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Wiggle.co.uk not working/loading

OllyUKOllyUK Posts: 230
edited May 2008 in MTB general
Whenever I try to access wiggle, my browser just freezes up for a few seconds then displays "Firefox can't find the server at wiggle.co.uk" this also happens on Internet explorer and has being doing so for over a week now. My ISP is AOL and I think that could possible have something to do with it.

Is this happening to anyone else, or would anyone be able to hazard a guess as to what is causing this?

Thanks,

Olly

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  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    Works fine for me (Firefox & Virgin B-Band)
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    fine for me with FF.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • OllyUKOllyUK Posts: 230
    If possible could someone with AOL as their ISP try and then report back if it works? I'm pretty sure it isnt a browser problem as it doesnt work on both IE and FF for me.

    Cheers,

    Olly
  • crakercraker Posts: 2,060
    Yup have just ordered some shiny new disk brakes, no probs (FF & Plusnet)
  • OllyUKOllyUK Posts: 230
    The reason I'm keen to get wiggle back is that they should be due to have the Charge spoon's in stock fairly soon. :D
  • OllyUKOllyUK Posts: 230
    Also, could someone please copy and paste the text from this link:

    www.wiggle.co.uk/CustomerServices/AOL.aspx

    I thnk it may have the answer, yet I cant access it :?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    OllyUK wrote:
    Whenever I try to access wiggle, my browser just freezes up for a few seconds then displays "Firefox can't find the server at wiggle.co.uk" this also happens on Internet explorer and has being doing so for over a week now. My ISP is AOL and I think that could possible have something to do with it.

    Is this happening to anyone else, or would anyone be able to hazard a guess as to what is causing this?

    Thanks,

    Olly
    OllyUK, I'm almost certain that your problem is due to AOL. They've been having some issues with their DNS servers recently.
    There is a way to fix it yourself though, and it's pretty easy, But i'll need to know which OS you're running (XP, Vista, OSX, or Linux)
  • OllyUKOllyUK Posts: 230
    I'm running windows XP professional
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    OllyUK wrote:
    I'm running windows XP professional
    Ok, cool. Here's how to get around the problem.

    open control panel, then go to Network Connections.
    Right click on the icon for the one you use to access the internet.

    click on "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)"
    then click on Properties.

    Now, most things will probably be set to obtain adress automatically, this is fine. whatever the case, don't change anything apart from
    "Use the following DNS server adresses"
    in the two boxes, enter the following values

    208.067.220.220
    208.067.222.222

    Then click OK twice.
    This will tell your computer to ignore AOL's faulty DNS servers, and use OpenDNS's servers instead, which are free to use, and very reliable.

    You might have to restart your machine for the changes to take effect.

    hope that helps.

    EDIT:
    Oh, and if you're still unsure, they have a better written walkthrough on their website here
    https://www.opendns.com/start
  • OllyUKOllyUK Posts: 230
    Fantastic, it now works :D

    Cheers,

    Olly
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    No worries, I had the same problem myself a while ago.

    I called their tech department to tell them about some problems in their servers, and all I got was
    "I'm sorry sir, what router are you using"

    bloody useless tech support! :lol:
    Their connection is excellent though, very fast, and very reliable.
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