Help OS X cannot browse internet


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 23, 2003
Hello everyone

First of all I want to let everyone know that I'm not very familiar with OS X so please bare with me.

I just got a Powerbook G4 15 1GHZ :D , this is my first apple notebook, last year I got the iMac as soon as they came out, and I have been using it for home use (office, internet browsing, cd burning, etc)

At home I have DSL connection shared through a Windows XP and a Wireless network.
I was able to set up the airport network and everything worked ok from home, file sharing, computer browsing, internet browsing.

I took the computer to work where I am going to use the built ethernet, I gave the computer a fixed ip address, configured the DNS, the router but here is where my problems start, with the configuration I set up (basically the same as my home configuration) I am able to browse the network (windows domain computers), I am able to use MSN messenger (so I know I have internet access), I can ping any web addres (example, if I ping , I get the name resolved and get response from the server) but I cannot get the pages to load in safari, or internet explorer.

Anyone out there have an idea?:confused:


Angel Mora
(you know what to change to get my email address)


macrumors 65816
Jan 1, 2002
It's a long shot, but have you installed a third-party firewall, or turned on the firewall in system prefs? Just a guess.



macrumors 6502
Oct 25, 2001
Also check if you marked the share internet in the control panel. Worked for me since I am also in a Windows network with my flatmates.


macrumors 6502
Mar 25, 2003
Melbourne, Australia
Most of the issues will have to do with how your work internet services are set-up. Check you have the correct proxy server settings in your 'Network' preference pane in the 'Proxies' tab. Make all your new settings apply to the correct port (ethernet) and that other ports aren't using the same settings.

If all is still not well:

If you are connected to a http proxy, and it's a Windows proxy, avoid it. If it's possible to get your IT admin to set your IP address as a proxy server you should be able to surf no problems. ie you should be using your work's DNS directly.

We can't get the Windows http proxy to work with our Macs, or very sporadically. This is our workaround.

If you still have no luck try it's an excellent Mac/Windows resource.