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The connection has timed out

by mogy55 / February 22, 2008 8:54 PM PST

As of a couple of days ago when i try and connect to certain websites e.g. everytime i try and load the page it will load for a while then say
"The connection has timed out"
it isn't the website thats down because I asked a friend if he could get on and he could, I have read through other threads and couldn't find anything to help.
We have a Netgear router I can't remeber what type but i'll find out if you need it, but also around the same time the websites stoped working our wireless stoped working, you can connect if you cennect with an ethernet cable though.
Any help would be very very helpfull and if you need any more information just ask

Thanks, Chris

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As you read the threads..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 22, 2008 10:43 PM PST

Did you notice that to get help most if not all of them had to supply some details. Not just a paragraph about "it does work."

Please consider the forum members that want to help and start your post with the details so they don't have to ask.


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by mogy55 / February 23, 2008 2:07 AM PST

We have AOL broadband (not sure what speed) and a Netgear DG834G router, I am on windows xp sp2 and use firefox v2.0.0.12.

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question about "connection timed out"
by VPMint / February 23, 2008 4:23 PM PST

Hello Chris
- you will get the message "connection (or page) timed out either when you are on line and the site that you are trying to access is not available -or- when you cannot access the internet from your computer. It sound like you have a wifi connection and not a particular website problem
- If your wireless access is not working, then you will get the message for all sites that you try to access.
- First question, can you access any sites at all. Try and see if you get the timed out message
- If you are able to connect to google, but not some sites, I do not have an easy answer.
- If however you are not able to connect to google through the wireless connection, then you have a wireless problem.
- I recommend unplugging the wireless router, wait 15 seconds and replug it in and also turn off and then back on the computer to see if a reset gets the wireless back. a more complete reset can be had by using a pen or bent paper clip to hold in the reset button on the wifi router for 15 seconds and then boot the computer and see if access is restored.
- Since you are able to access the net through a cable, but not wireless, it sure seems like a wireless access issue.
- If you are running Vista, there are known issues where Vista cannot work with both wireless and cable connection simultaneously.

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by mogy55 / February 23, 2008 8:10 PM PST

Well the "connection has timed out" happens when it is connected through a cable but only on some sites, but the wireless wont work at all it won't show that its there and you cant even connect to it.
I'll try reseting my computer and router and reseting it to factory default and if that doesnt work i have a spare unused router that i can try.

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by mogy55 / February 23, 2008 9:23 PM PST
In reply to: Try

So I have tried reseting the router and computer and that didn't work so I have tried my other router and tried reseting it to factory default and it's fixed the wireless problem but I still get "the connection has timed out" or "Server not found (this one on odd occasions)" I get those messages on both wireless and wired, mac and pc, and its always the same websites but I have found that if I use a web proxy I can connect to the websites that give me the errors

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by zoso59brst / June 26, 2009 5:24 AM PDT
In reply to: ok..

I am having the same problem.. found the proxy work-around as well, changed IPs 3 times.. this is driving me nuts.

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connection problems
by duckydks / March 5, 2010 11:41 PM PST
In reply to: ok...

We've had the same types of problems. Running Windows XP, either Firefox 3.5 or IE7, Comcast, wired router, can connect to other sites. For us, the problem appears to be which antivirus software we're running. Had problems with AVG free and Norton360. MacAfee seems to connect more.

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by emeynig / March 26, 2010 12:49 PM PDT
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