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  1. diovino

    diovino Thread Starter

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    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?
     
  2. TechieNow

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    I believe this is a block settings at the router, please check it first.
     
  3. hypheni

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    Just a quick note. Check the hosts file for facebook entry. Check the file: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
     
  4. diovino

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    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??
     
  5. hypheni

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    Edit in notepad
     
  6. diovino

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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.
    #
    # 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:
    #
    # 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
     
  7. Phantom010

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    Try updating your Network Adapter Driver, especially if it's a Realtek.
     
  8. diovino

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    Wouldn't that update automatically? I don't understand how these things would block only Facebook.com
     
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    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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