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EntoK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 28, 2010 6:23 AM
Recently, for the last month or two, my mac won't let me look at certain websites. (i.e apple.com, hulu.com, some yahoo.com sites.) Cannot find a solution on any forums yet that work for me. The internet works fine on the other computers in the house and I can access those sites with no problems. I have snow leopard on my Macmini, and I tried reinstalling it and the websites worked ONE time, then if I closed the browser the sites would come up with the error, cannot connect to the internet. Or in the case of the Hulu site, show text only with no formatting. I also tried reinstalling Java, and it did the same thing, would let me see the website once and then not again. Not sure what else I can try. Does anyone have any suggestions? Is there some update i have not installed yet that does not come up in my updates? Thanks for all help.
First Gen. MacMini, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Dec 28, 2010 6:26 AM (in response to EntoK)
    What browser are you using? Have you tried using OpenDNS servers? Reinstalling an entire OS for your issue is overkill and not necessary because it is not an OS issue.
     MacBook Pro 2.8 Ghz 15" / 4 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iPhone 3GS
  • k.panic Level 3 Level 3 (605 points)
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    Dec 28, 2010 6:30 AM (in response to EntoK)
    Try a different user on the Mini, or a test user, to see if the problem only happens within your account. If it happens in both accounts, you've probably got something in the root Library causing trouble.
    15" MacBook Pro i7 (Mid 2010), Mac Mini (Mid 2009), iPad, iPod, iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Go break something!
  • imcleod Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 10, 2011 6:05 PM (in response to k.panic)
    I have this problem as well. K.panic, what would the troubleshooting steps be to find the root Library problem?
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2.5 GHz 4GB
  • JcDenaes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 3, 2011 6:07 PM (in response to EntoK)
    Same for me, started with Facebook on all browsers (FF, Chrome, Safari)a month or two from now, and today twitter and this very support.apple.com + some software like ClamXav cannot connect anymore to update their database, etc.
    In VirtualBox with Ubuntu and VMWare Fusion Win XP : both with FF, same problem, same websites / IP

    _It is neither the router nor the DNS_ since my wife's computer works fine on the same network with all those websites and apps (PowerPC 10.5.8)
    _It is not the firewall either_ on or off, it does not change a thing.

    So far, I managed to make it all work (even apps like ClamXav) by using Vidalia TOR + Tor add-on on FF || Tor Browser (Safari under Namaroka) works great too.
    Tor makes browsing a little bit slower and anonymity can have its drawbacks, so it is not a long-term solution.

    So for those in need of a quick access to their websites :
    www.torproject.org > Download > Tor Browser Bundle for OS X Intel

    Now, why is that it works with Tor and not without ?
    What to do to solve the situation ?

    TIA for any help !
    --
    Jc.
    MacBook Pro2,2, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2.33 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • beantown696969 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 3, 2011 6:33 PM (in response to JcDenaes)
    I am having the same exact problem. I can ping twitter.com and apple.com but I cannot load them in ANY browser.

    Not a firewall issue
    MacBook (Aluminum but not Pro), Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • JcDenaes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    @k.panic : all user accounts on the same computer are affected. Then what kind of root Lib problem shall it be ? How to locate it ?

    @beantown696969 : I confirm : Ping works, not browsing
    MacBook Pro2,2, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2.33 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • beantown696969 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 4, 2011 8:08 AM (in response to JcDenaes)
    i got twitter to work in safari by making an exception in the proxy for twitter.com

    i'm going to bring it to the apple store today
    MacBook (Aluminum but not Pro), Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • beantown696969 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 4, 2011 8:17 AM (in response to k.panic)
    @k.panic it is not specific to the user, it is happening on all user accounts
    MacBook (Aluminum but not Pro), Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • abstruse1980 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the exact same problem with twitter.com can't connect to it no matter what I do using my MBP. Browser choice and DNS server make no difference. I can get straight on via my iPhone (which is connected to exactly the same network)

    Checked my hosts list and proxy settings, can't see anything amiss. Anyone have more info on this issue?
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), 4GB RAM
  • beantown696969 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Do you guys have PeerGuardian? Deleted that and it fixed the problem.
    MacBook (Aluminum but not Pro), Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • mctconsortium Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 15, 2011 11:48 AM (in response to EntoK)
    I am having the exact same issues with Apple.com and Twitter.com. Changing DNS to Google's or OpenDNS fixes issues with Apple.com (although I'm still not sure why the problem started in the first place with my ISP's DNS), but I still cannot access Twitter from ANY browser. Changing DNS does not fix the problem. The guy at the Apple store told me to reinstall my OS, which I did and that did not help. This is very annoying.
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • JcDenaes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    @beantown : I agree, PeerGuardian is at the root of the problem. If its lists are disable everything return to normal.

    Quesiton is : how is that PeerGuardian interfere if the application is not even launched, not even as a process ?
    MacBook Pro2,2, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2.33 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Arhsmacdude Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    did you try chrome? if you can't access it with chrome, then its being blocked by your ISP
    macbook pro (13 in 2.53 GHz) (Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.6), I use an iPod Shuffle, iPod Touch, iBook G4, and iMac (20" Mid-2007)
  • mctconsortium Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Chrome is my default browser.
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
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