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Service Status History

DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
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00:441.36 ms. 
05:222.02 ms.
11:091.08 ms. 
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07:230.92 ms. 
14:101.56 ms.
01:273.45 ms. 
16:231.7 ms. 

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Browser Related Problems

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Clear your local DNS cache to make sure that you grab the most recent cache that your ISP has. For Windows - (Start > Command Prompt > type "ipconfig /flushdns" and hit enter). For details choose your operating system :

If you can access a website at office or from a 3G network yet it's not working on your computer, it is a good idea to use an alternative DNS service other than your ISPs. OpenDNS or Google Public DNS are both excellent and free public DNS services.

Check our help page for step-by-step instructions on how to change your DNS.

Having Problems with Accessing
Emma Maurice · 5 October 2015 - 08:47
· · Internet Explorer 10.0 on Windows

Haven't had any luck with it for the last few hours here.

Kerry Yang · 5 October 2015 - 08:32
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

sparknotes is down for me right now

Shaina Beshkin · 5 October 2015 - 06:34
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

sparknotes is down im gonna die help

Daniel Pelts · 21 January 2014 - 19:41
United States · EPB Fiber Optics

Not working for me right now.

Alexis Metz · 26 September 2013 - 19:57
United States · Time Warner Cable

yes its still down smart ones...

Grady Kiehl · 26 September 2013 - 16:58
United States · CenturyLink

not loading no matter which type of device i try it on. iPad, laptop, PS3 browser, iPhone or Galaxy S4...

Michael D Coleman · 26 September 2013 - 16:56
United States · Verizon Wireless

I have changed my dns settings, tried via home dsl, two different cell wifi devices too. I can ping but no port 80 traffic allowed

Alyssa Rose Morand · 26 September 2013 - 15:20
Canada · Bell Canada

can't get on it for two days now. the mobile app works though

Angel Francis · 26 September 2013 - 14:06
United States · AT&T U-verse

urrrrrggg!!! It didn't work yesterday but I tried it again today and it worked for like 10 minutes then crashed. noooo

Cori Novelli · 26 September 2013 - 07:58
United States · Purdue University

Yup, I tired all day yesterday, didn't see any comments so I figured it was me. It worked this morning for a second, but not is no longer working :( I HAVE A TEST!!

Amelia Jinga Winrich · 26 September 2013 - 07:40
United States · AT&T U-verse

It didn't work for me on Chrome or Explorer. It worked when I used a proxy site, try that

Kym Couch · 26 September 2013 - 06:56
United States · CenturyLink

Yeah, this is wrong. It's down, won't load. :\

Joillie Kendaffe · 26 September 2013 - 04:30
Hong Kong · Hong Kong Broadband Network

site is down!! tried for 2 hours. worked 3 hours ago though

Michelle King · 25 September 2013 - 22:46
United States · Cox Communications

Won't load for me. Says my connection reset while page was loading

Michael David Noble Pascual · 25 September 2013 - 22:39
Canada · Telus Communications

lol wut, Says it up but can't connect

Raymond Liu · 25 September 2013 - 22:10
United States · Time Warner Cable

oh god, its down when i needed it the most? = =!

Vahan Aivazian · 25 September 2013 - 21:38
United States · CenturyLink

same!! i've been trying to get on for the entire day.

Liezel Dignos · 25 September 2013 - 21:07
United States · AT&T U-verse

everytime i try to go on. it wouldnt load. :(

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