Thursday, October 21, 2010

Question for you techies....

I'd like to think I'm pretty knowledgeable with computers, not as some, but above average at least. The other day one of my rainmeter plugins messed up, or I thought it did. Then when I went to the website that it links to (ventrilo.com) it came up as a time out error. So I was like ok Ventrilo's website is down. Waited a day same thing. Then decided to go through both a VPN and a proxy, and what do you know Ventrilo came up.

What would be causing my IP from, well blocking my system, I don't have a router up so I really can't do any DNS tweaking, nor do I have an MTU tweaks going on.

My firewall and AV are off so no conflicts there. Any ideas from other geeks?

26 comments:

  1. have you tried
    http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/
    ?

    apart from that, i have no idea whatsoever...

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  2. Sounds like it has something to do with rainmeter maybe. Just my way of thinking.

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  3. @Richie - Yea I tried that, it was just me lol
    @Rezden - Right now I have that funstion of rainmeter off. But when it was on it showed up just fine under the VPN.

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  4. Just try an reset your router/modem, tends to happen to certain websites all the time depending on traffic, and usage.

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  5. @Shugo, that was one of my first things I did.

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  6. I'm not sure, but just don't go to Geek Squad

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  7. I only go to the Geek Squad counter to tell people what their problems are with the system and how to fix it themselves....I've gotten kicked out of BB's for doing that lol.

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  8. Im not sure dude, never messed with rainmeter before (I kinda want to though, Ive seen some pretty awesome designs for desktops) I hope you find the solution soon.

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  9. Ummm reinstall Rainmeter plugin? :D

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  10. @River - I don't think it's rainmeter issue, it can't be since all it does is pull the server status from ventrilo.com and post it to my desktop.

    @Savage - Actually when this problem first started, I decided to do a fresh install of W7, and I tried before I reinstalled rainmeter.

    Remember people it works with a VPN! when I set my system up to go through the VPN, the rainmeter plugin works perfectly.

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  11. I am sorry, but I lack the knowledge to help you...

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  12. Have you tried the reset button? Haha

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  13. re-install windows! or get linux.

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  14. Do not delete system32 and you'll be fine :D

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  15. Wish I could help, hope you figure it out

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  16. @Dan - same issues on my Backtrak Linux Distro

    @Mez - I think that might work let me try i....

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  17. this sounds way too complicated for my computer knowledge :( if it's gaming then that's another story 8D sorry Willow.

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  18. I don't think I can help with that one.

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  19. clear your cahce, restart your computer, check your host file to see if its blcoking it? thats what id try at least

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  20. I'm not techy enough to help with this

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  21. I've never used ventrilo or rainmeter so I'm not exactly sure what could be causing it. My suggestion is check out the rainmeter forums and see if anyone else is having the problem. If not you could email rainmeter/ventrilo staff about it and see what they have to say. Good luck man.

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  22. It is not just you. I use the same applet for rainmeter, and it stopped working a few weeks ago (right when yours did). I checked into it, and I can't access the ventrilo site, though I can get on typefrag.com. They have an web applet that pulls the status the same way as the ventrilo one (same people, typefrag owns ventrilo), but I tried inserting that url with no success.

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