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Contributor smalls102k7
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I have a bunch of files uploaded on mediafire for work, but when I go home, all of the computers in my house will not load mediafire.com. I have tried it on my neighbors computers and it works fine. Is there a way that fios is blocking the site from working in my house? I need to be able to do work at home. It was working perfectly fine til about 2 weeks ago.

 

I have 2 Windows 7 PC's, 1 WIndows 8, 1 XP, and 1 Mac. All with different antivirus and firewall programs/settings.

 

Thanks for any help.

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I have a feeling this is a bad route, bogon issue vs a DNS issue.

If you can access your router, do the following, and you'll hopefully be working in 5 minutes.

Actiontec MI424-WR - RELEASE DHCP
Click on MY NETWORK icon at the top.
Select NETWORK CONNECTIONS from the menu on the left.
Select BROADBAND CONNECTION (coax or ethernet) depending on your connection to the ONT.
Click SETTINGS
Click RELEASE
Click APPLY
Disconnect the router immediately to prevent it from re-requesting a DHCP lease ---- wait 5 minutes, and turn it all back on and try again
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It has mostly to do with the buying of IP address ranges by ISPs as they add new customers. A range could be used by some bad guys and thus get added to the filters. Then a legitimate ISP buys the range to use for their customers, but the filters don't get updated for a long time, so until they do those sites using the outdated filters become inaccessable. I have had this happen maybe a dozen times over the years, getting a new IP address from the ISP has always fixed the problem - and really, the easiest way to for the IP address update is to just turn off the router for a while, could take 1 minute, 5 minutes, up to hours to get a new one not in the blocked range.

The filter problem can occur at the actual inaccessible website, or at any routers along the path from you to the site. Eventually the problem will go away as the filters get updated, but unfortunately that can take a long time, some sites are not very diligent about updating their filters.

Just part of life on the internet....

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