Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2012 9:26 PM (in response to leigero)
I don't think it's your network ...
From the Safari menu bar top of your screen click Safari > Preferences then select the Privacy tab.
Click: Remove All Website Data
Quit then relaunch Safari to test. If it was a cookies issue, that may help.
And in case you aren't aware, when you have trouble with sites loading, trying emptying the Safari cache.
Back to the menu bar, click Safari > Empty Cache
Or Command + Option + E on your keyboard.
As for Peer Guardian. Best to avoid third party firewall blockers.
Your Firewall settings are located in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Firewall
Very important to keep your system software up to date. Back to System Preferences > Software Update > Scheduled Check
Select: Check for updates. Best to select Daily from the pop up menu. Then select: Download updates automatically.
You'll see a dialog box on the Desktop when there are updates available to be installed.
These support links may come in handy ..
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2012 10:33 PM (in response to leigero)
What exactly happens when the pages fail to load? Any error message? Partial loading, or nothing? Have you tested on more than one network?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2012 12:23 PM (in response to leigero)
Whilst 22.214.171.124 is a Google server it is not a web server. It is a DNS server.
- Open System Preferences
- Open Network
- In the DNS Server box type: 126.96.36.199
- Hit Apply
- Restart your Mac
- Try Safari to see it the problem still exists when you access http://links.zero.eu.org/ or any other web page.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2012 2:17 PM (in response to Neville Hillyer)
Being that this problem is intermittent I'ts hard to say for sure if its completely fixed but for a moment, google search results typed in the search bar at the top right of Safari was failing to open the google page. Other pages loaded, results were not loading (again) and I was able to successfully ping www.google.com with decent results.
I updated my DNS server to googles 188.8.131.52 and I thought that I had done that previously because I've historically found it to work best. Since doing so google started working again, and so is this thread. I'm now updating this very message on the MBP.
I hope its fixed for good, if its just the DNS server then for anybody else reading this in the future, i'm fairly confident that googles backup DNS server is 184.108.40.206
If I have any more problems I'll be sure to post, but right now its working! thanks again!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2012 2:38 PM (in response to leigero)
I use Name Bench to find the fastest DNS servers for my location.
My tests indicate that these two Google servers are normally in the top five.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2012 3:19 PM (in response to leigero)
That's good news, leigero . . .
You don't have AdBlock or anything other similar internet apps, extensions, or plugins, do you?