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Not sure if its my phone or the site

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Few times in the past few hour when I have tried viewing mumsnet a message has come up saying Cannot load page. Technical difficulties and something about a server and DNS.

I copied what it said but it wont allow me to paste it

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Error: Cannot find server or DNS error

Got it. That's what it saying ^^

NetworkGuy Sat 05-Jan-13 21:36:20

That's most likely a connection problem between you and ISP, or possibly DNS systems at your ISP, unles MNHQ can confirm some server problems...

If you are using a laptop or desktop there may be a way around it (but means messing with network settings on system, so that instead of using your home router, or ISP network servers {which are most commonly used}, you can use other DNS machines on the internet, eg from Google, or, or - these last two belong to OpenDNS, which has the added benefit of blocking many porn sites, so can help limit accidental access by a child).

NetworkGuy Sat 05-Jan-13 21:37:22

If you are not using a laptop or desktop, but a mobile phone or a tablet, it may still be possible, by modifying settings in your router, but probably not for the feint hearted!

I do not understand anything you have wrote grin

I'm not very good with technology. All ai know is my phone uses Internet Explorer

NetworkGuy Sat 05-Jan-13 22:16:26

AH, well that's a start. If the problem has gone away, best not dabble !

As you are posting, I really think the problem has gone away smile

Happy New Year

Thank you. It does it now and again.

Happy new year.

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