I finally figured it out Jul 12, 2020 17:11:28 GMT -5
Post by smhardesty on Jul 12, 2020 17:11:28 GMT -5
The video below is what I get EVERY TIME I'm able to login to eBay. The image below that is what I get roughly a third of the time. I tried going to the eBay forum where they are SUPPOSED to be eBay gurus. I quickly found that they certainly ARE NOT gurus in the least. I basically was told that the majority of eBay users don't have these problems, so it MUST be my problem.
First of all, they couldn't resolve the problem. They actually had NO IDEA AT ALL as to what was causing the problem. I eventually figured out what the culprit is. I use free DNS servers instead of the default, Internet Service Provider's DNS server. I do it for two reasons. First, about 95% of Internet Service Providers have servers that are improperly configured and overloaded. Second, those same providers offer ZERO protection against all sorts of nasty Internet traffic, and most of you know how I feel about allowing access to my computers, my network, and my personal information.
I therefore have two options. One is to switch to my ISP's servers and allow most of the known world to have access to my data. The other option is to continue to tolerate the crap on eBay. Incidentally, eBay is the ONLY website I have ever attempted to access where this has happened. I access LOTS of sites, so is the problem mine, or eBay's? Don't bother to answer. It was rhetorical.
If I receive the Access To Website Blocked message, I have to shut my browser down, turn my wireless NIC off then turn it back on. Then when I open my browser again and go straight to eBay, I won't get the Blocked message. I just have to jump through all the hoops shown in the video. Ain't life grand?