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Martin Harris21/09/2018 00:35:03
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BTInternet works fine for me (same town as Dick BTW) but I had a problem using my Ipad in Lowestoft on Sky earlier this week so it doesn't appear to be ISP specific - although it's possible that our ISP is serving us from different nodes or IP address ranges.

John Roberts 921/09/2018 08:52:01
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Same problem for me. I have tried connecting several times over the last 24 hours without success. I get various screen messages but this one is the most frequent:

Cannot securely connect to this page

This might be because the site uses outdated or unsafe TLS security settings. If this keeps happening, try contacting the website’s owner.

ken anderson.21/09/2018 10:09:03
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all good here,pc c/w win 10 and LG phone c/w android system...connects to site -no problems.

ken anderson...ne..1....BMFA dept.

Robert Cracknell21/09/2018 11:09:14
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Ken

Who is your internet provider....?

trebor21/09/2018 11:09:38
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No luck here on Win10, google chrome or Microsoft Edge Bing bang bong crying Oooh Sky thinking

Edited By trebor on 21/09/2018 11:10:47

Paul C.21/09/2018 11:09:46
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Working ok for me using Android galaxy tablet on bt Internet.

Paul.

ken anderson.21/09/2018 11:10:42
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Posted by Robert Cracknell on 21/09/2018 11:09:14:

Ken

Who is your internet provider....?

Post Office.....

ken anderson...ne..1....WWW dept.

Paul C.21/09/2018 11:21:16
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These issues may be down to preparation work being carried out for the system changes scheduled for Sunday, ,these things are always a bit of a challenge and will no doubt end up with a few glitches over the following days. We should prepare to be a little patient while they work through the upgrade, I am sure we all have plenty of that as we don't seem to use much of it wink

Paul.

Dickw21/09/2018 11:57:33
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Posted by Paul C. on 21/09/2018 11:21:16:

These issues may be down to preparation work being carried out for the system changes scheduled for Sunday, ...............................................

Paul.

Paul

We have been assured by the BMFA that the issues are not down to the scheduled work, so we are just trying to identify any common factors that may help identify the cause of the problem.

So far it doesn't seem to be down to browser or operating system or even ISP, could the type of router be an issue?

Dick

trebor21/09/2018 12:01:05
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Safari on my old Iphone wont connect dont know

Denis Watkins21/09/2018 12:18:46
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To move this along, I emailed three colleagues details of the BMFA yesterday

None of these lads are flyers or have googled BMFA before

All three did, and connected and navigated the site, no problem

In Barnstaple, Devon

In Newcastle and in

Manchester

Do the same with your pals

And try again, as previously suggested, switching off the modem for at least 10 seconds, then reboot the whole shebang

 

Edited By Denis Watkins on 21/09/2018 12:23:41

Paul C.21/09/2018 12:19:32
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Dick,Missed that BMFA post on the previous page embarrassed. In a previous life I used to work in IT mainly on business systems my experience that when the techies prepair for upgrades they sneak in a few upgrades to the current operating systems to allow a 'seamless transittion' what that really means is that carry out software updates that they should have done years ago wink. Hope they get this issue sorted soon, it's a pain to track down when it's impacting all users.

Paul.

Paul C.21/09/2018 12:22:58
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When it's NOT impacting all users embarrassed oops

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator21/09/2018 12:32:07
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For what it's worth (!) I'm getting no problems. The ISP is BT, both Chrome and Explorer work OK and both PC (Windows Vista) and phone (Android V) are fine. I can get the site in all combinations. So, er,...no issues here at least!

BEB

John Roberts 921/09/2018 14:12:34
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This gets more interesting. As mentioned above I have been unable to connect to the BMFA site for 24 hours+. So far I have only tried to access the site using MS Edge.

Out of curiosity I tried to connect using Firefox but this browser also refused to connect but, and here is where things get interesting, my anti-virus software (AVG) simultaneously threw up a dialogue box saying:

"We've safely aborted connection on www.bmfa.org because it was infected with HTML:Iframe-BLG (Tri)".

This presents at least 2 possibilities. First, AVG (and perhaps other AV products) is throwing up a false positive or second, AVG is correct and the BMFA site does indeed have a nasty lurking.

Someone far more tech minded than me might be able to throw a bit more light on this?

I am a BT internet user connecting via a Hub 6 router - rebooting the router makes no difference either.

Dickw21/09/2018 14:20:54
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Posted by John Roberts 9 on 21/09/2018 14:12:34:.........

I am a BT internet user connecting via a Hub 6 router - rebooting the router makes no difference either.

Ah! - another Hub 6 router.

I turned off the router for several minutes. Turned on again - no difference. Tried Ctrl and F5 together - now it works and can navigate round the BMFA site and to other sites and back again.

Shut down browser and restarted it and no access again - Ctrl and F5 doesn't work now either.

I have repeated this sequence to check it.

Short of 5 minutes delay shutting down and restarting the router (BT Hub 6) each time I want to use the BMFA site - we still have a problem.

Dick

Robert Cracknell21/09/2018 14:57:38
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Strange..!

My broadband is provided by BT and I cannot access the BMFA main website. However, when I connect into my neighbours broadband (...don't tell 'im Pike) which is EE I connect first time.....

Maybe it is a security protocol only applying to some broadband providers...

Stuart Z21/09/2018 15:08:36
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Hi,

I just tried via iPad and desktop and got nowhere. Blank screen on iPad and “couldn’t get a secure connection” on the desktop. Hope this gets sorted as renewals time is coming up.

Rocker21/09/2018 16:01:01
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Does not matter what I do I am still lock out so no BMFA web site for me sadthumbs down

Steve Dunne21/09/2018 16:09:15
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Just tried with https://bmfa.org/ - straight in, no problem.

Win 7 laptop, Firefox, Sky router.

Steve.cheeky.

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