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Old 04-08-2020, 09:57 PM
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It seems the Garrett website is down. I couldn't access the Searcher magazine or the website.

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If you're talking about garrett.com, it's workin' for me.

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If you're talking about garrett.com, it's workin' for me.
Me too

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Originally Posted by GLASSHOPPER1955 View post
If you're talking about garrett.com, it's workin' for me.
Same here, just checked it a few minutes ago after reading this thread, maybe it was a temporary glitch ?

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I checked again this morning and I get the blank page that states HTTP ERROR 404.

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Just now checked, working for me as well.

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Originally Posted by diggin4clad View post
It seems the Garrett website is down. I couldn't access the Searcher magazine or the website.

I get same error if I click on the main link Not Found
HTTP Error 404. The requested resource is not found.



but click on the sub-links and it will take you there

https://www.garrett.com/sport

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I get same error if I click on the main link Not Found
HTTP Error 404. The requested resource is not found.



but click on the sub-links and it will take you there

https://www.garrett.com/sport
I just put garrett.com in my browser and it worked?!?

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Not saying if it would work all the time, but I have had times when getting an "Error 404" that simply hitting the "refresh" button would fix it. So maybe there are times when a glitch simply causes an error just for the initial loading of a web page.

EDIT TO ADD:

I just now searched "ERROR 404" and a computer help site included as ONE of the possible reasons (and fix):

Refresh the Page

It doesnít happen often, but sometimes web servers can glitch and simply fail to show a page that really does exist. The first thing you should try is refreshing the page. Most browsers use the F5 key to refresh, and also provide a Refresh button somewhere on the address bar. It doesnít fix the problem very often, but it takes just a second to try.

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Aren't they suspending work till Corona is gone?

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Originally Posted by SeabeeRon View post
I just put garrett.com in my browser and it worked?!?
You have super powers some of us plain mortals must not have

When I click on the main link after googling garrett.com I get this message...

Not Found
HTTP Error 404. The requested resource is not found.


I really don't care to be honest as I am a Minelab and Whites guy

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You have super powers some of us plain mortals must not have

When I click on the main link after googling garrett.com I get this message...

Not Found
HTTP Error 404. The requested resource is not found.


I really don't care to be honest as I am a Minelab and Whites guy
O'Boy, let the Detector Brand Wars begin!!

(something to do while Social Distancing)

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Originally Posted by GKL View post
Not saying if it would work all the time, but I have had times when getting an "Error 404" that simply hitting the "refresh" button would fix it. So maybe there are times when a glitch simply causes an error just for the initial loading of a web page.

EDIT TO ADD:

I just now searched "ERROR 404" and a computer help site included as ONE of the possible reasons (and fix):

Refresh the Page

It doesnít happen often, but sometimes web servers can glitch and simply fail to show a page that really does exist. The first thing you should try is refreshing the page. Most browsers use the F5 key to refresh, and also provide a Refresh button somewhere on the address bar. It doesnít fix the problem very often, but it takes just a second to try.

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Also, Ctrl + F5 refreshes the page and by-passes the cached information for the website, which can fix the problem sometimes, too.

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Originally Posted by SeabeeRon View post
O'Boy, let the Detector Brand Wars begin!!

(something to do while Social Distancing)


I was checking some detector manufacturer web sites to see if any had alerts about if the Coronavirus was effecting their company, but you might have to search thru some of them as some don't have anything obvious on their main page.

Here is a list of several, add more that you are aware of:

https://www.minelab.com/usa/

https://www.garrett.com/

https://www.whiteselectronics.com/

http://www.fisherlab.com/

https://www.noktadetectors.com/

https://www.detecting.com/

https://www.questmetaldetectors.com/

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Don't know if it's related, but since these shelter-in-place orders, my internet has been very slow at certain times. Everyone must be online much more.

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Don't know if it's related, but since these shelter-in-place orders, my internet has been very slow at certain times. Everyone must be online much more.
I'm not any super expert at this, but I think I heard that some types of internet access can be more prone to slowdown as more people get online, maybe someone else has more detail on that particular aspect of internet speed.

You can check your internet speed at this link for free:

https://www.speedtest.net/

Due to various factors you likely are going to get a little less than 100% of what you're paying for, but it should be fairly close.

We get cable internet and the speed has been pretty dependable, we are paying for 25MB and the test just now showed 24.06MB so that is within acceptable allowances. (we could pay more for faster speeds but the 25MB has been working pretty good for us)

Some methods of internet access tend to be better than others, for instance I know a family that uses satellite internet and they verified what I heard, and that is satellite internet can be slowed or even stopped by heavy rain.

Here is some info copied from an internet help site:

Types of internet and how they affect your speed

Internet connections come in five basic types: dial-up, DSL, cable, fiber, and satellite.

Fiber internet is the fastest widely available internet technology. It uses fiber-optic cables, which are capable of transmitting large amounts of information quickly. While fiber is fast, it isnít available in as many areas as other types of internet. Much of the limitation in its availability stems from the high cost of creating its network infrastructure.

Cable internet uses the same types of cables that transmit cable TV services. It has broadband capability and thus can reach high speeds. It is usually available through current or former cable TV providers in their respective areas. Cable internet speeds are usually similar to DSL speeds, but can be even faster in some areas.

DSL, short for Digital Subscriber Line, uses a connection that looks similar to a phone line, but the wiring inside is different and allows for broadband transmission. This makes DSL much faster than dial-up. Current or former telephone companies that also provide internet service often use this technology, and it is usually available throughout their service areas.

Satellite internet is delivered wirelessly to the receiver, but it still requires wires to transport the signal from the receiver to different locations throughout the building. Because itís wireless, itís available almost anywhere in the United States. Satellite internet has bandwidth comparable to DSL and cable but can often feel slower due to latency.

Dial-up is the slowest connection technology because it canít support broadband and thus has limited bandwidth. (See the previous section for more information about this.) Because of its technological limitations, it is almost obsolete.

Latency

Latency is the time required for a signal to travel from one computer to another computer on the network and back. In terms of internet service, latency usually means the time required for a signal to travel to the internet service providerís (ISPís) server and back.

Latency is often referred to using different terms, including ping, ping rate, and lag. People use these interchangeably, but they actually mean different things:

Latency is the time it takes for a signal to make a round-trip journey from your computer to the ISP and back.

Ping rate is the measure of latency, usually in milliseconds.

A ping is the signal sent to test latency.

Lag is a result of latency.

Whatever you choose to call it, the lower the number the better.

High ping, or high latency, results in longer wait times when information uploads to or downloads from the internet.

Satellite internet has high latency because the signal must travel to a satellite orbiting the earth and back in order to reach the ISPís server. This distance is much farther and takes more time than land-based internet connections. Traveling from the satellite to Earth takes more time, leading to higher latency.

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10-4 Gary, very informative. I know DSL is prone to slowdowns when many nearby are online at once.

One friend was putting a last-second bid in on Ebay and the system was so slow by the time the "confirm your bid" prompt came up, it was too late and he missed out.

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