Can't Post on CNET Forums Using DSL, Dialup Works
by KAWill70 - 4/24/12 1:26 PM
I've encountered a very unusual situation and wonder if anyone has any suggestions.
Recently I have not been able to post on the CNET Forums and get red text saying the following:
"Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again"
This happens with both Firefox and Internet Explorer. Everything worked fine two months ago. The Preview works normally. The system is a PC running WinXP. I booted Ubuntu Linux from a CD and Flash Drive and get the exact same results.
I have deleted cookies, reset the modem, logged in and out, and repeated the attempt to post for many days. My IP address is different every day.
I then tried a 56K modem and the Dialup Connection works with CNET! It would appear that the DSL is somehow at fault. The DSL and Dialup are both provided by AT&T.
However, this computer works fine on many forums and secure web sites.
I've turned the DSL Modem off and on and run Speed Tests. All appears normal. I also accessed the Speedstream DSL modem directly with the web address provided on the bottom label and all diagnostics pass.
If anyone has any suggestions, please pass them along. Since I can access many other forums using DSL, I assume CNET is interacting with the user differently compared with other forums.
I am using my Dialup service for this post and will respond when I can.