Very Strange internet/OS problem

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by coopdog, Oct 20, 2002.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2002
    The Great Midwest
    I have this problem where anything to do with the internet seems to act oddly. When i try to go to some sites in IE it just stays in resolving host, then app doesn't respond. Then i tried it with chimera, same thing. I also tried to use iClean and another cookie deleteing app. iClean just stopped responding and i had to force quit. The other app said that it could not delete my cookies. I have run disk util. With no fix. Do you know what is going on? I am the admin of the comp. It seems like something doesn't want me going to some sites and messing around with the prefs.
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    More info required for someone to be able to help you...

    What OS?
    What version of IE & Chimera?
    Dial-up or always up broadband?
  3. job
    macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2002
    in transit
    How many windows do you have open?

    What sites are you trying to go to?
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2002
    Washington, DC / Rochester, NY / Lexington, NC
    Re: Very Strange internet/OS problem

    Some networking problem. Check your network settings. Make sure you have the DNS servers/DHCP set right, etc.

    If you have a cable modem, you might want to shut down your Mac. Unplug the cable modem (from power) for 5 minutes then plug it back in and reboot the Mac.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2002
    The Great Midwest
    Im using the latest builds of each in 10.2. Im Using MSN DSL. Im using a 350 G4, I just started having this problem.

    I checked my DNS servers IP and it all right.
    Is there some pref or setting that could be causing this? Its prob. not the browser then. All my network settings seem to be right.
  6. macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    I would suggest that it's still a DNS problem, perhaps on MSN's end (microsoft not working? no really, go on)...

    alternately the DNS or TCP system resources could have gone corrupt... can you reinstall *just* the network portions of the OS in jaguar?

    As to the cookies issue, with multiple browsers and the specific issues you're having, i can't imagine it has to do with cookies at all. The disk repair issue is probably unrelated, the tiniest problem can "requre" you to run disk utility...

  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2002
    The Great Midwest
    Another thing

    I was testing this by going to all kinds of sites links to see what set it off. It seemed to happen mainly on sites that would be firewalled not the site its self but links on that site. Also when the browser is stuck on resolving host and i try to use a app like software update, it can't connect to the net until i close the browser.
  8. macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    Do you have a router? If so, reset it.

    My router seems to get confused once a week or so and completely forget what it's doing. It has it's own local web page for me to look at it ( I think).

    If you don't have a router, look at your DSL modem and make sure the lights are all solid green. If not, turn it off, wait 5 sec and turn it back on.

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