automatically.
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