Internet timeouts via browser, but stable everywhere else

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by baehr, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. baehr macrumors newbie

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    I surely hope that this is the correct place to ask.

    I've been having this peculiar yet incredibly frustrating issue with my computer, and it's been happening since I first purchased it.

    In a nutshell, my emails/skypes/pings&tracerouts all go through without a flaw. When I run a speed test my speeds sit nicely at 40mb/s down and 5mb/s up. But when I try to browse web pages using Chrome/Firefox/Safari the connection hangs, pages fail to load and load slowly. It happens intermittently, but frequent enough to make every-day tasks nearly impossible to do.

    I called Apple support and the technician was unsure. But when researching this issue online it seems fairly common. Unfortunately I have yet to find an answer that works for me.

    Important facts to know:

    The internet connection is stable on all of my other house-hold computers including my phone. Which is why I know that this is not an issue with my ISP.

    I have tried changing my DNS settings to Google's public DNS... alas no change.

    I bought this computer only a few months ago. It's a 2.2 GHz Macbook Pro with OS X version 10.7.2

    This issue happens wired and wireless.

    Thanks for any help, in advanced!
     
  2. ArchiMark macrumors 6502

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    That is an odd problem...certainly frustrating....

    One thing I do when I notice browser oddities (crashes, slowdowns, etc..) is to empty the caches...then try using browser....couldn't hurt to try....
     
  3. baehr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ArchiMark,

    I've done that, also flushed my DNS cache. There's no firewall enabled as well.

    Not sure what the problem is.
     
  4. ArchiMark macrumors 6502

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    Can you disable network password (assuming you have one set...you should...) temporarily and see if you can connect then?
     

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