Problems tonight

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Problems tonight

Post by Makinamess »

Well, I have had to reboot my laptop about 10 times tonight, cos I keep getting this error message:-

The connection has timed out

The server at is taking too long to respond.

* The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
* If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
* If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

Is it my lappie, my internet connection, Brainformation or the general internetty thingy ?

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Post by bea »

i think it is here. i keep getting a page not displayed error but if i refresh then its ok
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Post by Damsel »

I had problems earlier today, too.

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Post by Yogi »

Access to Brainformation did seem a little slow for a few hours today. I never got the "cannot connect" error message because it wasn't that slow. But yes indeed, the server performance was not at it's peak today.

I'm pretty sure there is a setting in your browser preferences that determines how long your browser will wait before it thinks the connection has failed. You can up that time a little if you keep getting a lot of false error messages.
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