Macbook Won't Open One Specific Website

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Edgerrr, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Edgerrr macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2009
    Mississauga ON
    Actually, there are 2 websites this is happening to. Both are clients. I'm the web designer. ( and

    • It's not my internet connection - the rest of the web, email, skype... all work fine.
    • It's not my browser - Safari, Opera, Firefox... same problem persists. (yes, I cleared the cash, history, reset the browsers)
    • It's not my IP. I share an IP with my husband and he can visit the website with his PC. Also, the problem persists wether I use airport at home (Rogers), free wireless at the cafe or ethernet at the bosses office (Bell).

    Therefore it's my macbook's settings.

    If I create a new location for my system preferences > network settings I can trick the computer into going there. But that lasts for about 15-30 seconds and then I get the message, "Browser can’t open the page “” because browser can’t find the server “”. If I go back to the system preferences > network settings and switch locations again the website comes back... serious pain in the backside!

    I've found several other forums with people experiencing the same problem but so far I've found no solutions. Can anyone offer any suggestions?
  2. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2006
    I opened both of the websights on my macbook without any problems.

    The only logical solution would be that the server is doing maintenance...try disabling ad blockers if you have any running.


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  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Have you tried clearing your browser's cache? Also, try holding down the shift key while refreshing the page to force a non-cached loading of the page.
  4. KielderWolf macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2009
    Northeast England
    I can't see Amusing Facts, same error, but Curves Ahead seems to be working okay.

    I must admit, I haven't heard of this before.

    UPDATE Amusing Facts worked after hitting refresh.
  5. creon macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2009
    Happened to me a couple days ago with Pandora. It always seems that when you actually really need a site it goes down for work.

    Has this been happening just today or for some time now? I would recommend waiting. Use that virtuous gift: patience.

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