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    I'm not able to access rapidshare.com since the past 2-3 days. I took the connection on 11th Dec 2008. I was working fine until 2-3 days ago. Now I just can't access rapidshare.com or download anything from it.

    Does airtel have the right to block any website?

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    Although I am not an Airtel user, I do not think that Airtel is blocking RS or any other site.
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    It happend just 2-3 days ago. It was fine before that. I don't know if its because of those mediterranean cable cuts or anything like that. It works when I use a proxy site like hidemyass.com

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    airtel can block any website but they really don't do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tristam View Post
    I'm not able to access rapidshare.com since the past 2-3 days. I took the connection on 11th Dec 2008. I was working fine until 2-3 days ago. Now I just can't access rapidshare.com or download anything from it.

    Does airtel have the right to block any website?
    I use Airtel Broadband and I am able to access rapidshare.com without a problem , as a matter of fact I download from hacked premium accounts almost every day . Check this screenshot from today , if your talking about slowness , yes since about 3 to 4 days browsing rapidshare.com and other websites have been slow due to the cable cut mentioned in an earlier post on this forum . Also I dont think any ISP has the right to block any website unless the Govt or any ISP governing body asks them to do so , and if they do block any website then the media will make a frenzy out of it in a matter of hours !!!

    Screenshot :
    http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/9...workingxa4.png
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakemake123456 View Post
    I use Airtel Broadband and I am able to access rapidshare.com without a problem , as a matter of fact I download from hacked premium accounts almost every day . Check this screenshot from today , if your talking about slowness , yes since about 3 to 4 days browsing rapidshare.com and other websites have been slow due to the cable cut mentioned in an earlier post on this forum . Also I dont think any ISP has the right to block any website unless the Govt or any ISP governing body asks them to do so , and if they do block any website then the media will make a frenzy out of it in a matter of hours !!!

    even I m also facing the same problem about Rapid share, Even i can't open the above imageshack link..........pls help

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    Quote Originally Posted by sibu007 View Post
    even I m also facing the same problem about Rapid share, Even i can't open the above imageshack link..........pls help
    These are my DNS settings , check to see if it helps

    Preferred DNS Server = 59.144.127.16
    Alternate DNS Server = 59.144.127.17

    Start>Settings>Control Panel>Network Connections > Local Areal Connection> Right click , select properties > Highlight " Internet Protocol TCP / IP " Click the Properties button , make a note of your Preferred & Alternate DNS somewhere or just take a screenshot and save it to your desktop , change it to the one mentioned above .

    Again right click the Local Area Connection icon and click Repair .

    I hope this helps . Try the Open DNS servers .

    I am sure that Airtel is not blocking anything , maybe the DNS server for your area / city has an issue , but I still feel it has to do with the cable cut thingi .

    As a matter of fact , browsing for me is slow as well , I have to keep refreshing the page 2 or 3 times to get to it , even Google takes time to open every now and then , sometimes it will fix itself sometimes it will start acting up again , I doubt that the DNS server change will make any difference . I contacted Airtel CC and asked them to transfer me to their Tech Support guys , they said that tentatively it should be fixed by the 31st of Dec .

    I hope this helps .

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    I can't open rapidshare and I can't even open the image shack link above. I've changed the DNS settings to the ones above.

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    But my internet speeds are about the same and my downloads are going at the same rate as earlier.

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    Try switching to opendns
    208.67.222.222
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    nothing is working, the same problem with rapidshare continued

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    Doesn't help it's still the same.

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    its working very fast for me now...

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    Internet is working fine for me and speeds are good.But certain things are not working.

    I am having problems with rapdishare,imageshack and AdBlock Plus(Firefox addon.) All of these are not working for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tristam View Post
    Internet is working fine for me and speeds are good.But certain things are not working.

    I am having problems with rapdishare,imageshack and AdBlock Plus(Firefox addon.) All of these are not working for me.
    actually i can open all of the sites u mentiond... u tried contacting the tech support?

    have u tried with different browsers?
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    Are you able to ping the IP addresses of Imageshack or Rapidshare? If so, you can try editing the host.conf file (C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) and add lines

    IP address of Imageshack URL of imageshack
    IP address of Rapidshare URL of Rapidshare

    This file is used by the system for IP-hostname mapping.
    give it a try.


    good luck

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    I've tried with different browsers.

    @trajech Explain more please.

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    working fine..........thanx:scooter::scooter::scooter:

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    The problem crept up again. since yesterday i am trying to access rapidshare in vain. One strange thing happened on 30th. Actually i was able to download thru flashget and the power went off. It stopped. And even after power came also. it was not downloading. so i turned off the router and then again turned on and it started working. But since yesterday, i am trying it so often. But nothing happens.

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    RS is not working for me also for the last 3 days... This happened a few days back also. Havent talked to the airtel guys though.


    Anyone here having any idea what the problem could be. I dont think it is still because of the mediterranean cable cuts.

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    i am having same problem from the time there was a cable cut under sea before christmas.

    Any solutions is much appreciated

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    try using opendns servers.. their ips are 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 Prashanth Speaks-Technology and Life: How To Configure(Setup) Or Change Your DNS servers(Opendns) In Windows

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    are you still encountering the problems? the cable issue has been fixed to a great extent.
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