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David Hartsock
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March 17, 2012 - 6:09 pm
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Both completed (50.22.114.68 is DCT).

192.168.0.1 and 192.168.1.1 are your internal connections (router and modem) so it looks like you were having connection problems with the ISP.

 

Look on the bottom of your modem and tell me what model number it is. If it isn't apparent just tell me what numbers are there or snap a pic.

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March 17, 2012 - 6:19 pm
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The modem is a Westell, model E90-610014-06, revision D.  However, there's also a sticker on it that says model E99-610014-03, revision L.  I have no idea why there are two stickers but thought it worth mentioning.

Also, in response to a previous question you asked, yes, I did try connecting my Windows PC directly to the modem, however the same problems persisted.  I even tried it again after you posted the questions, just to be sure.

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March 17, 2012 - 6:32 pm
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Follow the instructions on this page: http://www.dslreports.com/faq/13600

to put the modem into Bridge mode. The instructions may be slightly different, but should get to there.

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Will do, first thing in the morning.  I'll report back on the results as soon as I'm done.  Thanks Dave for sticking with me so far....

joseywales

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Dave said
Follow the instructions on this page: http://www.dslreports.com/faq/13600

to put the modem into Bridge mode. The instructions may be slightly different, but should get to there.

Sorry for not replying in a timely fashion.

 

I spent about 3 hours on the phone with my ISP tech support staff (they slowly but surely upgraded my tech support level to their top tier) and we still couldn\'t figure out what the problem ultimately was.  In fact, he too couldn\'t load a couple of the same websites that I was having issues with.

 

While I hate admitting defeat I do think that I need to face the fact that my PC is in fact getting very long in the tooth and I am forced to buy an updated/upgraded system.  While there\'s no guarantee that this will resolve the problem, ultimately I do know that it is time.

 

I appreciate all the support and guidance that has been provided throughout my troubleshooting, sincerely!  I will report back once I have my new rig up and running to confirm the problem is no longer around (at least I hope that\'s the case).

 

Kindest Regards,

 

joseywales

 
 
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I would liked to have known what the ISP found and the solution. I was having a similar problem with PCs at a centre where I am a volunteer tutor in using PCs. I also do their support. The ISP we used worked pefectly OK with Detect DNS Server Address Automatically with all our existing PCs - Windows Vista and XP. We bought new PCs and I set them up to boot XP/Vista/Windows 7. In Windows 7 mode we had lots of trouble getting to many web sites - same PCs booted into XP or Vista worked on all web sites. Our final solution which works for all web sitesfrom Windows 7 is to hard code the ISP DNS servers into TCP/IP setup.

We still do not know why we have to and the ISP was of no help whatsoever as we weren't using one of their expensive recommended routers. I prefer to use ASUS or Linksys routers.

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Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. (Winston Churchill)

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My ISP was of no help in resolving this problem.  I still remain curious as to why it occurred, however I'm in the second day of setting up my new PC and thus far the issue hasn't resurfaced.  Hopefully it stays that way.

 

For those curious, here's are the specs of my new rig:

  • Mobo - Gigabyte X79-UD3
  • CPU - Core i7 3930K OC'd to 4.2GHz
  • Boot Drive - Intel 520 Series 120GB MLC SSD
  • Storage Drives - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM 64MB cache.  Also salvaged from former PC a 1TB Seagate drive, a 74GB WD Raptor and a 640GB WD Black drive.  All drives running on SATA3 connections.
  • RAM - 16GB DDR3-1600 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte
  • GPU - Gigabyte GTX680 2GB Windforce OC version
  • PSU -Corsair AX850 Professional Series
  • CPU Cooler - Corsair H100 hydro series set up in a push/pull configuration with 2 Bit Fenix Spectre Pro blue LED fans.
  • Case - Corsair Obsidian Series 650D w/window
  • Lighting - 2 Bit Fenix Alchemy blue LED light strips, plus one other additional Spectre Pro blue LED fan on the rear of the case for exhaust.
  • ODD - LG H20L Blu-Ray, HD DVD burner (salvaged from previous PC), ASUS DRW-24B1ST DVD burner
  • nGear Card Reader
  • Sound - Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer (salvaged from previous PC)

I'm probably omitting something, but overall I couldn't be more in love with my new toy....just hoping that after I'm done installing all of my software and whatnot that its still a screamer!

 

Regards,

joseywales

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July 2, 2012 - 7:48 am
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Holy Moly!

When you're done with the build just ship that barn burner to me!

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July 2, 2012 - 4:05 pm
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Josey, them sure is some mighty impressive specs mate... WOW!!!

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Dave said
Holy Moly!

When you're done with the build just ship that barn burner to me!

Dave, I'd be afraid of what you'd be capable of with this system, as it's truly freakishly fast.  I'm still just only scratching the surface but have thus far been thoroughly impressed with everything I've thrown at it......all this before even installing a single game!

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Jim Hillier said
Josey, them sure is some mighty impressive specs mate... WOW!!!

Thanks Jim, yeah, it's a pure joy to be treated to such a great new build.  Moments like this for us geeks are few and far between and feel almost sacred....from unboxing components to the first time you hit the power button....pure joy!

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I had similar problems with web pages not loading like this several years back and it turned out to be bad spots on the disk.  A fresh install would fix the issue for a while until you filled it up enough to hit the bad spots - usually after getting everything else loaded.  Then after browsing and the cache filling up it would quit again.

 

I ran several different disk repair utilities (can't think of the one now that fixed the issue but I will eventually 🙂 ) and let it mark the sectors as bad and then they weren't used after that.  It worked fine after that.

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Bill Rhoads

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joseywales said

Dave, I'd be afraid of what you'd be capable of with this system, as it's truly freakishly fast.  I'm still just only scratching the surface but have thus far been thoroughly impressed with everything I've thrown at it......all this before even installing a single game!

You have to love that "new computer smell"!

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