Same as everyone, facebook timing out

By ginny
Dec 16, 2012
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  1. I have been having the facebook issue for 3 days of it not loading, timing out.

    I am able to access on on my phone, it is not connected to my wifi.

    I have read the replies given and I have to be honest, I have no idea how to do the things suggested.

    I did try ping ing. I guess I wasn't doing it correctly because what it told me was that "pingwww.facebook.com is not recognized as an internal or external command"

    I was not sure who to ping but what I understood was to try to load facebook then open the command box and ping.

    Any help for a grandmom who is not tech or tech term savy?

    I wondered though why it seems to be a fix on peoples computers? It seems to me its a facebook thing, since that is suddenly the only page we cant load. I have several friends experiencing the same issue and they all started, as best we can tell, within the last few days.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,283   +281

    get the command prompt and enter ping www.facebook.com (note the <space> before www)

    Those with JAVA plugins seem to be more affected that others without - - in the browser, disable JAVA


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