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yep figured out how to change my MAC address and that worked like a charm. thumb.gif
Thanks for your help, rep added

nice to know it worked, good info for if it ever happens to me or anyone else! thanks for the rep and posting the solution.
 
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Can someone enlightening me on how changing the MAC would resolve the problem? Is it your local router that was blocking the site? Just trying to wrap my head around this. Thanks!
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Can someone enlightening me on how changing the MAC would resolve the problem? Is it your local router that was blocking the site? Just trying to wrap my head around this. Thanks!

I determined it wasn't the router or wireless settings because I could connect via a proxy service and because I could not connect to the site when directly plugged into the modem (by passing the router entirely).
So what most likely was the problem was that my IP had been, for what ever reason, banned on that website. Changing my MAC address on the cable modem caused my WAN IP to change, thus allowing me to connect to the website because the new IP was not banned.
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That makes sense, thanks!
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ahh the mac on the modem ;D i thought you mean the mac on the pc ;D
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