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ibagho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am sorry if this already has a thread but I couldn't find it. My question is whether anyone can give me some advice about how to get over the problem of safari not opening certain websites. I have followed Apple's suggestion's to add "index/html" following the address but it does not work. They also suggest to contact each websites adminstrator which I don't have the time as there are a number of websites in which I have encountered this problem. Also, it seems to be a deficiency of the Safari rather than the other websites. How do I get over this obestacle? TX!

Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • 1. Re: safari won't open certain websites
    scapesuiter Level 7 Level 7 (27,660 points)
    ibagho, if you want help here, you will need to give examples of the pages so people can test them to try to determine why they don't load properly.
  • 2. Re: safari won't open certain websites
    ibagho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks scapesuiter. For instance Amazon. I couldn't get on to it and the following message was displayed "Safari can not connect to the server". Also, the following page has been a constant problem. www.fitnessfirst.com.au

    Thanks a lot!
  • 3. Re: safari won't open certain websites
    QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (48,115 points)
    Using a wireless connection when you surf?
    It's not a Safari issue when it "can't find" or "can't connect". It's a network issue or a server issue.
    Both your URL's opened just fine for me. If you've using wireless try a direct connection to your modem instead. That will help narrow down the trouble.
  • 4. Re: safari won't open certain websites
    maxpower0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    A good example of a website that is not accessible with Safari is www.zillow.com. They'll tell you to use Safari 3.x beta.
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    ibagho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you!
  • 6. Re: safari won't open certain websites
    Tom_X Level 5 Level 5 (5,260 points)
    If you don't want to install Safari 3.x beta for sites like
    http://www.zillow.com/
    you could install the latest WebKit r26041.
    http://nightly.webkit.org/

    Works for me.

    Tom
  • 7. Re: safari won't open certain websites
    mixmac38 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i hav had the same problem on safari and firfox when i try to open certain websites. i also hav a pc connected to the same wireless network. it only doesnt work on 2 websites so far. 1 of them is youtube, but the strange thing is that it works just fine on the youtube widget. it seems to load at first but very slowly than it says it cant connect. i had this same problem last week and the websites worked again after a while. please help me because the websites that wont work are some of the ones i use the most.
  • 8. Re: safari won't open certain websites
    newtomactoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi,

    I use a somewhat obscure on-line e-mail server at www.walla.com. It's never given me more then a couple minutes trouble here and there when logging in on any PC but with my mac, even though it will let me log in, it never manages to load up my inbox no matter how long I wait.

    Anyone have any idea why this might be and what I might be able to do.

    (I'm not using wireless right now and I just got this mac so I'm assuming 3.x beta is my defult Safari)

    Thank you.
  • 9. Re: safari won't open certain websites
    Carl Szablak Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    I got the same trouble as mixmac! Except I don't have another computer connected, and I'm not on a wireless nerwork.

    When I try to open http://www.watat.com in either Safari or Firefox, all I get is a message saying that the server stopped responding or the connection has timed out, respectively. I know the website is running because I asked an acquaintence ( on a Mac laptop ) to try the page, and BOOM, it opened with no trouble. A friend suggested to check my OS X firewall configuration and reconfigure. ( Huh? ) Seeing the problem exists using either browser, this leads me to believe that the trouble is with my machine. Can anybody give me a hand, before I have to call Apple support?

    Message was edited by: Carl Szablak
  • 10. Re: safari won't open certain websites
    Jpfresno Level 4 Level 4 (3,020 points)
    newtomactoo wrote:
    Hi,

    I just got this mac so *I'm assuming 3.x beta is my default Safari.*

    Thank you.


    Hi newtomactoo, Welcome to Apple's Users Help Users Forums.

    *I would not think so*. click on Safari / About Safari. I am 2.0.4 (419.3)

    Enjoy your new Mac, JP

    Message was edited by: Jpfresno
  • 11. Re: safari won't open certain websites
    MattyB199 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hello all,

    Just to add to this (rather than start my own thread) I'd also appreciate any assistance you might be able to give. I am currently unable to open multiple websites with safari and the list seems to be growing daily. Sites include, amongst others, www.hotmail.com and www.pinggolf.com

    I have tried everything I can think of to try and resolve the issue including all the suggestions made on the Apple support site. Sadly I've had no luck. I wondered whether the issue was related to the fact I use a wireless network but the I still had the same problem when connected using the ethernet.

    Advice welcome as it's a very frustrating problem!

    Many thanks.

    Btw, I am using Safari 3.0.3
  • 12. Re: safari won't open certain websites
    mixmac38 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    hi,

    youtube started working again for me but now it's offline and not even the widget works. strangly the other website now does load with no trouble. im in the middle of the longest youtube "down-phase" as iv started to call them. It works just fine on any computer but mine and iv tried restarting the network as well. please help me get this workin again.
  • 13. Re: safari won't open certain websites
    Chris Bower1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I didn't want to start a new thread, but I just experienced something very strange.

    First of all, I installed Leopard 36 hours ago, and except for a small email issue, it's been great. Until this...

    I was on my own website, when it suddenly said it couldn't open my page because it couldn't find the server. I checked with my host, and everything was fine. I tried going there with an old version of IE, and I got right on. Tried again with Safari, and no dice. I studied the addresses to see if anything was different, and noticed that in IE, there was no "www." in the address. So, I deleted the www from the address in Safari, and it found the website. However, all the images were X's because their address starts with a www.

    This lasted about 10 minutes, and then everything was fine. During that time, other websites seemed to work fine.

    My head is starting to hurt again.
  • 14. Re: safari won't open certain websites
    aronw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've been having the same problem for months and it keeps getting worse. I am not kidding I had to borrow my roomates PC to get on this site. He's on the same wireless I am but his cruddy bestbuy pc got right on. No solutions?
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