Unable to access a particular web site via FOS
ALarryR
Enthusiast - Level 3

This problem started a week or so ago.  Using different computers (Windows or MAC) I am not able to access the web site www.vibeconference.com which is using IP Address 74.208.213.17 using any of several browsers, Explorer, Firefox, Safari.  In addition, I am not able to ping the url or IP address, I just get timeouts.

All of the above occurs when I use a computer connected to my FIOS Service.  I can access this url just fine using my Cell Phone which uses Verizon Wireless or my wife's using AT&T Wireless

I have tried using OpenDNS's DNS Servers, same problem.  I am baffled by the fact that it only happens with this one web site (that I know of).

I have power cycled my router, checked its settings, no luck.

Any ideas?

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JDoe5
Specialist - Level 1

I do see that I can't access the site directly.  If I use a Proxy I can.

They may be using GeoIP blocking

Contact the site owner and/or 1&1 Internet.

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marc35655
Contributor - Level 1

That site may be blocking a group of IPs due to a previous hacker. Like Dlipman said contact the site admins and confirm.

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ALarryR
Enthusiast - Level 3

Thanks DLipman for the input.  How do I use a proxy to access the site?

Thanks

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ALarryR
Enthusiast - Level 3

OK, I figured out how to use a Free Web Proxy and am able to navigate to the web site.  I am still baffled by what is causing the block but I guess that is the hosting companies issue or some issue between them and Verizon.  I also left my router off overnight so that I would get a different IP address which I did.  So it is not my particular IP address which is getting blocked but probably a range belonging to Verizon.
Larry

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