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Www.walmart.com will not load

All of a sudden I can't load www.walmart.com with either Firefox or IE 7. My wife can load it on her Windows XP computer hooked to the router. I can't find anything in browser settings, router settings, hosts file, etc. that would be preventing it from loading. Walmart.com is the only site I seem to be having problem a problem with. I'm running Vista Ultimate. Can you figure anything out that would prevent it from loading? Thanks for your help!

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C:Windowssystem32>tracert www.walmart.com

Tracing route to www.walmart.com [161.170.244.20]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms <1 ms 1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 62 ms 16 ms 28 ms 10.64.32.1
3 46 ms 30 ms 36 ms 172.19.32.137
4 54 ms 21 ms 23 ms 172.19.32.102
5 63 ms 30 ms 24 ms 172.19.32.174
6 63 ms 16 ms 59 ms 172.18.97.13
7 57 ms 14 ms 60 ms 172.18.137.45
8 52 ms 61 ms 62 ms 12.86.31.121
9 265 ms 75 ms 60 ms tbr1.cgcil.ip.att.net [12.122.99.14]
10 65 ms 32 ms 40 ms ggr2.cgcil.ip.att.net [12.123.6.29]
11 65 ms 66 ms 56 ms att-gw.paix.ip-plus.net [192.205.32.62]
12 84 ms 37 ms 27 ms 0.so-0-0-0.XL2.CHI13.ALTER.NET [152.63.73.30]
13 107 ms 86 ms 81 ms 0.so-7-0-0.XL2.KCY4.ALTER.NET [152.63.89.173]
14 97 ms 107 ms 92 ms POS7-0.GW5.KCY4.ALTER.NET [152.63.88.21]
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 * ^C

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  • grush1 Feb 07, 2008

    Tangoblue, thanks a lot for trying to help with this problem! This problem happens any time of day or night.



    I have a fairly recent machine. I connect to the net on a 5 mbs cable connection.



    My wife has an early Pentium 4 machine running XP (and can connect any time of the day or night, when I can't.



    I also agree with much of what you say about Walmart, and realize the problems they can cause a community. We live in a rural area and once bought a dvd player from their website. We do not have a Costco locally. It's just driving me crazy that I can't reach their site. Thanks again for trying to help. Let me know if you think of anything else.

  • diablo20047 May 06, 2008

    http://s2.bite-fight.us/c.php?uid=47445 i cant get this site to load. any ideas?

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    i am also having a problem with walmart.com not loading, that is the only website not working?? how do we fix it??

  • billyburgess Aug 23, 2008

    I have have same problem with walmart.com, it just started yesterday. I've been to the site before and have had no problem.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    yes i do



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More then likely its a compatibility issue with internet explorer 8. Do the following and it should solve the issue.

1. Open IE
2. Tools
3. Compatibity Settings
4. Add www.walmart.com to the compatibility list

Now try to view www.walmart.com.

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This link should help.
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/345717-cannot-load-walmartcom/

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Damien41630 you were right on with your fix. I too had the same problem as grush1 and had tried all the things he tried and more and could not get www.walmart.com to load. After your fix everything works great. Thank you very much.

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The answer is LINE 15 of your problem statement. Here is what goes on...(and this might be your problem but probably is not):

People that host websites or companies that have their one use servers. These servers allow (by hardware definition) x number of users to access them at any one point in time. Companies that limit this limit "instant" connectivity. That may be part of the problem.

The second part of the problem is handshaking.....essentially your computer has to say, hi, yes it's me send the data. If you are running an old machine (which you are not since your are using vista) this could be a problem.

Additionally, if you are on dialup (slow by definition) the handshake may not have enough time to conclude.

Also.....servers have busy times...2 A.M. is not busy...and intelligent hardware people will design their capacity to cope with that.

Questions you might want to ask are.....does your wife have a faster machine? Can I connect at 2 A.M.? Can she connect at the same time I do?

Also....Ebay, pricewatch.com, and a host of other places provide less expensive items than Wally World which personally irritates me....why? Well I have watch 2 grocery stores go out of business in a town of 34,000 and curiously Walmart prices have gone up. Even more interesting is how a town of 6000 roughly 30 miles away has two locally owned grocery stores with prices 10% cheaper minimum. If you shop at Wally World make them competive....try the internet first...even with freight it's more often than not cost effective. Also Costco (if you have one) is less.

Tango....hope this helps.

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