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Dodgy IP Address? (81.174.207.253)

Spruance
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Dodgy IP Address? (81.174.207.253)

Since around mid evening on Monday 31st March 2014 I have been experiencing very slow page loading times coupled with buttons and other functions not working properly (mainly on Facebook) but with page time outs on a number of other sites.
Having looked at my Technicolor router log it seems more than a coincidence that my last change of dynamic IP address coincided with the start of these problems. I have noticed that the 'culprit' i.e. IP 81.174.207.253 is blacklisted on four anti-spam websites whereas the current IP 87.112.184.2 is only blacklisted on one. Might this have something to do with it?
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Plusnet Alumni (retired) chrispurvey
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Re: Dodgy IP Address? (81.174.207.253)

Your IP being blacklisted shouldn't have an impact on your browsing, E-Mail servers check incoming mail against these blacklists as a preventative measure to combat SPAM coming into their system.
Since your IP address changed to your current one have you seen any difference when browsing?
Spruance
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Re: Dodgy IP Address? (81.174.207.253)

Everything seems back to normal today Chris. Thanks for the reassuarance on the IP addresses.  Smiley