Same problem - can't load FB

By dianna1975
Oct 25, 2013
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  1. Having a similar problem as the previous poster (http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/I-cant-access-facebook-or-google.197179/). In my case, it is simply Facebook that will not load.

    I have searched a bunch of online forums and have tried a couple of the fixes that were thrown out there (editing the hosts file, making sure running VP6, etc).

    None have seemed to work. It doesn't load on any of the machines (I'm at work), and it's the same for all browsers (FF, IE, Chrome).

    I pinged FB and got the following IP: 31.13.71.17 (just on my computer)
    and the DNS server is 192.168.1.1

    I'm using Windows 8.1 right now.

    I'm not super tech savvy, but I'm smart. It seems the common thing is the modem we are all connected to, but I haven't the foggiest idea where to go from there.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,073   +219

    If you're trying to do such at work, its highly likely they have it blocked for obvious reasons.
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,381   +607

    ^-- This.

    What's the error message on your browser?
  4. TheDreams

    TheDreams TechSpot Booster Posts: 467   +43

    Also, you did not need to create another thread and basically repost the thread you mentioned above. My intentions are not harsh in nature but you could have simply commented that you have the same problem(with your details added) and have someone help you there or wait for a solution on the current thread, instead of clogging up the forums page. But whatever floats your boat, I guess.
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,382   +205

    The Dreams, I know you mean well but dianna did not create another thread although she should have. I moved dianna's post out of the above linked to thread in the first place because we actually prefer to have separate threads for different individuals. Talking to two different members within the same thread creates confusion and is not fair to the original poster.
    learninmypc likes this.
  6. dianna1975

    dianna1975 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    First, I did start a new thread, because whenever anyone posts "hey, I have the same problem" in another thread, people say "you really should have started a new thread".

    Anyway... the irritating part of the problem is that this was no way it was intentionally blocked. Sorry to just now be throwing this info in there -- I work in a small office as a part of a catering company - no dedicated IT department of any kind. I'm the only person in that office with half a brain for technology....
    We run several FB business pages for my boss's various restaurant and catering businesses, so there would never even be a need to block - we post updates to FB & Twitter all day to those pages.

    I am out of the office today but will post what the error message is tomorrow.
  7. TheDreams

    TheDreams TechSpot Booster Posts: 467   +43

    Alright my bad.
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,073   +219

    Just out of curiosity, are any of the computers at work laptops? If so, is there a chance it could be taken home by you to see if it works there? :) Just a thought.


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