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Church internet filter on my personal network

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:21 pm
by kristinecirule
Hello everyone,
I'm not totally sure if this discussion has already occurred or not, but I can't find one. The problem is that it seems, that after using my computer in our local meetinghouse, Mozilla Firefox has sort of adopted the filter and while trying to access youtube from my personal home network, it gets blocked, and shows the regular page you'd get if trying to access youtube using the meetinghouse wifi.
It doesn't happen with Chrome, just Mozilla. And since Mozilla is my go-to browser it is sort of bothering me quite a bit. Does any of you have ever had this problem, if yes then how did you deal with it? If not maybe you have an idea how to get rid of this?
I truly apologize if this is not a discussion for this forum, but I sense that here I could find the answer, since the source is the particular LDS internet filtering system.

Re: Church internet filter on my personal network

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:27 pm
by russellhltn
That might happen if your computer is holding on to the DNS IP address it got from the church network. I'd suggest you completely reboot your computer so it picks up the DNS from your home network.

Re: Church internet filter on my personal network

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:34 pm
by kristinecirule
russellhltn wrote:That might happen if your computer is holding on to the DNS IP address it got from the church network. I'd suggest you completely reboot your computer so it picks up the DNS from your home network.


Do you mind telling what is a complete reboot?
If it's the regular restart, then I've tried it numerous times hoping it would work.

Re: Church internet filter on my personal network

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:37 pm
by eblood66
kristinecirule wrote:
russellhltn wrote:That might happen if your computer is holding on to the DNS IP address it got from the church network. I'd suggest you completely reboot your computer so it picks up the DNS from your home network.


Do you mind telling what is a complete reboot?
If it's the regular restart, then I've tried it numerous times hoping it would work.

It's possible that Firefox cached the blocked page. After trying to visit the page (and getting the blocked page) try pressing Ctrl-F5 to force it to completely reload the page.

Re: Church internet filter on my personal network

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:47 pm
by kristinecirule
eblood66 wrote:
kristinecirule wrote:
russellhltn wrote:That might happen if your computer is holding on to the DNS IP address it got from the church network. I'd suggest you completely reboot your computer so it picks up the DNS from your home network.


Do you mind telling what is a complete reboot?
If it's the regular restart, then I've tried it numerous times hoping it would work.

It's possible that Firefox cached the blocked page. After trying to visit the page (and getting the blocked page) try pressing Ctrl-F5 to force it to completely reload the page.



This worked! Thank you a million times! Now I can finally watch my funny cat videos in peace. :D

I have no idea if it's possible, but whoever manages this forum can now delete this thread [or keep it for people like me].

Re: Church internet filter on my personal network

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:59 pm
by russellhltn
kristinecirule wrote:[or keep it for people like me].

You've answered your own request. ;) We don't delete threads just because an answer has been found - we leave them up for others to learn.

Re: Church internet filter on my personal network

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:59 am
by JamesAnderson
Ctrl-F5 will work in Chrome as well as Firefox, it should work on IE as well.

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