Connected to Internet, but Web Browsers don't work

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by icafe, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. icafe macrumors newbie


    Nov 11, 2006
    San Francisco, CA.
    So all of a sudden my web browsers—Safari, IE, Firefox—stopped working yesterday through a wireless connection. I can still check my email through Mail and chat on AOL IM, but I can't surf the web. My toolbar says I have a full connection too. Any ideas on what's causing this problem?

  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    Open Terminal and type ping Copy/paste the output here. You can abort a ping by hitting ctrl+c.
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    How are you connected? (using router, direct to cable/dsl modem, or?)

    I almost sounds like a problem with accessing your DNS, but not if Mail is working.

    You might be able to get more information on what's happening by using the network diagnostics.

    You will find it here: System Preferences > Network. Click on "Assist me...", then click on "Diagnostics..."
  4. icafe thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 11, 2006
    San Francisco, CA.
    network diagnostics says my internet connection is fine after going through all the setting.

    this is what i get when i ping before aborting it.

    Last login: Sat Nov 11 12:42:27 on console
    Welcome to Darwin!
    Macintosh-7:~ username$ ping
    PING ( 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=243 time=25.503 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=243 time=26.006 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=243 time=23.716 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=243 time=24.597 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=243 time=23.625 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=5 ttl=243 time=24.805 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=6 ttl=243 time=23.914 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=7 ttl=243 time=24.290 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=8 ttl=243 time=24.242 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=9 ttl=243 time=24.432 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=10 ttl=243 time=24.465 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=11 ttl=243 time=23.593 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=12 ttl=243 time=24.673 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=13 ttl=243 time=23.829 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=14 ttl=243 time=24.942 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=15 ttl=243 time=24.064 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=16 ttl=243 time=23.157 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=17 ttl=243 time=24.659 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=18 ttl=243 time=24.949 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=19 ttl=243 time=24.050 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=20 ttl=243 time=23.281 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=21 ttl=243 time=24.271 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=22 ttl=243 time=23.400 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=23 ttl=243 time=24.773 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=24 ttl=243 time=23.653 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=25 ttl=243 time=24.948 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=26 ttl=243 time=23.856 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=27 ttl=243 time=25.140 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=28 ttl=243 time=24.104 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=29 ttl=243 time=23.516 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=30 ttl=243 time=24.294 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=31 ttl=243 time=23.466 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=32 ttl=243 time=24.598 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=33 ttl=243 time=23.643 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=34 ttl=243 time=24.974 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=35 ttl=243 time=24.247 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=36 ttl=243 time=25.489 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=37 ttl=243 time=24.594 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=38 ttl=243 time=24.900 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=39 ttl=243 time=25.069 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=40 ttl=243 time=25.107 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=41 ttl=243 time=25.755 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=42 ttl=243 time=23.336 ms
    --- ping statistics ---
    43 packets transmitted, 43 packets received, 0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 23.157/24.370/26.006/0.699 ms
    Macintosh-7:~ username$
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    The ping was successful, which means you are connected, and the name server is working properly (DNS). Only one service (web) failing might mean a port is being blocked.

    What sort of network are you connected to? (your own, company, school?)
  6. icafe thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 11, 2006
    San Francisco, CA.
    well it aint mine. its my works. so are they blocking a port so i dont surf the web anymore? boo them

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