Safari can't connect to the server...firefox can

Discussion in 'macOS' started by the editor, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. the editor macrumors regular

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm having a very frustrating issue, soon as i start up Safari i always get the Safari can't connect to the server" page. Also its not as if Safari is timing out or as if i first get a blank white page that could point out that its loading or searching the start up page, nope soon as i click the safari icon there is the grey page saying safari can't connect. It does this for whatever site adres i type in.

    strange thing is i never have a problem when using Firefox, soon as i start up firefox it just opens my start up page without issues.

    tryed everything from re-installing Safari to cleaning history, cache, reset Safari...

    I'm using Safari 5.1

    Hoping someone here could give me a heads up on how to get this damn browser to work. All help is appreciated
     
  2. npinpi macrumors newbie

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    Dec 17, 2011
    #2
    Same problem this week. HOURS with tech support with internet and cable provider. Even swapped out my cable modem thinking that would help. FINALLY on live chat with Earthlink I got someone with a brain. Simply had me go to system preferences, network, advanced, DNS tab, and he gave me some specific numbers to put in there. Viola! fixed in less than two minutes! I googled to find out what DNS was about and it was something about not being able to translate the website addresses properly. Anyway, a really easy fix. Just call your internet provider and tell them you need to new DNS addresses.
     
  3. StevenMeyer macrumors member

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    New York... Where Else?
    #3
    This is typically caused by incorrect DNS settings on your router. Check'em.
     

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