Internet has gone haywire throughout the house EDIT: SOLVED

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ZiggyPastorius, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

    ZiggyPastorius

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    This is not a Mac-specific question because it relates to every computer in my house + my iPod. I first noticed the problem when I couldn't install Flash in my fresh copy of Windows on my Macbook. I later found out everything in my house was having the issue. I can't go to sites like Macrumors, Myapplespace, or any download pages anymore while at home. It says something like "The server connection may have been suddenly dropped." I'm here on the school's ethernet right now and it's working fine, but I have no idea what's going on at home. It started doing that yesterday morning and has continued into this morning. Really want to fix it.
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Reboot your cable modem and/or router. Always try the obvious first.
     
  3. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I've done this about eight times already. Nothing. The internet works fine, just not for certain things. For example, I can talk on messenger or play an online game, but I can't download Flash player or go to Macrumors.
     
  4. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Maybe they were some how blocked.
    Have you tried using multiple web browsers?
     
  5. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Every web browser does the same thing.

    Edit: And, as I said in the original post, it is (obviously) working here on the school's ethernet, but not on any computer on my wifi at home.
     
  6. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    Try OpenDNS, see if that helps. Else call the ISP. Might be bad routing, try checking that as well.
     
  7. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Do they work with a direct connection? Try it with one of your computers that is directly connected to your modem. It could be a problem with your wireless router.
     
  8. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'll try both of these things when I get home.
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    OpenDNS FTW. I had many DNS issues with previous ISPs. None since switching to their servers.
     
  10. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Issue has been fixed, guys. Apparently, my friends logged onto my router in the middle of the night and put a whole bunch of restrictions on the router access itself. Some of these included "Apple" "Macintosh" "Install" et cetera. Wasn't too happy about that, but it doesn't come as much of a surprise.
     
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  12. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    your friends are tools, get new friends
     
  13. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    Nah probably just a better password.
     
  14. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Change the admin password of the router. Change the wifi to WPA or WPA2 with better password.
     

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