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Some web sites don't come up until I reload the page?

Some web sites don't come up until I reload the page?

I have a problem with some web sites where the first time I hit the site, the web browser says "connecting" and then it will time out. If I hit the site again, it will load just fine. If I browse around the site, it will work fine as long as I keep browsing, but if I wait a while, it will time out again. Qwest was no help with this - they sent me a new modem, which made no difference. Most sites work fine, but one of my favorite sites doesn't - it is a forum site, so I often will type a message and then have the site time out... seems like it only stays alive for a minute or so, and then my computer loses track of it.

Asked by: Guest | Views: 48
Total answers/comments: 2
Guest [Entry]

"Your ISP may be having some DNS issues... What could be happening is when your browser makes a DNS (Domain name) request to the OS for the remote servers' IP address, and the browser's request is timing out before it gets a response. But when you hit reload, the DNS entry is there because while your browser timed out, the OS's DNS request didn't... or maybe the 2nd time it goes faster because the ISP DNS servers had it in cache.

Try setting your DNS to google's DNS servers or OpenDNS."
Guest [Entry]

"I had the exact problem this week, it turned out it was caused when I enabled DHT and PEX on my BitTorrent client (Transmission). It seems that this led to my network being flooded with external requests.

You could maybe try looking at the logs on your modem and seeing what the volume of incoming requests is like.

You could also look at the firewall settings (if you have one) and try disabling all incoming requests."