No internet in Safari yet fine in M$ IE

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by johny5, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. johny5 macrumors 6502a

    johny5

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    #1
    Well this happens randomly, I wont have any internet access in safari, yet when I run VMware windows XP I can browse fine in there, you can imagine how frustrated this feels as I am a converted pc user.

    The network adaptor is configured as a bridge in VMware and I have just checked the network settings in SYS Prefs/Network they look fine although it was set to DHCP, so I gave it a fixed address and then it seemed to spring into life.
    I am using a fixed cable and a simple linksys router connected to a cable modem.
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    what do you mean by no internet access? what kind of error messages are you getting from safari?
     
  3. johny5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    johny5

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    Sorry, its come back on now, but the message was something along the lines of "you are not connected to the internet" with a few other lines under that and a network helper button at the bottom.
    This then brought up a list of items saying what I had connection to, like ISP, Router (I think) and a couple of others.

    This may be linked, but how do you use the "Location" setting in the apple menu? I use my macbook at home and then in the office at work and then if I am in a hotel room then I use my mobile to connect to the internet, so I have actually setup 3 locations in there. It is currently set to Automatic.

    One other error I seem to get on a regular occasion are SMB shares/connections. Sometimes they appear in finder, and most times they do not. I have noticed however when theyre not in finder that if I do a direct "Connect to Server" command using an ip address, then they connect. Maybe a dns issue? although everything is pointing to my router at 192.168.1.1
     

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