couldn't connect to server: Error contacting server.

Case number:671076-992457
Opened by:jeff101
Opened on:Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 06:12
Last modified:Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 10:20

I started playing Foldit Friday 4/20/12. I set up an account and did the Tutorial Puzzles. I even tried some of the Science Puzzles. Things seemed to be working fine. Then something changed and I started getting the error "couldn't connect to server: Error contacting server." What can I do to make Foldit work again? Does Foldit's server go down Fri night or Sat for maintenance? I keep looking for helpful tips in the wiki and such but haven't found the answer yet. Please help if you know what to do. Thanks!

(Sun, 04/22/2012 - 06:12  |  2 comments)

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it works for me.
Can you try again?

See here how to help the developper to understand: os, end of log file

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My firewall was blocking it. Once I unblocked Foldit.exe, I could connect again.


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