?? My Mac can't access google from any browser with any ISP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jjrs, May 4, 2008.

  1. jjrs macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2008
    I just got a mac and bumped into a problem I've never even heard of, let alone know how to deal with. I tried to go to gmail on firefox, and got a "site not found" message. Google was down too, so was blogger and all related services. So was Yahoo mail...but the rest of the internet seemed to work perfectly.

    I switched to Safari...same problem. I switched wireless networks, in case it had something to do with my connection....other sites fine, still no change. I turned off Peer Guardian, in case that was blocking it somehow. Still no change. Finally, I switched to windows in parallels, and google stuff works fine in here.

    Does anyone have any idea what it could be? Firefox's network settings say I'm connected normally, and at any rate, the problem is in Safari too. Is there any way I can really check OSX's connectivity? When I go to network settings I just get the standard routine about connections, which is beside the point.
  2. Mak1394 macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2008
    Peer Guardian is the problem!!

    Hi, I ran into this exact problem not being able to get to any google related sites (google.com, gmail.com, flickr.com, etc...) I struggled with this for 5 months. I found that you have to totally uninstall Peer Guardian before these sites will work.

    I found this by creating a new profile and noticed that all worked fine. I slowly started running programs until it didn't work. Low and behold, Peer Guardian was the culprit.

    Hope this helps.
  3. jjrs thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2008

    Thanks, that was it!

    Actually, playing around with Peer Guardian some more, I found another way to deal with it- uncheck "web spiders and bots" from the list of stuff to block. That takes care of it and you can keep using it.
  4. dcrafti macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2010

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