Blank web browser with broadband

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jont5, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. jont5 macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2005
    I have a strange problem with my broadband connection. It was fine until a few days back. But since then I can only seem to access a couple of sites (two academic UK web sites) - either using Safari, Internet Explorer and have tried 3 different computers (one at a time, all Macs, running OSX 10.3.9, Voyager 105 USB adsl). All the common sites such as google, bbc you name it just fail flash up the name in the URL box and then fail to load, and sit there with an empty browser screen. Weirdly, Mail (Eudora or OSX Mail) work fine as does an online game but not Apple's Software Update- it is as if some types of net traffic are restricted. The only site I seem to be able to access seems to be pages (I have used a vpn connection to it, but it is not active now). They load rapidly and I can go down many levels (so it isn't that they're just cached as clearing cache does not alter the rate of download). It is as if we've been limited to just a few specified webs sites. Resetting the browser, emptying cache and even reinstalling the Voyager 105 software does not help. The Voyager monitoring software and Apples Internet Connection software both tell me that the ADSL Voyager is working fine.

    If I switch back to a dial-up using the same computers one at a time everything works fine.

    Any ideas or am I just going mad???

    Thanks for your help..
  2. untamedhysteria macrumors regular


    Jul 31, 2005
    sounds like you have a restriction from your need to call them up and explain what is going on....they could be blocking certain ports and only allowing you to access some sites they have listed...either that or somebody you know is messing with you and have messed with your connection settings for your built-in router or something...try reseting it to factory settings and see if that is the problem...if i can come up with more i'll post later.

    hope these help
  3. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    It sounds like a DNS problem to me - call up your broadband provider and find out if they have changed the DNS settings, this happened to me a few months back.
  4. jont5 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2005
    Cure for Blank web browser with broadband

    Thanks for your suggestions. This turned out to be an ISP problem. They got around it by giving me a static IP address. Interesting that it worked fine for a few weeks, I guess they must have changed something at the ISP end.

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