Internet connection, can ping,etc, but can't use firefox or safari?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dancks, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. dancks macrumors member

    dancks

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    Nov 8, 2009
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    When I try to open any of those 2 browsers it tells me that I am not connected to the internet. How; the network settings says there is no problem with the connection and I successfully tested the connection with ping and traceroute. I also noted that chrome works, I'm just curious why chrome would work and safari and firefox thinks I'm offline?

    This is on a 10.6.8 on a iMac. I have limited information as to what caused this because its not my computer and it wasn't explained to me what occurred before the incident. what do safari and firefox do/don't that chrome does/doesn't?

    (firefox is preferred in some respects due to the plugins available, especially the web to pdf plugin.)
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    Did you change something recently or did this just start happening?

    Does you Mac in System Preferences->Network pane, Advanced button and getting any DNS?
     
  3. dancks thread starter macrumors member

    dancks

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    Nov 8, 2009
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    if you mean are there DNS ip addresses listed, then yes, there were. I tried messing with locations but changed it all back as I didn't know what locations did or what they are for. Its usually set to automatic.
     

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