Having problems with one website timing out

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cosine25

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Hi, over the last few months I've been having problems with one specific website (livejournal.com) timing out when I try to access it. This used to happen only occasionally and righted itself within a couple of hours. It happened more and more frequently until it was occurring every day for several hours at a time. Other people can access the website when I'm having problems and the issue occurs whether I use my wired PC or my wireless laptop so I'm sure the problem is located somewhere between my modem and my ISP.

So far I've tried: resetting my modem (Siemens Gigaset SE587), changing the modem, plugging the modem into my master socket rather than an extension, using public DNS servers & contacting my ISP. My ISP told me to use specific DNS servers which didn't solve the problem, then asked me to use the 'regsvr32 softpub.dll' command which didn't work either. They're now as baffled as I am.

I'm using Windows XP Home on the PC and XP Pro on the laptop. I've tried using Firefox, Chrome and IE on both computers. I've disabled my anti-viruses and my firewalls and I've run malware checks. None of the above makes any difference to the problem, although when I plugged the modem into the master socket it was a week or so before the problem re-occurred. I'm not sure if that was co-incidence or not.

This is driving me crazy, does anyone have any advice?
 
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