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Wiggle

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Gerry Attrick, 7 May 2008.

  1. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    I've been trying to get on to Wiggle's site for a few days now but it is unavailable. Anyone any idea as to what's going on?
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I've just tried and it's fine.
     
  3. dodgy

    dodgy Veteran

    Location:
    Wirral
    Working fine here. What happens when you try to get there? Timeout, 404?

    Dave.
     
  4. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    It's fine for me as well. In fact I've been trying to get off it before my credit card goes into meltdown xx(
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    I just get the standard Google unable to locate server message.
     
  6. dodgy

    dodgy Veteran

    Location:
    Wirral
    Why would Google tell you that? Do you have the Google toolbar installed?

    Dave.
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Who is your ISP ?

    AOL didn't access Wiggle, so I manually configured my routers to point to Open DNS's servers. (www.opendns.org)

    It can be a problem with your providers DNS servers (i.e. the ones that convert the name to the internet IP address) - sometimes it's not been cached (stored) properly. Open DNS is a free site / service - you just change a couple of settings either on your router or on your internet settings - the site tells you.
     
  8. dodgy

    dodgy Veteran

    Location:
    Wirral
  9. OP
    OP
    Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Yep I'm with AOL. The message I get is from my browsers (IE and Firefox) which both say they cannot locate the server. I get the same problem with one other non-cycling site I use, so it could be an ISP problem. I'll look at your suggestion, thanks.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Thanks Dodgy. I can get on to the site using your link but no pictures load.
     
  11. dodgy

    dodgy Veteran

    Location:
    Wirral
    Then it's definitely a DNS issue with your ISP. You could follow the advice from fossyant and manually configure your DNS settings to use opendns instead. If you decide to do that, here is OpenDns's IP - http://208.67.219.99

    Cheers,
    Dave.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Thanks guys. I'm going down the open DNS route. I vaguely remember a thread on this forum some weeks ago that mentioned an issue between AOL and Wiggle, but I didn't fully understand it, and as I've never until now, had the need to contact Wiggle I wasn't concerned.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Just reconfigured my computer through Opendns and what do you know......I can get on to Wiggle and the other non-cycling site referred to above. Thanks Fossyant and the others. Looks like I've got a bit of reading to do at Opendns.
     
  14. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I've just left my router pointing at Open DNS and all the connection problems I was having with AOL back in Feb/March have now gone - been 100% fine and no trouble.

    OpenDNS just basically cashes the net nemes / everything like your ISP, but you can restrict the net access if you set up a user account - like no dodgy sites etc.
     
  15. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    AOL is the utter spawn of the devil, I have no idea how they dare pretend to be an ISP let alone why people use them