How come I still can't get full RJ on this computer, or my iPad? EDIT: FIXED!!! Changed the DNS setting

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    Jul 14, 2014 3:17 AM GMT
    I've done everything. I've reset Safari, I tried with Chrome, I rebooted the computer, I reset my router, I've done everything.

    I also have the same problem with my iPad. And using different WiFi routers with it.

    And I still get nothing but text. What do I do now? What's the answer, Admin?
  • MikeW

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    Jul 14, 2014 3:19 AM GMT
    I don't know. Try again tomorrow.
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    Jul 14, 2014 3:21 AM GMT
    This IS tomorrow. And you aren't Admin.
  • MikeW

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    Jul 14, 2014 3:22 AM GMT
    What does that have to do with anything?
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    Jul 14, 2014 3:25 AM GMT
    MikeW saidWhat does that have to do with anything?

    I would say quite a bit. Are you Admin? And this is the second day of this. YOU may have had your own service restored, but I have not. I think that has a lot to do with everything.
  • MikeW

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    Jul 14, 2014 3:27 AM GMT
    But you posted this in the open forum you didn't say only Admin could reply.
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    Jul 14, 2014 3:29 AM GMT
    MikeW saidBut you posted this in the open forum you didn't say only Admin could reply.

    That's true. So what technical advice can you give me about this problem? That I haven't already tried? That will solve, or at least explain it?
  • MikeW

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    Jul 14, 2014 3:32 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    MikeW saidBut you posted this in the open forum you didn't say only Admin could reply.

    That's true. So what technical advice can you give me about this problem? That I haven't already tried? That will solve, or at least explain it?

    None. I'm just trying to get my name as the last respondent to EVERY THREAD on the first page of "All Things Gay".
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    Jul 14, 2014 3:35 AM GMT
    MikeW said
    Art_Deco said
    MikeW saidBut you posted this in the open forum you didn't say only Admin could reply.

    That's true. So what technical advice can you give me about this problem? That I haven't already tried? That will solve, or at least explain it?

    None. I'm just trying to get my name as the last respondent to EVERY THREAD on the first page of "All Things Gay".

    LOL! OK, yah know I still luv yah. I always have.

    But my problem remains, and I want to get it solved. So what do I do? And what is Admin doing, if anything?
  • MikeW

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    Jul 14, 2014 3:36 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    MikeW said
    Art_Deco said
    MikeW saidBut you posted this in the open forum you didn't say only Admin could reply.

    That's true. So what technical advice can you give me about this problem? That I haven't already tried? That will solve, or at least explain it?

    None. I'm just trying to get my name as the last respondent to EVERY THREAD on the first page of "All Things Gay".

    LOL! OK, yah know I still luv yah. I always have.

    But my problem remains, and I want to get it solved. So what do I do? And what is Admin doing, if anything?


    See the last post in this thread, Art, it may help: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3870719#637483_3871011_name
  • MikeW

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    Jul 14, 2014 3:41 AM GMT
    Excellent advice.
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    Jul 14, 2014 3:44 AM GMT
    MikeW said
    Art_Deco said
    MikeW said
    Art_Deco said
    MikeW saidBut you posted this in the open forum you didn't say only Admin could reply.

    That's true. So what technical advice can you give me about this problem? That I haven't already tried? That will solve, or at least explain it?

    None. I'm just trying to get my name as the last respondent to EVERY THREAD on the first page of "All Things Gay".

    LOL! OK, yah know I still luv yah. I always have.

    But my problem remains, and I want to get it solved. So what do I do? And what is Admin doing, if anything?


    See the last post in this thread, Art, it may help: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3870719#637483_3871011_name

    That's absurd. Are you telling me I've gotta go through that with every WiFi hotspot I use with my iPad? That's insane!

    I never had to do that before. Why should I have to do it now? And why doesn't RJ tell me I have to go through those steps, to access its site? That's total nonsense.
  • MikeW

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    Jul 14, 2014 3:47 AM GMT
    I don't know, ask the OP of that thread. But I don't think for every hot spot.
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    Jul 14, 2014 3:50 AM GMT
    Art,

    You are not changing the wifi pick up spot, you are changing YOUR DEVICE SETTINGS (ie, computer, router, phone, ipad, smart TV...etc), you change it one time on whatever device you want (that contains an IP address)
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    Jul 14, 2014 3:51 AM GMT
    MikeW saidI don't know, ask the OP of that thread. But I don't think for every hot spot.

