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Harddrive
Proud American and Infidel since 1968.
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join:2000-09-20
DFW
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[Connectivity] Major network outage?

I think Comcast has a major network outage right now, at least in my area. My friend just called me from across town asking if I was online. Went to check and I couldn't pull up a webpage.
Tried to call comcast and was told after getting a busy signal the first time that they were experiencing a heavy call volume and try back later then it hung up.
Anyone else having issues?
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eviLution
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join:2002-01-03
Fall River, MA

1 edit
Yeah, I'm in Fall River, MA and I can't get online either. I'm using wifi tether at the moment just to come and see if it was just me. I guess not....
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Be who you are, say what you feel. Because those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter.

CSD8086

join:2004-03-12
US

pappasbike

join:2005-02-18
Baltimore, MD
reply to Harddrive
Baltimore MD out right now as well.


Hunter68

join:2001-12-01
North Haven, CT
reply to eviLution
Same issue here in Connecticut. Can't get through to Comast. It would be nice if they put a front end on explaining the issues.

Stuck using my 3G card now.

nysports4evr
Premium
join:2010-01-23
kudos:1
reply to Harddrive
Try using non-comcast DNS (try 4.2.2.1/4.2.2.2)


Noc1098

@mycingular.net
reply to Harddrive
I'm in shelton ct and it went out about a half hour ago. It was acting slow and sketchy the past few days too.


Bulldog50

@mycingular.net
reply to CSD8086
Down in Baltimore Md. I think it might be DNS.


Hunter68

join:2001-12-01
North Haven, CT
reply to Noc1098
my connection was a little slow over the last few days and pings were higher than normal.

I hope they get it fixed by tomorrow because I work from home through VPN


Hunter68

join:2001-12-01
North Haven, CT
I am 151 in line to talk to a rep on the chat


JAG124

@myvzw.com
reply to CSD8086
Clinton, MA is out as well. Same issue for me. When I call I get busy or a message that says it can't connect me at this time.

I'm posting from my Android phone.


Harddrive
Proud American and Infidel since 1968.
Premium
join:2000-09-20
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kudos:2
Thank god for Android phones. lol

dag264

join:2008-08-17
Arlington, VA
reply to JAG124
Same issue in Arlington, VA. Using 3G on my phone right now. No luck with 1800Comcast

GmDude66

join:2007-09-09
York, PA
Perfectly fine here in York, PA... Try using DNSSEC addresses.

75.75.75.75
75.75.76.76

nysports4evr
Premium
join:2010-01-23
kudos:1
reply to Harddrive
Fine here using Comcast DNSSEC servers in Jensen Beach, FL as well.

jcyuen

join:2002-07-23
Arlington, VA
reply to Harddrive
Switched over to OpenDNS in Arlington, VA and everything appears to work again.


TisDone

@comcast.net
reply to Harddrive
I live in Milford, MA - and can confirm the DNS outage as well. I just switched my dns back to opendns - and the connection is flying at full speed. So it goes ....


yuppyyoda

@comcast.net
reply to Harddrive
Looks like the DNS servers are having issues. The primary DNS server 68.87.73.246 is non responsive, the secondary server 68.87.73.230 is hit and miss with a 50% loss. I have switched to 75.75.75.75 and 75.75.76.76 and I am able to get out. The outage looks to have taken out some of comcasts servers since I am having issues with sites that are comcast support sites and sites hosted by comcast.


downinMA

@blackberry.net
reply to Harddrive
We're having same issues in MA. 20 min of busy signals too, not a good sign.


Lowellma

@mycingular.net
reply to Harddrive
Posting from iPhone Lowell, MA is down


ctgreybeard
Old dogs can learn new tricks
Premium
join:2001-11-13
Bethel, CT

1 edit
reply to Harddrive
I was using the Comcast DNSSEC servers (75.75.75.75) and was failing (Danbury, CT) but I switched to OpenDNS and all is well.

Bill W
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Old dogs can learn new tricks!

Windogg

join:2002-07-24
Cambridge, MA
reply to Harddrive
Major DNS issues in Cambridge, MA. On OpenDNS as well.


eviLution
has left the building.
Premium
join:2002-01-03
Fall River, MA
reply to Harddrive
How do I switch over to OpenDNS?

kw79

join:2005-08-26
Hudson, NH
reply to Harddrive
Same Issue here in Hudson NH. Called 1-800-comcast from my comcast phone and its just busy. Called from my cell and after a while I got a message that they were unable to transfer me.


ctgreybeard
Old dogs can learn new tricks
Premium
join:2001-11-13
Bethel, CT
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to eviLution
If your DNS isn't working use »208.69.38.170/ to get to their web site.

Basically, it's just using their DNS servers at

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
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eviLution
has left the building.
Premium
join:2002-01-03
Fall River, MA
reply to Harddrive
I tried these DNS addresses and they didn't work for me.

75.75.75.75
75.75.76.76

Saw someone posted the ones below and tried it. Now I'm back online

8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4
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Be who you are, say what you feel. Because those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter.

jus10

join:2009-08-04
Sterling, VA
Hmm, no issues here in Sterling using the Comcast DNSSEC addresses. Those 8.8.8.8 and the 4's are Google's public dns. Good to have as a backup.

bgoodbody
Bill G

join:2002-05-08
North Truro, MA
reply to GmDude66
75.75.75.75 & 75.75.76.76 are not working here.

Best temporary solution is to use non Comcast DNS like Open DNS
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
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- Bill


Kalin123

@att.net
reply to eviLution
Comcast has been out for a couple hours. I'm in Arlington, VA. Tried calling them, but the circuits are busy!


dethadder768

@myvzw.com
reply to Harddrive
Im in Vernon ct and I dont have a connection and all I get from comcast is a busy signal or it just hangs up...Big outage!!!!