Facebook keeps timing out

By Braincrusher ยท 5 replies
Dec 11, 2012
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  1. Facebook page keeps timing out Ive tried everything from restarting my computer
    running virus scans, ive pinged facebook and got these results
    Pinging www.facebook.com [] with 32 bytes of date:
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.

    Ping statistics for
    Packets sent = 4, recieved = 0 lost =4 (100% loss).

    Any help with this issue will be greatly appreciated...first time in these forums so I didnt know where to post this.

    Additional info: facebook is the only site not working but it works on proxy sites...ive set it in my host file before and it was working for a long time its only today it started timing out so I dont think its redirecting...
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,123   +982

    Try this TRACERT
    the last line should be the facebook ip (
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,123   +982

    We should understand that a webserver (www.domainName.com) is NOT required to respond to the PING protocol.
    PING is very different than opening port 80 (aka the webserver port) on the appropriate IP address.

    Secondly, yes you can add www.facebook.com to your hosts file, but in general, that is not recommended, because that stops the secondary website from taking over if the primary is down.

    And while were on the issues of DNS, if your system can't provide you this:
    C:\Users\Jeff>nslookup www.facebook.com.
    Server:  <your dns value>
    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name:    star.c10r.facebook.com
    Aliases:  www.facebook.com
    then the browser will fail.

    DNS servers do fail from time-to-time, which is why we always provide two settings.
    Braincrusher likes this.
  4. Braincrusher

    Braincrusher TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Bro...Got it Working
  5. Peryll Bonn

    Peryll Bonn TS Rookie

    Hi. I'm experiencing this trouble wherein the IP address of facebook is not the same. It comes back to me as

    C:\Users\Admin>nslookup www.facebook.com
    Server: _______________

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: star-mini.c10r.facebook.com
    Addresses: 2a03:2880:f102:83:face:b00c:0:25de
    Aliases: www.facebook.com
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,123   +982

    Those are good values as you are not located in California.

    do you reach ?

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