    Well I would hope for NO WiFi hot spot. I never had to go through that drill before. Has anybody else?
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    Jul 14, 2014 3:52 AM GMT
    scruffLA saidArt,

    You are not changing the wifi pick up spot, you are changing YOUR DEVICE SETTINGS (ie, computer, router, phone, ipad, smart TV...etc), you change it one time on whatever device you want (that contains an IP address)

    Changing it how? From what to what? I have an iPad.
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    Jul 14, 2014 3:54 AM GMT
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    scruffLA saidArt,

    You are not changing the wifi pick up spot, you are changing YOUR DEVICE SETTINGS (ie, computer, router, phone, ipad, smart TV, fax machine...etc), you change it one time on whatever device you want (that contains an IP address)

    Changing it how? From what to what? I have an iPad.





    Mobile or other devices

    DNS servers are typically specified under advanced wi-fi settings. However, as every mobile device uses a different user interface for configuring DNS server settings, we provide only a generic procedure below. For more information, please consult your mobile provider's documentation.

    To change your settings on a mobile device:
    1.Go to the screen in which wi-fi settings are specified.
    2.Find the screen in which DNS server settings are specified.
    3.If there are IP addresses specified in the fields for the primary and seconday DNS servers, write them down for future reference.
    4.Replace those addresses with the Google IP addresses:◦ For IPv4: 8.8.8.8 and/or 8.8.4.4.
    ◦ For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844

    5.Save and exit.
    6.Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below.
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    Jul 14, 2014 4:05 AM GMT
    scruffLA said
    Art_Deco said
    scruffLA saidArt,

    You are not changing the wifi pick up spot, you are changing YOUR DEVICE SETTINGS (ie, computer, router, phone, ipad, smart TV, fax machine...etc), you change it one time on whatever device you want (that contains an IP address)

    Changing it how? From what to what? I have an iPad.

    Mobile or other devices

    DNS servers are typically specified under advanced wi-fi settings. However, as every mobile device uses a different user interface for configuring DNS server settings, we provide only a generic procedure below. For more information, please consult your mobile provider's documentation.

    To change your settings on a mobile device:
    1.Go to the screen in which wi-fi settings are specified.
    2.Find the screen in which DNS server settings are specified.
    3.If there are IP addresses specified in the fields for the primary and seconday DNS servers, write them down for future reference.
    4.Replace those addresses with the Google IP addresses:◦ For IPv4: 8.8.8.8 and/or 8.8.4.4.
    ◦ For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844

    5.Save and exit.
    6.Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below.

    That's fucking ridiculous. Did everybody here have to do that? I should open my browser, and RJ should be there. Just like every other site I visit. Why should I go through those hoops. Is that what YOU did?
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    Jul 14, 2014 4:18 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    scruffLA said
    Art_Deco said
    scruffLA saidArt,

    You are not changing the wifi pick up spot, you are changing YOUR DEVICE SETTINGS (ie, computer, router, phone, ipad, smart TV, fax machine...etc), you change it one time on whatever device you want (that contains an IP address)

    Changing it how? From what to what? I have an iPad.

    Mobile or other devices

    DNS servers are typically specified under advanced wi-fi settings. However, as every mobile device uses a different user interface for configuring DNS server settings, we provide only a generic procedure below. For more information, please consult your mobile provider's documentation.

    To change your settings on a mobile device:
    1.Go to the screen in which wi-fi settings are specified.
    2.Find the screen in which DNS server settings are specified.
    3.If there are IP addresses specified in the fields for the primary and seconday DNS servers, write them down for future reference.
    4.Replace those addresses with the Google IP addresses:◦ For IPv4: 8.8.8.8 and/or 8.8.4.4.
    ◦ For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844

    5.Save and exit.
    6.Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below.

    That's fucking ridiculous. Did everybody here have to do that? I should open my browser, and RJ should be there. Just like every other site I visit. Why should I go through those hoops. Is that what YOU did?




    I just changed to these google DNS servers on my wifi Sony smart TV to help combat Netflix buffering during peak hours, didn't seem to help much though even after ATT wifi router reboot, I read that getting a better DNS service than the one that comes with your ISP, will get a better Netflix output, since Netflix's and the ISP's continue to argue over whos fault it is for congestion and customer complaints, as far as RJ goes, the google DNS servers picked up the RJ site through Chrome then RJ came back on instantly

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    Jul 14, 2014 4:24 AM GMT
    scruffLA saidas far as RJ goes, the google DNS servers picked up the RJ site through Chrome then RJ came back on instantly


    glad it worked for someone else icon_smile.gif

    Art_Deco saidThat's fucking ridiculous. Did everybody here have to do that? I should open my browser, and RJ should be there. Just like every other site I visit. Why should I go through those hoops. Is that what YOU did?


    art, as far as i can see, admin isn't here trying to help you atm, just us. i understand your frustration because it was mine for the past few days but keep that pointed away from the free help, eh?

    and no, not everyone has to do this, only those whose dns servers are slow to pick up the update and don't want to wait.
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    Jul 14, 2014 4:30 AM GMT
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    scruffLA saidas far as RJ goes, the google DNS servers picked up the RJ site through Chrome then RJ came back on instantly


    glad it worked for someone else icon_smile.gif



    once you mentioned the google DNS, I remember that I changed my smart TV settings (with ATT wifi) about a month ago for Netflix, but I didn't expect it to work once the RJ server was reconnected, I was on chrome last night, when poof, RJ was back in full mode
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    Jul 14, 2014 4:46 AM GMT
    I hope the admin used 'media query' in CSS to ensure the fix is also for iPad devices.
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    Jul 14, 2014 5:46 AM GMT
    As a test, grab your iphone. Disconnect from your home wifi. Access the site through your mobile data.

