new modem-cannot connect directly to Google or Yahoo

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ultraturtle, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. ultraturtle macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2014
    I had to get a new modem yesterday. My old one just kept resetting itself every 30 seconds. I got the new one activated, and even upgraded internet...and now it's BLAZING fast!

    The only problem is... I can't seem to connect to Yahoo or Google search engines. Everything else works just fine. I'm using Google Chrome as my default browser.

    I'm a relatively new MAC user (iMac), and I don't really know where to begin.

    With Google I get a:

    "404. That's an error.
    The requested URL/ap_index was not found on this server"

    With Yahoo I get a:

    "Sorry, the page you requested was not found"
  2. macthefork macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2013
    Are you using a bookmark to get to these sites? Maybe the bookmark is not correct.

    Try typing in the actual address.

    What happens if you click on the following link?

    or this
  3. ultraturtle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2014
    Interesting... after looking at your post I decided to try using "https" instead of "http". It worked!!!

    I was just using the history from the URL drop down window. Each time it failed.

    The link you posted for Google worked, but the link for Yahoo didn't. I hadn't even tried your links yet, but as soon as I saw "https" I thought maybe that could be it.

    Thanks for your help and a simple solution!

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