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Old 01-02-2018, 11:31 PM
 
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Today @t approximately 3pm my internet went down. It came back in about 3 minutes, but when it did many web sites were unreachable. My banks, Hulu, WebStorage, and other forum's. Netflix works as does other major sites but can't shake feeling of waking in an 1985 nightmare. This is still going on at 11:30pm. I have been a Systems Analyst for 40 years. Selective Address Failures are just a little to much to believe.
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Other than the tin-foil hat inferences, this problem may be one that can be solved here:

I hate to fall back to the ultimate-dumb suggestion .. but did you try rebooting your router?
It's possible that your ISP or router got their settings for you scrambled from the outage.

Both the ISPs and your router may have the capability to so limited filtering, (IE: so you could set it so your kids cant' connect to forbidden websites). Or,

The Internet address your ISP assigned you may have changed without their equipment recognizing it, and now it's limiting your access, ... or your router had something similar happen internally.

Either way, it cost you nothing but one minute to do a cold-restart (IE: let it sit off for at least 30 seconds).
If that doesn't help, then call your ISPs tech support (NOT customer/billing support, but tech).
Have them do an external reset of your connection.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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*shrug* --it happens. When I had Hughesnet, they somehow figured out how to PO Google enough that Google was unavailable for a few days. Satellite depends on the NOC and compression, which means you can't use alternative address resolution. It'll let you think you are, but it just re-routes to the NOC and stuff there.

If you aren't on satellite, try 8.8.8.8
I wonder if you somehow got malwared to one of the Alt DNS servers. Even SAs have bad days.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:55 PM
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Location: Ohio
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If you aren't on satellite, try 8.8.8.8
I wonder if you somehow got malwared to one of the Alt DNS servers. Even SAs have bad days.
I'm no OP, but I'm betting you're correct.

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Old 01-03-2018, 10:05 PM
 
Location: PRC
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Try traceroute or ping perhaps? Sometimes I get routes to final destinations clogged up in some foreign country for whatever reason. That is in addition to the government restrictions I have to currently work with. You are lucky you can get Google at all - I cannot. Yes, try the obvious things like malware, and DNS changes, etc or boot up using a Debian live CD and try that.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I helped someone where only Facebook worked on their computer network. I was stumped. This was shortly after Frontier bought out Version Fios in my area. I called the ISP Frontier and they said they cut service due to non payment, but I said facebook works, they said yea, other people tell us the same thing, some sites work some don't.
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:40 PM
 
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I'm no OP, but I'm betting you're correct.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:13 AM
 
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I helped someone where only Facebook worked on their computer network. I was stumped. This was shortly after Frontier bought out Version Fios in my area. I called the ISP Frontier and they said they cut service due to non payment, but I said facebook works, they said yea, other people tell us the same thing, some sites work some don't.
We had something similar happen years ago. When I was married we had high speed internet and cable bundled thru the cable tv provider, we switched and went with direct tv at one point, but found the high speed internet was still up and running from the other company, the only thing we couldnt use or access was the email service, everything else worked fine, this went on for almost a full year!

I also had cell phone service from this same company for a time, eventually switched to another provider, but the cell service continued to work for about 3-4 months after the cut off date.
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