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Jun 08, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Trouble Accessing NP Website; Anybody Else Having Issues?

I've tried to access on my computer and other computers around the same network multiple times. The site seems to load until suddenly kicks in and redirects me to the search page.

My primary browser is Google Chrome 19 on Windows 8 Release Preview but I also have tried IE9 on Windows 8 and IE8 on Windows 7.

Is anybody else having similar issues or would it be the ISP that's up to no good? I (unfortunately) use Indonesia's one and only (half-) workable ISP - Telkom Speedy.

PS - I also have tried pinging but pinging works fine.
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Jun 11, 2012, 04:27 PM
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Hello minivation. Please try flushing your DNS by following these steps.

1. Run cmd (command line prompt).
2. type in "ipconfig /renew"

If this fails, it might be a conflict with the cache on a server close to you, which unfortunately we would not have control over.
Jun 11, 2012, 09:36 PM
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Unfortunately the cmd DNS flush didn't work.

Although I'm not an expert at internet stuff, I suppose it's just the ISP that's doing something in the background.

Thanks for the help, though. I'll try looking at the site when I travel to Korea over the summer.
Aug 06, 2012, 10:08 PM
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Same Problem

I am having same problem here with Nitro Planes webiste. After doing some web seraching, I came across what is called a "redirect virus". Tried clearing it with a couple cleaners, didn't work, I even reloaded Windows 7 (formated the HD) and still having the same problem, when ever I try to go to I get redirected back to Happens on all desktop, laptop, Table, Checking my Router next. Dont know what to do.
Aug 06, 2012, 10:24 PM
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Router issue

you may want to read this, sounds like it maybe in the router
Aug 07, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Interesting, interesting! Unfortunately, I'm not home right now (on a visit to Korea), but when I do get back on the 18th, I'll give the router a go.

Also, my 2-year-old Windows 7 installation recently lost its BCD (Boot Configuration Data) while I was uninstalling Windows 8 so I ended up doing a wipe a week ago. I'll see how these new environments change things up...

Thanks bcbob!
Aug 08, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Update, fix the problem

Just an update, I reset my router to the factory default settings and it fixed the problem, I am now able to access nitroplanes website. Now lets see if it returns or not, got my fingers crossed it doesn't.
Aug 08, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Great find bcbob!

As an extra precaution, I recommend you enable your router's firewall if you don't have it on already. And also set a new unique password for router access. That should limit the chances of the virus affecting your router again.
Aug 11, 2012, 10:20 PM
Registered User
I am also having same issue. I get redirected to google. I have a few computers and it all seems the same. It use to work just one week ago. I tried to reset my router and still same issue. Maybe it might be my Time Warner Cable?

Aug 14, 2012, 11:59 PM
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Hey guys, I'm sitting in a Starbucks coffee shop somewhere in Jakarta right now.

I figured in my first post that the access issue could be a problem with the ISP (Telkom Speedy). Well well, I'm trying to access NP again here, but the same Google redirect thing is happening again. And it's not my home.

The only similarity between my home internet and the internet here is the ISP - Telkom Speedy - so my best guess is that, for me, it's not a problem with the router but a problem with the company Telkom.

Too bad is not accessible from this entire country.
Aug 21, 2012, 02:46 PM
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Hi guys. Maybe I can help. Web sites are translated from addresses such as 216.252.xx.xx to using a DNS server. In most cases this is provided by your ISP. It looks like your DNS server can not determine where is located so refers you to google.

I suspect this is where your problem is...a DNS server that is either outdated or is blocking access to NP yahoo store.

You can use services like Opendns (Google it) to test this. Follow there simple instructions for changing it on the router or simply plug it into the DNS field on the computers network adapter. I'm not 100% sure if your ISP will allow you to connect to OpenDNS public DNS servers.

Hope this makes sense.
Aug 31, 2012, 05:28 PM
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Hello All,
I m Ali from pakistan, i m also trying to access but it redirects
me to all the time. I try to acess this website for over 15 days.
Nut no luck. I think the issue is with hosting server.

M. Ali
Aug 31, 2012, 05:53 PM
Jeremy-I'm crash proof!
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Nope. IT's your DNS server.
Sep 01, 2012, 08:40 AM
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Hey, I set my router to use the OpenDNS addresses. Unfortunately, it did not solve the access issue. BUT: it did solve the notorious (at least for me) Facebook image upload failure bug. I haven't been able to upload images to Facebook for 2 years because my ISP was goofing up. Now it's working - thanks neck!

Anyways, I am suspecting as for me it can't be the DNS server issue because (1) OpenDNS didn't solve the issue, and (2) the website comes so close to loading (the title shows on the browser tab and is pretty much ready to load website content) when suddenly Google kicks in from nowhere.

Oh well.
Oct 18, 2012, 08:40 PM
I too have the same issue.

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