Cannot connect to paltalk

Discussion in 'Backup and Security' started by traderob, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. traderob


    I have 3 computers all on an adsl router connection to internet.
    Recently I can't connect to on any of the computers. Is it a router probelem? I disabled firewall and antivirus software but that didn't help
  2. Welcome to the club! :D Have you already tried to solve it by uninstalling, then reinstalling Paltalk on at least one PC?

    Creating another user name is another thing to try that has worked for some.

    Don't know what your specific issue might be, but I can tell you that Paltalk is one incredibly unreliable, flaky piece of... software, in my and others' recent experience. I've had the same issue, among others. With all their recurring problems, hard to believe they've gotten as big as they are among competing IMs.
  3. traderob


    I can't even connect to their website.
  4. What's the error message, and in which browser?
  5. traderob


    in IE6 and firefox.
    Just a message in IE saying
    The page cannot be displayed
    The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.


    Please try the following:

    Click the Refresh button, or try again later.

    If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly. ....
  6. Its a wonderful opportunity for you to abandon paltalk to the video porn scum that live and love that world. Consider it God talking to you via your computer :)
  7. Hmm... so you can connect to other web pages, but not .

    I am connected to it now in Firefox 1.5, so the problem does not appear to be with the website itself. The MS Knowledge Base for this error has a ton of solutions, but almost none of them address inability to access just a single site. I am no expert at this, but the one thing -- besides clearing your cache and restarting your browsers -- I would do is check your HOSTS file, if any. In Windows XP, it would normally be found under windows\system32\drivers\etc\ . If it's there, open it with Wordpad / Notepad and look for (Ctrl F) an entry for any variation of "paltalk". There shouldn't be one.
  8. traderob


    Ok it is now fixed. Have no idea why or how. I pulled out a few cables on my router and modem and plugged tham back in and it works. Bizarre.
  9. Cool.
  10. traderob


    Video porn? I thought it was mostly trading rooms. I'll have to explore..:D
    #10     Apr 27, 2006