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Timing out connection on one particular website

By davbell22602
Jan 8, 2011
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  1. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    That's pretty odd, for it's worth I was able to hit both links without any problem.
     
  2. davbell22602

    davbell22602 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 61

    Its doesnt happen when I first go to the site. It happens after I been on the and reading threads/topics for awhile. I'm also using firebox cause IE is too slow.
     
  3. Lycant

    Lycant TS Rookie

    I get he same problem when I click those links.I stay like 45+ seconds till the page loads.Maybe the problem is with the site's servers.
     
  4. davbell22602

    davbell22602 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 61

    They also told me it could be my norton security suite.
     
  5. Lycant

    Lycant TS Rookie

    I suggest you to change Norton to a better antivirus like Avira.I had a lot of problems with Norton 1-2 years ago!
     
  6. davbell22602

    davbell22602 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 61

    Cant afford to change. I get it free with comcast internet service.
     
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Avira has a free version too. FWIW, I had a problem clicking on certain links, although not the same as yours, and it turned out to be an issue with my anti-virus Kaspersky. In my case clicking some links brought me to a blank page. After I switched to free Avira, that problem went away. That said, it could have been a firewall problem but since Kaspersky was also my firewall, the problem is gone in any case.
     
  8. davbell22602

    davbell22602 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 61

    I'm still having this problem. How good is Avira? Where do I go to get the free one?
     
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

  10. davbell22602

    davbell22602 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 61

    Is it just a anti-virus or security suite?
     
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    It's just an anti-virus.
     
  12. davbell22602

    davbell22602 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 61

    I need a good security suite. I guess I'll stick with norton for now.
     
  13. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    Personally, I prefer individual components.
    The idea is that with one primary function, the software is built to serve that need, which tends to make it lean-n-mean. Tigher, well single use code, imo will do a better job in general.

    Single components will also be easier to maintain and if necessary to replace.

    A suite easily gets bloated - - Norton is an example.
    Just my $0.02 - - -
     
  14. davbell22602

    davbell22602 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 61

    What individual components do recommend then besides the avira antivirus.
     
  15. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    You'll get multiple responses on that.

    I'm running Avast! as the A/V and Sunbelt Personal Firewall.
    I've also used AVG and Comodo with success.

    Many recommend Eset NOD32 also.
     
  16. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +107

    I was able to access your two ford truck forum sites without issues. I've seen this issue prior with wireless routers I test out. Some of them don't have good working DNS. Which brand of router are you using? Have you updated the firmware? Even if you update the firmware it still might do the same thing. I had one brand that was blocking Techspot. I could access techspot but when I go to post a reply I would get a timeout. Replacing the defective router solved my issue. Or in my case I use a different brand. Even if I use techspot IP address into the router firewall it still blocked this site, but not at once.
     
  17. davbell22602

    davbell22602 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 61

    There's 3 wireless and 1 wired computer in the house. Its a new linksys wireless router bought back in December of 2010. I'm the only the one who's having this problem in the house. All 3 wireless computers have norton security and the other has that rapscity. But I never tried getting on the ford site from the other 2 wireless computers.

    Are any of those free?
     
  18. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    AVG, Avast! & Comodo FW are; not sure on Eset
     
  19. davbell22602

    davbell22602 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 61

    Where do I go to get them?
     
  20. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    can u google :eek:
     
  21. davbell22602

    davbell22602 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 61

    i wouldn't be here if i google everything.
     
  22. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    sorry; fresh out of facial tissue . . .
     
  23. davbell22602

    davbell22602 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 61

    ok, I disabled the firewall on norton and downloaded/installed the comodo firewall. Still having the same problem when doing that.

    Also having problems with this site also.

    www.gmsquarebody.com
     

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