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Old 08-10-2011, 08:14 PM   #1
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I am starting to have an issue with Facebook. I will be on the page then try to post a comment. It refuses. When I try to reload the page, it redirects to Wikimedia.

Because I have the WRT160N Router by Cisco, I tried the fix listed on this forum, but it does not work:

WRT160N V3 has serioius DNS issues - Cisco Home Community

My husband is not having the issues that I currently am having for some reason. I have run MalwareBytes and Avast! (both updated to latest version). I am using a wireless connection, just like my husband is. The one difference between his computer and mine is that I have to set up a static IP for my computer. It doesn't allow the router to automatically assign one.

Is there anyone that might be able to point me to another fix? I am using Windows XP Service Pack 3

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Old 08-11-2011, 09:04 AM   #2
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Have you tried clearing your cache/cookies in the browser?

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Yep. I use CCleaner to get rid of all the junk, including the Facebook cookies. It is a WONDERFUL program to clear cache from the browser, java, flash, and other programs.
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Have you tried power cycling the device?
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mskanse - I do not recommend Ccleaner, clearing cache, cookies if those are what you call junk that's ok, but do not use it to fix registry. Have a read here:
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Yep. I use CCleaner to get rid of all the junk, including the Facebook cookies. It is a WONDERFUL program to clear cache from the browser, java, flash, and other programs.
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mskanse, try this: Open a command prompt - click the Start button, go to Programs, Accessories, and right click on Command Prompt. Select Run as administrator.

At the prompt, type ipconfig /flushdns and hit enter

Next, type (or paste) netsh interface ip delete arpcache

Try the webpage again.

I agree 110% with 2xg about using registry cleaners, but the using just the basic temporary files, cookies options with CCleaner is ok. Just know what you're removing or don't remove it.
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Already tried the "flushdns" command. I will try the second part when I get the problem again (it is sporadic).

I have cycled our router a few times, so that hasn't helped.

CCleaner is used to clear out the different cache folders on my computer. I almost never delete programs on my computer, so the registry cleaner never really pulls up anything.

I used to use Hijack This to scan my computer, but never found much of a use for it after all. I consider myself to be a little bit of a techie...I used to do tech support for a printer company (including networking support).

Thanks for your help....I will keep this updated if I still have the issue. It seems to happen when I have been logged into FB for a long time.

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