Site not loading error – This site can’t be reached


  1. I still havnt found a solution. for me it happens in any browser. certain sites are blocked. like a domain i own i cannot view but on another laptop i can. a simple ip to login to my router i can load to get into my router but on another laptop it works fine.

  2. I live in the middle of nowhere, and have three options for connecting to the internet:

    1. a 2mb adsl line
    2. a 2mb sim card
    3. a wireless connection to my ISP, also only 2mb.

    In the past couple of months, some sites give me this error when I’m using the wireless connection. My ISP is mystified, or incompetent, but they can’t solve it. Firefox gives me that TLS handshake thing where it stays on that forever. When I looked it up, everything said it was to do with my profile being corrupted, and I should create a new one, which I did. Didn’t help.

    On the adsl line, sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. This morning I needed to get to a website which gave me the ‘this site can’t be reached’ error. I disconnected the wireless network, and connected to the adsl line, same thing. Firefox is my default browser and the website was sent to me as a link, so when it went into firefox I got the TLS handshake ‘freeze’, as I call it.

    So I disconnected the adsl and connected to the sim card, and Firefox went straight into the site, no problem, no handshake freeze, nothing.

    I thought it must be to do with speeds, so I did a speed test on the sim card, and it gave me really slow speeds of 1.06 download and .35 upload. I then connected to the wireless ISP and did the same test, and I got speeds of 2.52 download and 1.15 upload.

    All this is on the same computer, using the same browser, no reboots or anything, just connecting to different systems. I am at a complete loss and I can’t find anyone who can tell me what’s wrong, so I’m trying different blogs to see if anyone has any ideas about what could be going on? I see various sites suggesting changing or resetting various settings, but with my experiences I can’t see that they would help in any way. I have three different browsers, too, Opera, Chrome and Firefox, and all have the same problem.

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