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Can a Router Block Facebook?

by KnitterKnitter / December 16, 2012 4:29 AM PST

I've been unable to access Facebook through my wireless for the past few days. I've tried different laptops and several browsers to no avail.

On Internet Explorer the message says, "Internet Explorer cannot display the website." No problems have been diagnosed.

I think the problem is my connection because I have no problem logging on at the library, so I know it isn't the website.

Facebook is the only site that won't load.

Is it possible that my router has blocked it? If so, what can I do? Turning it off and on hasn't helped.

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Sure but you might be able to fix it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 4:32 AM PST

Did you try the usual Google DNS instead of what the router gets from the ISP?

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Thanks for the response, but I'm confused
by KnitterKnitter / December 16, 2012 4:50 AM PST

I apologize, but I don't know what is a "Google DNS" or "ISP."

Are you asking if I tried to get onto Facebook through Google? If so, yes. I also tried typing in the web address and clicking on old links from my History folder.

It's that's not what you're asking, I'm sorry for the tangent. I'm not familiar with technical terms.

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Yes, it's technical.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 4:59 AM PST

If you use google, type in Google DNS to learn about that.

It's something I can set in my router to use instead of what the ISP offers.
There is no step by step for such just in case you might ask.

Some folk find changing the router or DSL modem to fix it. In my opinion that points to setting issues such as the DNS.

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Which one will you choice from Huawei E5756 and Huawei E587?
by 4glteway / December 16, 2012 3:26 PM PST

Many people know Huawei E5756 and Huawei E587, then there comes a question; they do not know which one should they choice from Huawei E5756 and Huawei E587?
I also want to know what is difference between them .

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Don't buy ..
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 3:57 PM PST

at a shop where the sales person isn't able to tell you the difference between two different devices. How can you expect good service and support from them if you need it?


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Bad support from your first encounter.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 17, 2012 12:07 AM PST

If the sellers and makers don't answer this question, imagine if you needed support later.

You were given the sign that you should not consider this product and seller.

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