    I suspect some ISPs are slower at refreshing their DNS servers. Site loads fine for me through ATT on my phone, and Fios at home.
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    Jul 14, 2014 11:54 AM GMT
    scruffLA said
    Art_Deco said
    scruffLA saidArt,

    You are not changing the wifi pick up spot, you are changing YOUR DEVICE SETTINGS (ie, computer, router, phone, ipad, smart TV, fax machine...etc), you change it one time on whatever device you want (that contains an IP address)

    Changing it how? From what to what? I have an iPad.

    Mobile or other devices

    DNS servers are typically specified under advanced wi-fi settings. However, as every mobile device uses a different user interface for configuring DNS server settings, we provide only a generic procedure below. For more information, please consult your mobile provider's documentation.

    To change your settings on a mobile device:
    1.Go to the screen in which wi-fi settings are specified.
    2.Find the screen in which DNS server settings are specified.
    3.If there are IP addresses specified in the fields for the primary and seconday DNS servers, write them down for future reference.
    4.Replace those addresses with the Google IP addresses:◦ For IPv4: 8.8.8.8 and/or 8.8.4.4.
    ◦ For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844

    5.Save and exit.
    6.Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below.

    Holy fuck!!!! It worked!!!! On both this iMac and my iPad!!!! I've got full service restored.

    Now how the Hell did you know to do that? I've never touched the DNS setting ever (nor had to). It took me a while to figure out how to accomplish that on these 2 devices. In fact, I guess I've gotta change my husband's iMac, too, and his iPad, and our 2 iPhones later. I'm not even sure I know what a DNS is, but it sure as fuck solved the problem! icon_biggrin.gif

    I used 2001:4860:4860::8888, first one I tried on a hunch. Looked more like the one already there, that I was replacing.

    OK, I owe all you guys here a drink, if not dinner, for your knowledge and patience with me. Let me know if you're coming down here. My treat! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 14, 2014 6:36 PM GMT
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    scruffLA said
    Art_Deco said
    scruffLA saidArt,

    You are not changing the wifi pick up spot, you are changing YOUR DEVICE SETTINGS (ie, computer, router, phone, ipad, smart TV, fax machine...etc), you change it one time on whatever device you want (that contains an IP address)

    Changing it how? From what to what? I have an iPad.

    Mobile or other devices

    DNS servers are typically specified under advanced wi-fi settings. However, as every mobile device uses a different user interface for configuring DNS server settings, we provide only a generic procedure below. For more information, please consult your mobile provider's documentation.

    To change your settings on a mobile device:
    1.Go to the screen in which wi-fi settings are specified.
    2.Find the screen in which DNS server settings are specified.
    3.If there are IP addresses specified in the fields for the primary and seconday DNS servers, write them down for future reference.
    4.Replace those addresses with the Google IP addresses:◦ For IPv4: 8.8.8.8 and/or 8.8.4.4.
    ◦ For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844

    5.Save and exit.
    6.Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below.

    Holy fuck!!!! It worked!!!! On both this iMac and my iPad!!!! I've got full service restored.

    Now how the Hell did you know to do that? I've never touched the DNS setting ever (nor had to). It took me a while to figure out how to accomplish that on these 2 devices. In fact, I guess I've gotta change my husband's iMac, too, and his iPad, and our 2 iPhones later. I'm not even sure I know what a DNS is, but it sure as fuck solved the problem! icon_biggrin.gif

    I used 2001:4860:4860::8888, first one I tried on a hunch. Looked more like the one already there, that I was replacing.

    OK, I owe all you guys here a drink, if not dinner, for your knowledge and patience with me. Let me know if you're coming down here. My treat! icon_biggrin.gif



    Glad it worked, your ISP is shit like the rest of ours icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif

    If you read more about net neutrality and how the ISP's throttle or hold back bandwidth than what we pay for (translation= Buffering) (big argument with Netflix), DNS comes up every time when you search for your own solutions, for the do-it-yourselfer, your ISP will never tell you this stuff, remember, you can change DNS settings to any DEVICE you have that has an IP address