certain websites, chat clients don't work suddenly

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sjcaguy, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. sjcaguy macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2003
    not sure if this is a problem with me or my internet connection or if something larger is going on, but all of a sudden yesterday (i went downstairs to get some water and then things got weird when i came back upstairs) certain websites i go to regularly and my chat clients (AIM, Fire) stopped being able to connect. The AIM client gives me a "timed out" error message, and i can't get www.cnn.com or hotmail.com to open. the status bar on the browser (Firebird) stays on "connecting to hotmail.com" and never does anything else. other sites (incl. this one) work fine. i checked my wireless router; nothing wrong there.

    if the chat client hadn't stopped working, i'd assume it was just a problem with CNN. But since I also can't get on to AIM, I thought I might check and see if anyone knows what might be causing this.

    i didn't change anything on my system and haven't installed any new software anytime recently. i also tried using another browser and i experienced the same problems.

  2. sjcaguy thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2003
    this is the exact text of the AIM error message:
    "The connection could not be completed because it timed out. Try again"

    I am also getting errors in Safari that report a timeout after 60 seconds.

    What could be causing this?

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