Google/Gmail Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by darkpixie08, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. darkpixie08 macrumors member

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    I seem to be having a hell of a time with all google related things. About 50% of the time I can't get to the google search page and get the error message Safari can’t open the page “http://google.com” because Safari can’t connect to the server. When I am able to get into gmail, I am constantly being disconnected from gchat, like every 5 minutes. When it disconnects, it will try to reconnect, most of the time unsuccessfully. I then get the error message, unable to reach gmail please check your internet connection. This happens no matter what browser I use. However, when I try to connect from my husband's PC (same network), everything is fine. I've tried emptying my safari cache, tried uninstalling and re-installing both safari and firefox, and I am out of ideas. Any ideas about what is going on, and how I might fix this issue. I searched through the google help, and there were similar problems posted (none recently), but no answers on how to solve the issue. This has been going on for about a week now, and it's driving me up a wall.
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    Try changing your DNS to 8.8.8.8, that seems in some instances to clear up issues with some ISP's resolving correctly.
     
  3. darkpixie08 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the suggestion. How do I go about changing the DNS?
     
  4. JNB macrumors 604

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    System Preferences > Network > (Connection type) > Advanced > DNS > DNS Servers "+"
     

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