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Website Down Due to NameCheap DNS Server Issues

Today I saw one strange redirection issue with, where its bare address is not opening or redirecting to the WWW version. At first, I thought it might be an issue with my Internet Service Provider, but their support team said that everything was working fine at their side. My next move was to check the Blogger settings. However, detailed research on popular webmaster forums revealed that the issue was not with Blogger custom domain name settings.

As a last resort, I contacted the live chat support of my domain registrar.

I have registered with NameCheap, one of my first choice domain name registrars.

While troubleshooting the issue with the support person, he informed me that it was due to DDoS attack against their default DNS server and they might want a little bit time to resolve it.

He suggested me to change the current DNS server I selected for my web address to backup DNS System.

Though changing the current DNS server may help to…
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Let us check what does putting a D-link router into bridge mode do. How does it work differently from normal mode?

The D-link device in the bridge mode accepts a point to point communication only.

It is important to remember that once we change D-Link router into bridge mode, it will not connect to other WiFi clients and its Internet port also will be disabled.

Every device connected to the Ethernet ports of the D-link router will connect to the WiFi from the first Router.

Steps to Configure D-Link Wireless Router in Bridge mode

KAS Preliminary Exam Preparation With Model Question Papers

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KAS Examination Pattern Kerala Administrative Service examination has three phases. They are:

Preliminary Test

Main Test

This article focuses on how to prepare for KAS Preliminary examination and how to answer for the model question papers.

Kerala PSC KAS Preliminary Examination Mark Distribution Let us check the details of the study papers in the KAS Preliminary exam and the maximum marks for each section.

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The charts provided below will help you un…

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Why Do Cox Blocks Internet Ports?
According to Cox's technical support, they block certain Internet ports to protect their customers against common worms and dangerous online services.

Another reason for Blocking Internet Ports by Cox is to limit the usage of upstream bandwidth. To see the list of Internet ports disabled, visit the link below.

Why Do I Need to Open Ports In Cox Modem?
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How to Configure Idea 4G & 3G With Faster Internet APN Settings on Android Phone?

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How to Get Latest Idea 4G Internet Settings?
Get Idea Net Settings Automatically
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If you have not receive it automatically, you may visit the link below on another device and enter your Mobile Connection Number.

Manual APN Settings

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I need to press the power button to restart the device.

When I searched on the Internet, I am not alone with this problem. A lot of people complain about the random freezing issues with Acer Aspire ES1 laptops.

I have written this tutorial based on my troubleshooting steps on Acer Aspire Laptop to find out the reasons for its sudden hanging and the fix.

Why Do Acer Aspire Laptops Freezes Randomly?
I could not find a straight answer to this question. Some users report their Acer laptop freeze while charging and cannot unfreeze using a keyboard or mouse.

Some users f…

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What Does Destination Unreachable (Port Unreachable) Mean?
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Let me explain this with a real-world example. When someone pings a remote host, the ping packets will travel from his device to the destination.

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Let you show you the screenshot I took from my Windows PC, before explaining the meaning of PING: Transmit failed General Failure message.

PING: transmit failed. General failure means I lost all the ping packets I sent to the loopback address.

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How to Enable WiFi Adapter in Windows 10 Laptop?

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Jio Recharge Cashback Coupon Codes of the Month
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Many of the payment gateways offer 100 percent Cashback for the first time JioFi recharge through their websites and Apps.

To get the Cashback offer, you need to use the promo code or coupon code while paying for your JioFi recharge.

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Steps to Configure Belkin Wireless N Router
Connect Belkin Router To Your Computer & Modem

This is the first step in configuring the device on your network. Connect devices as per the order provided below.
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