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Perplexing problem (specific web address)

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by sdragon, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. sdragon

    sdragon Guest

    Please excuse the alliteration.

    Here is my problem, I hope someone here can help.

    I can connect to the majority of the web through my linksys wrt54gs v6 router, recent firmware updates applied. Everything works very well, except for one minor bug.

    When I try to visit a specific website http://www.thedemonicreich.com I timeout.

    I take the router out of the loop and connect directly to the modem and the site loads just fine. This problem doesn't just affect the http either, ftp to the site also fails (IE no longer considered the culprit).

    If this was a secured site I could almost see it being an issue but it is not. I have tried lowering MTU, triggering various ports, and even doing full resets of the router. Still to no avail I cannot load that particular website with the router attatched. I wouldn't normally make a post about things like this, but I really have tried about everything I can think of...has anyone had a similar problem? And if so...how do I fix it?

  2. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    have you tried a tracert to this website with the router on?
    This may tell you what is happening.
    It is also possible that this website is trying to connect back to your IP, which would be prevented by the router (by the NAT). In that case, I would actually avoid this website. If you really want to connect to it, try placing your computer in DMZ, but I would recommend to have a good firewall on your computer.

    PS: I did not try to connect to that website and would recommend caution to people trying to help.
  3. PeterT

    PeterT Network Guru Member

    I tried; no issues... Looks to be a WoW Guild site.

    Was about to ask if you had any entries in your local hosts file that might be overriding their IP address but see that you can connect fine without the router in place.

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