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Internet connection problems in China

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Is anyone else from the Middle Country having problems connecting to Orient Expat?

I'm having to use a proxy at present, I'm not sure if it's something to do with my new ISP since moving into a new apartment or another reason..

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Do you have the greendam some where? :lac:

Maybe Mandy have to remove my post about the book "Prisoner of the State".....

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I don't think it's Greendam, I bought a new desktop here a couple of months ago, this site was connecting without any problems until I moved apartment last week (and changed ISP). Although a number of other sites were blocked last week, such as facebucks.

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Who do you use?

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Topway cable internet.

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lol, I have only had DSL in China up til now. A new desktop? Made in China? And did your ISP installed any software to "boost" your speed?

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Yeah, I had DSL before, found it was very slow despite being a 3Mb connection. I'm finding Cable internet is much faster for both browsing and downloading.

I bought all of the components here, but built it myself.

My ISP didn't install anything on either of my computers, they simply plugged in my router to the cable modem. I even changed my router settings to cable internet myself.

The problem is a number of popular sites were blocked at the same time as I moved apartment, friends around the city with the same ISP and with DSL are having the same issues with other sites. So I'm not sure if it's just my ISP causing the problem or the great firewall itself.

Are you in China now Starseeker?

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I wasn't having any problems with OrientExpat a few days ago...

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Very odd, now I'm connecting to the site without any problems.

I guess it must have been something to do with my ISP.

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I am thinking it might be a good idea for me to get a private proxy next time I go to China as I am reliant on the internet for my business.

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