Hi all, this seemed the best place to ask this question, apologies if it's not!
I've recently joined up with an online game called Travian (building villages type game). There are two UK servers I have an account on - s1.travian.co.uk (220.127.116.11) and s2.travian.co.uk (18.104.22.168)
When I'm at work, I can keep both sites open all day (yeah, I know I'm lucky!), without any problems. When I'm at home, I can log on to both sites, but within about 10 or 15 mins, I get a Page Not Found error. The internet connection is still fine, as I can browse any other site. When I Ping the site, it finds the IP address straight away, so I know the DNS lookup is working, but Ping just times out.
I compared the tracert output with the site up, and when it goes down, and the only difference is that the very last hop times out when the site's unavailable (sorry, haven't got the last address to hand).
However, if I reboot my router, I can log back on to both sites without any problems (for another 10 or 15 mins, anyway)
Just for added detail, my home ISP is Sky (paying for 16Mb, only getting 5Mb - but that's a different ongoing matter!), I run wireless from a Belkin ADSL router (I did try a direct connection when the site dropped, and it made no difference), and I'm using OpenDNS.
Any ideas why only these two sites keep dropping out on me, and why rebooting the router would help?
Thanks in advance, Steve