Banned by AOL

My Comcast connection was really flaky this last weekend — it was going up and down. This resulted in AOL actually banning my IP address (or so I think), so I can’t connect to either AIM or ICQ atm, with any client or machine. I will have to wait a week until my IP address recycles and hopefully by then I will be able to connect again. So, if you need to IM me, use Jabber, Gtalk, MSN or Y! instead.

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Tom Dison wrote on April 2nd, 2007 at 7:05 AM PST:

When you reset your router, you don’t get a new address? I have SBC DSL, and when I reset my router I get a new IP address. I use DynDNS.org to always know what the address of my router is. Just curious.


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Eugenia wrote on April 2nd, 2007 at 7:11 AM PST:

Apparently not. I did turn off the router for 5 minutes, but to no avail, I still can’t connect. I was successfully able to connect via the DHTML web-based AIM Express page, but this worked because their own IP address tries to connect, not mine.


Terry Brennan wrote on April 3rd, 2007 at 12:31 PM PST:

You too? I had a problem Thursday night which extended well into Friday afternoon.

I know that you are in the Bay area, and I’m in the Washington DC neighborhood; could comcast have a nationwide problem?


Vassilis 'vasper' Perantzakis wrote on April 4th, 2007 at 8:00 AM PST:

I think it is a wide spread problem. Icq doesn’t work here either.


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