Can't download free MP3's from Google in China

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mac44, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. mac44 macrumors member

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    Google is now offering unlimited free downloads of commercial music on their website in China - google.cn/music. Everything is free, but your IP address has to be in China. I live in Beijing.

    I am using a G5 iMac with 10.5.6 and Safari 4 and Firefox 3.08. I am unable to download MP3's from either browser on this computer. I get an error "403 Forbidden nginx/0.6.32".

    However, I CAN download MP3's from an old G4 with OS 10.4.11 with both Safari and Firefox, no problem. A friend can download MP's with the newest Intel MacBook and OS 10.5.6.

    So why doesn't my G5 Mac work? It's a real puzzle to me.

    Steve in Beijing
     
  2. rogermugs macrumors newbie

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    did you find a solution?

    did you find a solution? - I'm having the same issue... doesn't work on my macbook pro 4 or my macbook 1, or windows 7beta in virtualbox.
    same error....

    let me know if you've found a solution.
     
  3. mac44 thread starter macrumors member

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    Still a mystery to me...

    It's very puzzling. I can download on an 9 year G4 and a 3 month old MacBook, but can not download on a G5 iMac. Very strange indeed!

    Are you in China too?
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Make a new user account on that computer and try.
     
  5. mac44 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope. Didn't work. Created new user account. Same error message.
     
  6. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Open up Network Preferences, click on the Advanced button in the lower right. Click on the DNS tab and check to see if you have a manually entered DNS server address. If you have one or more dimmed or gray DNS servers and only those one or two, disregard. If there is a black one you can remove by clicking on the - sign below the list, click apply to save changes and try revisiting the website.
     
  7. Dan in PA macrumors regular

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    I cannot figure out how to make my IP appear to be chinese (I'm in the US)...I have googled it, and am still having difficulty..

    I hate to ask such a stupid question, maybe someone will provide me with a ****** link :p

    edit: Found it.... :p
     

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