I keep getting the following error when using certain websites:

"The connection has been reset."

I never see it with other websites.

Does this indicate a bad internet connection, something wrong with the website, site overload, or a denial of service attack?

It is probably a problem with the web site. Have you tried other browers, and if so, does the problem persist?

It took a while to find the answer. Birds had gotten into the splce box for the telephone lines next to the telephone pole and built a nest using the wires in the box. Every time it rained, I was getting DSL errors. These affected some servers more than others.

I just now found this topic again and decided to tell what happened.