I'm a huge fan of Anime and I do read up a lot about the stories in the wikia site. However, since the last week, it wasn't accessible to me, that too only under my home WiFi.

Things I tried:

  • Run it against isup.me site. It's definitely up.
  • Try opening it in other devices (my main desktop, secondary laptop and 4 mobile phones). None works.
  • Stop connecting to my home WiFi and connect to mobile data hotspot instead. Works blazingly fast.
  • Thought of it as some caching, so I tried changing the DNS servers from ISP ones to Google's, OpenDNS, and also the latest CloudFlare DNS. None works.
  • Flush the DNS cache in my systems using NSCD (I run Ubuntu on all my systems). Did no effect.
  • Deleted the WiFi configuration, rebooted a few times and reconnect. No luck either.
  • Load it from a VPN, it works suddenly. I've checked with ISP and got clarified that the site is not banned in my country.
  • Tried resetting the router, but got no luck there either.

Some specs:

My OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Router: DLINK DIR-300
Laptop: Lenovo E41

P.S.: Ping doesn't connect either, it just says 100% packet loss.

Is there anything else I could try before contacting the ISP support team? Please guide me how to solve it.

  • I assume you cannot connect to wikia.com? You changed the DNS servers of your access point not the client you were using I presume? – Ramhound Apr 12 '18 at 14:02
  • @Ramhound I just tried that as well. Unfortunately nope. I even rebooted both the system and the router. – Sri Harsha Chilakapati Apr 12 '18 at 14:14
  • If you connect to a proxy or VPN on the client, are you able to, access the website? You can use TOR to accomplish this if you have no other options. – Ramhound Apr 12 '18 at 14:24
  • Well, that is an option I want to avoid. All the systems I had are provided to me by the company I work at (I live in their quarters) so I can't install new software without prior approval. – Sri Harsha Chilakapati Apr 12 '18 at 14:32
  • If you are unable to use a proxy or VPN then you cannot rule out the fact, your companies firewall is blocking or filtering the content – Ramhound Apr 12 '18 at 15:37

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