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We've had about five Comcast (and only Comcast) subscribers report this issue over the past year or so -- no other ISP has been affected, far as I know. I'm pretty sure it's either a Comcast DNS issue or one with the users' router firewall, though I cannot be sure. I've sent email to Comcast about this but because I am not a subscriber of that ISP they pretty much scoff in my general direction. If you are seeing this issue please let Comcast know about it, and be sure to mention that nwprr.net is URL forwarded to nwprrhs.ning.com, where Ning provides the platform for our network. The more people that report the issue, the better the chance we'll get a resolution. Regards,
Well. Changed my DNS to another account I have, and this seems to work just fine.
Possible Firefox access solution follows. I was alerted to this problem by my grandson. First, the issue does not appear to be comcast-related, as I had Comcast friends and relatives successfully connect. I'm not a techie, but it seemed to me if only some people were having the problem, who happened to be Comcast customers, that didn't mean it was a Comcast issue, but possibly internet settings-related. I unchecked the box for "block reported attack sites" and was able to find the site and ask to join. However, after the approval email came in, and I tried to again reach the site, Firefox said "cannot find server". So, I went to the "history" list and clicked on the button for the successful access I had. That's an odd path but it worked. I have not yet found any custom adjustments to IE internet security that work. I'm a PC user. I suggested to my grandson member that he and his mother find out how to fiddle with the Mac settings. No word yet. Good luck to all.
I updated this on my mac. As of now the site is loading, but we'll see how it goes... It seems to be a sporadic problem, so hard to diagnose.
I'm still having trouble connecting to this site.
Sounds like a Comcast issue then. My ISP is Suddenlink, and they have issues sometimes, but clearly not as much as Comcast does.
Zachary M. Toler
My Mac-user G'dtr could not access the site here at our Comcast-connected home, even while I was able to connect by clicking on a link in the history list (Firefox). I successfully pinged it and subsequently read a post on Ning (the host) that perhaps points to some issues pertaining to Ning's change of IP addresses not so long ago. There may be some glitch in required (or auto) changes made when that address changed. The post is titled "Important Change for Domain-Mapped Ning Networks". http://creators.ning.com/forum/topics/important-change-for-domain-m... Maybe someone with tech skills should look at that angle.