Can't connect to Facebook with FF, IE or GC.

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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 07:35 AM
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Hi - I’m using XP and Firefox - logged into FB yesterday just fine but can’t log into FB today.

Down for Everyone or Just Me lists FB as working - obviously not for me though.

I've tried: FireFox, IE and Google Chrome. No go with any one of the three.

I’d really appreciate a hand here.

peace




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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 07:41 AM
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Nope. Im in all three now both at work and home, and also on my laptop. Good luck.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 07:42 AM
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You sure you want help? This could be the best thing that ever happened to you.



What kind of error page are you getting?



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 08:05 AM
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Try pinging FB by opening command prompt... type Ping www.facebook.com and see if your computer is talking to FB. If it is type the IP address into your browser. If you can get to FB that way then you probably have some sort of DNS issue. See if you are having problems with other web sites that you visit.
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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 08:07 AM
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Thanks both of you - and yes, I want help. I'm involved in many photography pages there and learning a great deal. I'll not turn my nose up at any free education!


So, back to the topic.


What now?



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 08:29 AM
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reply to post by silo13
 


Out of curiosity, are you at work? At a corporate location, perhaps? It sounds like maybe Facebook is blocked.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 10:03 AM
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reply to post by OptimusSubprime
 


Try pinging FB by opening command prompt... type Ping www.facebook.com and see if your computer is talking to FB. If it is type the IP address into your browser. If you can get to FB that way then you probably have some sort of DNS issue. See if you are having problems with other web sites that you visit.

Thank you


I tried this - and it still will not connect to FB but it is 'talking' to FB.

No other problems with any other sites. Only FB - interestingly that includes any FB help site.

???

peace
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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 10:06 AM
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Out of curiosity, are you at work? At a corporate location, perhaps? It sounds like maybe Facebook is blocked.

I'm wondering if my ISP has blocked FB because that's exactly how it 'feels' - that only FB and FB help sites are blocked.

I'm on the computer I always use to connect and never had a problem before today - no one uses this computer but me and I've changed or updated nothing. Nothing uploaded or downloaded.

If I remember correctly and it is some type of DNS problem (and here's the questions) then going back to a restore point will not help will it? Or will it, lol?

peace and thanks



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 10:38 AM
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you can try to repair internet connections

left click 'tv screens' icon in task bar [if you have that displayed] and select repair
i think you can also get into this with network connections in start menu or control panel

it is supposed to flush dns cache.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 11:06 AM
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you could try manually flushing your dns cache and getting a new IP address

from an elevated command prompt type:

Ipconfig /release
Ipconfig /renew
Ipconfig /flushdns



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 12:21 PM
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hii ,
i think you should uninstall your browser and then again install after that try to connect...
hope it works..



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 12:57 PM
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I would try this as the next step. I've solved many connection problems by doing it.

If that doesn't work, let us know.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:54 PM
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you could try manually flushing your dns cache and getting a new IP address

from an elevated command prompt type:

Ipconfig /release
Ipconfig /renew
Ipconfig /flushdns


Thanks all - I'm all set and back to my photography! Thanks so much everyone!




posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:11 PM
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Glad we could help





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