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    Resolved [RESOLVED] Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    Hi.
    I can connect at work but I cannot open the website from home.
    Athens, Greece.

    I get a server not found.It's like there is no forum at all.

    Have you fire walled anything?
    thanks.
    Slow as hell.

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    Re: Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    What's your home IP?

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    Re: Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    Did this just start and have you made any type of change on your end? (different browser, ISP, router etc)

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    Re: Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    Hi.
    @Brad
    I do not have my home IP at work but is also DHCP, I cannot post it when I get home because I cannot connect to the website from home.
    If you want it then I can make a note and write it down and post if from work tomorrow or you can send me an email and reply there.

    @Steve
    This was going on for about a week or so but I was on Xmas vacations and i thought that it was a generic issue, so when i went to the office, I saw that I can connect from there and not from home. The only difference is that i' bought a new model about a month or so but the site was working fine till recently.

    Thanks.
    Slow as hell.

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    Re: Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    Hi.
    Seems that I can connect now.
    So...
    Slow as hell.

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    Re: Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    Quote Originally Posted by sapator View Post
    Hi.
    Seems that I can connect now.
    So...
    I'd like to say that we put all our resources into fixing the issue, and we're glad to see our efforts resolved the problem.....

    but, I'm guessing something on your side changed.

    Regardless, if everything is now working, we'll call this closed!

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    Re: [RESOLVED] Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    Again I couldn't connect yesterday from home.
    Will try again today...
    Slow as hell.

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    Re: [RESOLVED] Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    And now I can connect.
    This is strange.
    It's one off one on.
    Slow as hell.

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    Re: [RESOLVED] Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    i do have the same here (Central Europe). The host Name does resolve to an IP but a ping Fails with the ISP i use at home. i did a Tracert and it failed somewhere in the US. i can post Details of the route if required. if i try with my phone (and disabling WLAN so that it is using ist own ISP) it usually does work.

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    Re: [RESOLVED] Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    interesting - i have exactly the same problem since months (in Austria).
    i thought itīs just me, but now i found this thread.
    Sometimes it works after restarting the router, but very seldom.
    I have never seen this problems with other sites, there must be something specific.
    I can connect by VPN to my work and verify that itīs working from there - but not from home. If IP/tracert details help, i will copy them from home.

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    Re: [RESOLVED] Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    Sorry to bump this old thread, but I'm located in the same country as the OP (Greece) and having the exact same problem. I can connect from work through a much slower connection (1Mbps) as opposed to home (~10Mbps). I use the same ISP at home/work and I can only connect from home through a proxy.
    In a similar thread it was suggested to visit a couple of other sites hosted in the same server as vbforums and I can't reach those either (from home only).

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    Re: [RESOLVED] Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    Hey, what is your provider?
    I have forthnet (pou na min esonopoulopoulos) and I get this problem sometimes. Do you have another provider and how constant is it? Also I'm in Athens center.
    For example two days ago I couldn't connect but yesterday I was able to connect (or was it three days ago, i forget).
    At work we have multiple providers so I'm not sure if on a connection timeout we get redirected but i do not seem to have that issue.Not sure if it is location specific or provider specific.
    The symptom is not very constant now at home, in contrast on when it first started, about a year ago. I think I can connect 9 out of 10 times now but a year ago it way the opposite, I could connect 1 out of 10 times.
    Last edited by sapator; Dec 15th, 2017 at 09:39 AM.
    Slow as hell.

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    Re: [RESOLVED] Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    Hey man!
    My provider is OTE and i live in northern Greece, so I don't think its either the provider or location which is at fault here.
    The last couple of days I tried connecting from home without a proxy, and 1 out of 3 times I was able to browse the forums, albeit slow as hell!
    I can't figure out what's going on, but I don't see any mod responding so it seems we're on our own

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    Re: [RESOLVED] Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    The problem is somewhere between your ISP and our server... When you use the proxy, you're bypassing the trouble shot... There's nothing we can do from our end.

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    Re: [RESOLVED] Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    Thanks for the reply Steve! Since my previous post I can actually reach the site each and every time without a problem. I don't know what could have changed since then, but I forgot to mention that i had previously tried to enter the IP address directly and it wouldn't connect either. At least with other servers, this gets you directly to the site or at worst to a server info page. This doesn't happen with vbforums, you get a completely blank page.

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    Re: [RESOLVED] Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    Again yesterday I was not able to connect.
    The only change I can see is that since I have DHCP from my provider, the day before yesterday I was able to connect, then yesterday the DHCP address changed an I was not able to connect. Will see today.
    I hope you do not block addresses from this provider as it is the second biggest in Greece.
    Slow as hell.

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    Re: [RESOLVED] Cannot connect to vbforums at home.

    Aaaaand today it connect.
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    Slow as hell.

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