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Wifi Security

Discussion in 'Networking' started by thecallofthewifi, Jan 7, 2017.

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  1. thecallofthewifi

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    This is mostly an issue with my wifi...the past two days, I haven't been able to access www.tumblr.com. I'm on my dorm wifi at university, and this is the only website I have found that I don't have access to. I have tried different browsers, resetting firewalls on my antivirus, pretty much everything...
    When I type the URL in on my browser, it tries to connect for several minutes before the connection times out (Err_connection_timed_out). The tumblr app works on my phone even when connected to wifi, but I can only get it to work on the browser when using LTE.
    I have found that I can access the site on my laptop when using a VPN.
    I am using Windows 8 with Chrome. I used a traceroute but I have no clue what to do with the information I received, so I can post it here if that is helpful. I think I have a little control over wifi settings here, but probably not much. All I know is, before winter break, tumblr worked fine here, but now I can't access it. University IT dude was unhelpful. Hoping someone here can help me more.
     
  2. Oddba11

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    Likely not a "wifi security" issue. And if another device is able to reach the site using the same wifi, it's likely not a network (ie: wifi issue at all).

    As to your traceroute, if it's passing the school network out into the internet, then that would indicate an issue on your PC. You can post the traceroute here.
     
  3. thecallofthewifi

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    Tracing route to r-tumblr-t1.ycpi.ops.gycpi.b.yahoodns.net [69.147.82.219]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 13 ms 1 ms 2 ms 149.160.128.2
    2 2 ms 2 ms 1 ms ae-15.0.br2.bldc.net.uits.iu.edu [134.68.3.74]
    3 4 ms 4 ms 6 ms ae-4.12.rtr.ll.indiana.gigapop.net [149.165.183.
    13]
    4 4 ms 4 ms 5 ms ae-1.2247.rtr.ictc.indiana.gigapop.net [149.165.
    183.89]
    5 8 ms 8 ms 8 ms 149.165.183.90
    6 * * * Request timed out.
    7 42 ms 31 ms 29 ms ae-0.pat1.dcp.yahoo.com [216.115.101.152]
    8 39 ms 37 ms 37 ms ae-0.pat1.nyc.yahoo.com [216.115.101.156]
    9 38 ms 36 ms 36 ms et35.bas3-1-edg.nya.yahoo.com [74.6.224.219]
    10 37 ms 36 ms 37 ms et51.rsw3-1-edg.nya.yahoo.com [69.147.85.103]
    11 * * * Request timed out.
    12 * * * Request timed out.
    13 * * * Request timed out.
    14 * * * Request timed out.
    15 * * * Request timed out.
    16 * * * Request timed out.
    17 * * * Request timed out.
    18 * * * Request timed out.
    19 * * * Request timed out.
    20 * * * Request timed out.
    21 * * * Request timed out.
    22 * * * Request timed out.
    23 * * * Request timed out.
    24 * * * Request timed out.
    25 * * * Request timed out.
    26 * * * Request timed out.
    27 * * * Request timed out.
    28 * * * Request timed out.
    29 * * * Request timed out.
    30 * * * Request timed out.

    Trace complete.
     
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