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Ramphys Calculating status...
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Oct 8, 2012 11:14 AM

Please help. I have 5 macs on wireless network. 3 laptop 2 desktop. on the desktop with leopard I can not load some web pages( facebook, autoblog, you tube ...) that til yesterday I brouse with no problem. I have reset the modem , router and computer as well as reset safari and empty cookies and cache. still can not open some pages with safari or firefox.

Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 1:45 PM (in response to Ramphys)

    What exactly happens when you try?

     

    Are these http or https sites/pages?

     

    Try putting these numbers in Network>TCP/IP>DNS Servers, for the Interface you connect with...

     

    208.67.222.222

    208.67.220.220

     

    Then Apply.

    For 10.5/10.6 Network, highlight Interface>Advanced button>DNS tab>little + icon.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 3:10 PM (in response to Ramphys)

    Ah, great to hear, thanks!

     

    It was having trouble looking up URLs...

     

    DNS Servers are a bit like Phone books where you look up a name and it gives you the phone number, in our case, you put in apple.com and it comes back with 17.149.160.49 behind the scenes.  

     

    These Servers have been patched to guard against DNS poisoning, and are faster/more reliable than most ISP's DNS Servers.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 10:26 AM (in response to Ramphys)

    Turn off IPv6 and change your DNS servers again to 8.8.8.8

     

    If you have any more problems look up 'flush DNS cache' on Google and do it about once a day.

     

    Restart your Mac at least once a day.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 10:43 AM (in response to Neville Hillyer)

    Restart your Mac at least once a day.

    What is supposed to be accomplished by doing that?

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 10:52 AM (in response to Ramphys)

    What browser are you using and what version? Are you using any extensions with your browser? Do you have anything in Input Menus (might be called Input Methods.) Look in your Home Folder Library and the HD Library for those.

     

    Message was edited by: WZZZ

     

    EDIT: Oh, I see it's Safari. Try Firefox and see if it makes any difference.

     

    http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

     

    Also try just quitting Safari, clearing the cache and cookies and reopening it. You can always get the cookies back.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to WZZZ)

    My 733 Mhz G4+ with Leopard is always faster after a restart - perhaps it releases memory, flushes caches and consolidates disk changes. You will see from several posts here that restarts can also cure some glitches.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 2:12 PM (in response to Neville Hillyer)

    Yes I'm well a restart may sometimes cure some minor glitches, and it certainly releases the swap space (although I don't see that, in particular, having anything to do with this issue), but I question your advice to restart daily.

     

    And I question whether a restart has anything to do with solving this problem, which is that some web pages aren't loading. This doesn't sound like a system glitch at all.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 3:14 PM (in response to Ramphys)

    You could look at this other recent thread but I doubt that you have the same problem:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20161334

     

    What have you done to this Mac since it last worked properly?

     

    Can you paste a few URLs that don't work and a few which do?

     

    Do you have virus software or strange firewall settings?

     

    Are Java, JavaScript and cookies enabled?

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 5:50 AM (in response to Ramphys)

    I have no difficulties with these pages.

     

    Can you try a different account on the problem Mac?

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 7:18 AM (in response to Ramphys)
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