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  • excelcius Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for all your help on this much appreciated. Its puzzling because there was no issue prior to the ios5.1 update I first tried via OTA on the iphone itself and it spent ages trying to connect only for it to give a error message something about not being able to contact the server, then I connected it to my mac and itunes and got the same error only when I changed my DNS did it eventually connect and update. Im not sure but I think there was a osx lion update about the same time, which was a fix for wifi issues some people were experiencing maybe the fix broke it on my mac, as I said I wasnt experiencing any problems prior to that.


    All my other devices PC PS3 wii ect connect with no issues. I had another wifi issue with my old iPhone 3g sometime ago when it would only connect at a very slow speed, never got to the bottom of that either but was due an upgrade so skipped it, it seems Apple products have a lot of issues with wifi. Not sure wether to get a refund on my mac whilst its still under warranty and go back to using a PC

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,709 points)

    It's possible that an OS or firmware update could have broken compatibility between your router and the Mac. You won't get a refund. A better option would be to try another router. Most iMac users aren't having the problems you have.

  • excelcius Level 1 (0 points)

    Ive just been talking to a friend of mine who has exactly the same qaud core imac I have, and he is having exactly the same problem with a different wifi router, he also thinks it was a recent lion update which broke his wifi connection and Ive searched the internet and it seems lots of other people are having the same issue, is there anywhere I can report it to Apple ?

  • pato_londres Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, I am having problem with very slow loading Safari since I last upraded system. I am now using MacOS 10.6.8 and Safari 5.1.7 Reading this thread it seems that the latest Apple updates broke the speed of Safari updating. Is there any progress with getting this fixed? BTW same problem over Ethernet as WiFi, done test etc.

  • A.R.K. Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm experiencing the very same problem with Safari 5.1.7 and MacOs 10.6.8. Third party add-ons are disabled, cache file cleared, and I'm using various different network environments (WiFi at home, and Ethernet or WiFi at work). I even went as far as disabling the page prefetching (named as a possible culprit in another post), but all to no avail. The only (ugly) workaround I found is to immediately reload the page once Safari gets stuck - that is as soon as the blue progress bar stops progressing and Safari stalls for some seconds, I place the cursor into the address field and press enter - usually the page then loads at once, without any further delay.

  • pato_londres Level 1 (0 points)

    I already do this in Safari but it still takes several minutes before the page reloads. Glad I am not the only user experiencing similar things. Apple will never admit anything but we may see Safari fixed in a future update!


    Now I have the additional problem of all my numbered pictures suddenly going out of order following the installation of the last update. Apple fixed this problem once and now it's back. We are clealy very loyal customers to keep putting up with things like this!


    Of course when you call Apple Support they know of no problems at all! Why don't you reset your 2x iPads and iPhone, they must have all gone wrong simultaneously!

  • A.R.K. Level 1 (0 points)

    I found a fix for the Safari freeze in one of these many forums (see the link below). Seems the "Database.sqlite3" gets corrupted after a while. Deleting this file solved the problem for me. If one furthermore disables RSS feeds permanently, the cure could be permanent. Please follow this link for more details:


  • GetBobT1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I have done all of this stuff and safari still freezes and I especially notice it when going to google. This just started in the last month or so. Safari will load some pages but freezes on others. Also, Google Chrome will open google very fast, but I would rather use Safari. I have tried the DNS change and deleting stuff with terminal. I am hardwired to a router with ethernet. Also, it is not an internet problem Chrome and Firefox run fine. It is a Safari problem.

  • bpmbriguy Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem.  I was able to fix it by turning off ipv6 in my network preferences.  Now everything is working normally again.

  • GetBobT1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I did that, it had no effect. The main problem I am having is with GOOGLE. It runs normal on firefox and chrome but locks up for about 60-120sec when I try Safari. However, Safari is not locking up on all sites, just some and it locks up on GOOGLE very consistently.

  • domaser Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried doing all of the above and nothing worked. Google search bar and Gmail were especially slow.


    1. Used Onyx to fix permissions and clear web cache

    2. Changed IPV6 to link locally

    3. Changed DNS to Google DNS

    4. Deleted all extensions ( except last pass but I've been using that for a while with no problems and its absolutely crucial to me )

    5. Deleted DNS pre-fetching as recommended by the apple site




    I then did a factory reset on the router ( DLINK DSL G604T) and rebooted again and hey presto! It actually WORKED. Safari is zippy again.


    I also upgraded the firmware to the latest version although I don't believe that improved things further.

  • linx2pct1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found a pretty easy fix.  I was trying to download Safari and delete the old Safari but for some reason my computer wouldn't download it.  I thought it was because Safari was open so I closed it (force quit) and reopened Safari and now it is working fine.  Hope this helps someone.

  • GetBobT1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Opening and closing my Safari does not help, but restarting the computer does seem to do it, at least for a while. However, I do notice that eventually it does begin freezing again, and it is especially on certain sites. Google is the one I notice first because I use it quite frequently.


    What is a kick in the head is Google Chrome works fine, but I have all of my book marks in Safari and I kind of like Safari, but if it continues to freeze, that may change.

  • John Ekin Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for all the suggestions;been a loyal Safari user forever but having the same freezing problem here and have been forced to switch over to Chrome which works just fine.


    To GetBobT1: when you install Chrome originally, it will ask if you want to import existing bookmarks, very easy.


    Hard to believe Apple's not on top of this; anybody heard of any help from Apple on this topic?

  • Hoose0 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem :/ Disappointed.. Hope Apple figure out sommething about it..

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