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Chrome access to Netweather forum

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Anybody any ideas why I am seeing this on one of my PC's, I have reloaded Chrome and still experience this problem.

Scenario

Select Netweather site and then select community and then a forum.

Browser goes off spins for a while and returns the following:

Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to forum.netweather.tv

Try reloading: forum.­netweather.­tv/­forum/­1-­weather-­discussion-­and-­chat/­

Additional suggestions:

  • Access a cached copy of forum.­netweather.­tv/­forum/­1-­weather-­discussion-­and-­chat/­
  • Go to netweather.­tv
  • Search on Google:

Select the URL and it reloads perfect.

It is browser specific that I do know but I cant work out why it takes two attempts to view the forum.

And even more odd if I visit sites running the same forum software it works fine.

It is pure forum related.

Ideas?

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Clear your cache and cookies & you should be up and running again. Failing that, a complete re-installation of the browser will sort it. :)

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Chrome can sometimes cache old dns entries which means when a server is changed on a website it keeps going to the old one, trying going to the page below (copy and paste it into the address bar and hit enter) and clicking the clear host cache button

chrome://net-internals/#dns

I'd also clear your browser cache as it can store copies of pages etc for faster access, and may be doing something odd.

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Thanks have tried both the to no avail.

I have found that when I access the forum and jump between threads there's no problem, If I select a thread and then watch a video clip in that that thread, for a couple of minutes, stop the video and select to go back to the forum main page it times out again, click the link it shows again it works and takes me to the page.Seems like something times out and looses the plot.

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Have you got any addons on the browser? If so try disabling them 1 by 1 to see if it makes a difference. Its definitely not giving me any problems in chrome.

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  • Interesting further tests with chrome internals do show the following:

Result Experiment Error Time (ms)

FAIL Fetch http://forum.netweat...

  • Don't use any proxy ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT (-118) 21158

PASS

Fetch http://forum.netweat...

  • Use Firefox's proxy settings

499 PASS

Fetch http://forum.netweat...

  • Auto-detect proxy settings

3452 PASS

Fetch http://forum.netweat...

  • Don't use any proxy
  • Disable IPv6 host resolving

504 PASS

Fetch http://forum.netweat...

  • Use system proxy settings
  • Disable IPv6 host resolving

3940 PASS

Fetch http://forum.netweat...

  • Use Firefox's proxy settings
  • Disable IPv6 host resolving

463 PASS

Fetch http://forum.netweat...

  • Auto-detect proxy settings
  • Disable IPv6 host resolving

3083 PASS

Fetch http://forum.netweat...

  • Don't use any proxy
  • Probe for IPv6 host resolving

442 PASS

Fetch http://forum.netweat...

  • Use system proxy settings
  • Probe for IPv6 host resolving

3146 PASS

Fetch http://forum.netweat...

  • Use Firefox's proxy settings
  • Probe for IPv6 host resolving

505 PASS

Fetch http://forum.netweat...

  • Auto-detect proxy settings
  • Probe for IPv6 host resolving

3077

That's exactly what I see the first it fails and then using the same info it passes, this is really strange.

The first access times out and then subsequent access pass everytime, (for a while) then it's back to failure again.

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AHA finally, found some info, it is a known chrome bug!

From a chrome user forum

This is a well documented and unfixed bug, which can be caused by various combinations of Chrome & add-ons. Seems to have been around for about a year and Google cant seem to effect a cure.

Probably time to ditch and return to the dogs of browsers, oh well.

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Out of interest which antivirus are you using?

Some can occasionally cause collisions like this with certain browsers.

It might also be worth finding out what your internet providers DNS servers addresses are and entering them in to Chrome manually so it goes to them automatically rather than searching for new ones.

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Out of interest which antivirus are you using?

Some can occasionally cause collisions like this with certain browsers.

It might also be worth finding out what your internet providers DNS servers addresses are and entering them in to Chrome manually so it goes to them automatically rather than searching for new ones.

I'm using Norton 360 and BT as a provider, so I need to go hunting to see if I can locate some DNS servers within BT, hmm.

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Just change to use the google dns - 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 :)

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Another thing they did was an update a few weeks ago that causes everything to slowly grind to a halt and it looks like its something to do with its inbuilt version of flash. Again, it is a known bug that they're still playing with. The solution is to turn off the inbuilt player and download the stand alone flash player. It's unlikely to be a problem unless you are on sites that are heavy flash users, eg multiple banners but it does build up over time regardless of if you close the browser and reopen it. You have to reboot the machine.

Hope this helps.

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