Connection Errors - "This site can't be reached."

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mingersoll
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Post by mingersoll » January 12th, 2022, 3:28 pm

Although I just joined the forum, I am a high school teacher and have been using LibriVox audiobooks for years. I do not use an "app" and never download files. I go directly to the website, pull up the book I need, and start listening, chapter by chapter. I also refer my students to the site in case they want to listen and read along. Since the Christmas break, I cannot access any of the files. I go to the website, request the book through the search feature, and click on the title, which brings up the chapters. When I click on a chapter, I get the message "This site can't be reached." I have no idea what I am doing wrong. One of the computer techs at my school came by and said maybe your links were broken so I could not access them. I would appreciate help from anyone who has suggestions so I can access the files. I did not see a link to report technical or connection errors. Thank you.

mingersoll
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Post by mingersoll » January 12th, 2022, 3:47 pm

This is an addition to my previous email.
I tried "Edge" and got the same result - no access.

Peter Why
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Post by Peter Why » January 12th, 2022, 3:54 pm

What country are you trying from? A few restrict access to archive.org, where our files are stored, because of some of the material on that site.

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TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » January 12th, 2022, 3:56 pm

Any book? If it's a specific book, please name it.

Our files are hosted on Archive.org. Try going there directly. The links to the audios will all be the same, though.

mingersoll
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Post by mingersoll » January 12th, 2022, 4:04 pm

I am in the USA - Texas.
I just tried to access through the Firefox browser, and got the same message - no access.

mingersoll
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Post by mingersoll » January 12th, 2022, 4:05 pm

I tried accessing Silas Marner and Huckleberry Finn.
No access.

mingersoll
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Post by mingersoll » January 12th, 2022, 4:06 pm

I just tried Archive.org - no access

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 12th, 2022, 4:13 pm

It sounds like something on your computer or network is blocking archive.org, possibly antivirus software or if you are using a school computer, some setting to restrict student access from the school's computers.
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