Sunday, August 31, 2008

Page Load Error

And so the net stopped working.

This is bad as it is. On top of that it was a weekend. On top of that I still had about 400 MB to spare for this month, and today was the last day of the month*.On top of THAT I had just finished watching all 273 episodes of Naruto and Naruto Shippuden straight, within three weeks… and just when I thought I would do something different, I had no internet.

That was just unacceptable.

So, this is what I did:

  1. I checked the green LEDs on my modem. All four were bright green and shining merrily.
  2. I checked the connections between my modem, CPU and the switch box. Check.
  3. I pinged It said

Ping request couldn’t find host Please check the name and try again.

  1. I pinged my DNS server. That worked. It said:

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms ttl="64

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms ttl="64

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms ttl="64

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms ttl="64

Ping statistics for

Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms.

But it solved nothing. I still had connectivity. The wisdom of the world was denied to me still.

  1. I disabled and enabled the Local Area Connection; to see if that would help in anyway. Nope.
  2. I changed the Network Connection settings in Mozilla. From “No proxy” to “Auto-Detect Proxy Settings for this network”. And back again. It only said:
    Page Load Error. Connection Interrupted. The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again.

  1. I launched Internet Explorer to see if that would help in any way. It said happily: This page cannot be displayed. And blah .. blah…
  2. I installed Opera. The installation file had been dormant in my Software folder forever. Crossed my fingers and tried again. Negative still. : (
  3. I started disabling firewalls. I disabled Windows Firewall, Stopped On- Access Protection in Avast Antivirus, Deactivated Avira Antivirus, Disabled Symantec and tried out points 5 – 7 again. I was still bang right in the middle of square one.
  4. I called up three people in BSNL. Over their excuses about this being a Sunday, and something about no statistics collected from the server on weekends, I told them I had to solve this today and got a helpline – 23492198 –called that and got a docket number under Option 5 – ‘Problems in BSNL broadband’. I still haven’t heard from anyone there.
  5. Somewhere along this I also discovered that https sites worked sometimes. But that was a short lived joy. Thanks to the heavy rains, the four green lights stopped shining. Though three of them came back - for a long time, the third LED on the modem, Internet, wasn’t even lit.
  6. I retraced all the steps I had taken to port-forward on my computer. I removed all entries from the TCP/IP properties tab. Changed entries in my DSL Router. I re-tried points 5 – 8. Every single one. In different permutations. Got tired of the bayish color of Mozilla when it repeatedly mocked my attempts by coming up with different error messages of Page Load Errors.

So, I gave up then.

Shut down the computer.

Restarted it.

And thus this post.

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* [BSNL 500C Internet Connection, 1.5 GB download limit, 175 free calls, Night 2 – 8pm Free].


Srikanth said...

why you, why you?

Dha said...

beats me, man
some up there is looking down, heaving with laughter, surely..

Logik said...

Supposedly most bsnl connections were down during this rain... you're not the only troubled soul.

I don't know why a hogger like you [ in most senses], would be satisfied with a limited connection. you wudnt be cribbing like this... i'm nearly 5GB's through.. and wouldnt be stopping any time soon.

Dha said...

Well... the usage details for the month of August:
From the site

Total Downlink Data(KB): 15351592
Total Uplink Data(KB): 3217476
Chargable Units (KB)
Excluding Night Unlimited: 1250279

There you go!! :P
15+ GB download, man..
I was talking about chargeable units earlier..
As I am sure I have already stated before.. the speeds in are awesome in my connection, man..
300 kbps+ in torrents...
wouldn't give up these speeds for an unlimited connection...

Nithin "Kitta" Shenoy said...

I am going for AIRTEL. 1k per month. Unlimited downloads. Not quite sure about the download speeds but I heard it is quite good. All guys here use it.