Recently, after earthquake and Tsunami happen at Japan, you may having difficulty and slowness accessing Facebook.
This is because it is most likely caused by one of the hop servers at â€œfacebook-10G.hkix.net [188.8.131.52]â€ which located at Hong Kong Internet Exchange.
I found a temporary solution to fix the speed issue with Facebook.
WARNING: YOU NEED ADMINISTRATIVE ACCESS TO DO THIS!
All you need to do is just do the following:
How to Edit Hosts File:
If you have UAC turned on, kindly turn it off.
1.1 Windows XP/Vista/7 User:
1. Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\
2. Open hosts file with notepad.exe
3. Add the following at the last line with: 184.108.40.206Â Â Â www.facebook.com
5. Open your browser, key in www.facebook.com.
6. Enjoy the normal superfast speed!
Your hosts file should look like this:
# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a ‘#’ symbol.
# For example:
# 220.127.116.11Â rhino.acme.com # source server
# 18.104.22.168Â Â x.acme.com # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
If you are getting error in Windows 7
If you are getting errors, go to Start â€“> Control Panel â€“> User Accounts
Click Change User Account Control Settings
Set to Never Notify.
Save Settings and Restart PC. Then you should be able to edit your hosts file. 🙂