Safari/Firefox problems loading Googlemaps/Ebay/Youtube/Google image????

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shitarse, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. shitarse macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2009

    I have been having major problems loading images and thumbnails when using Safari and Firefox.

    Struggle to load google maps and ebay thumbnail images in a search

    Same goes for Youtube

    Can some help?

    I have tried re-installing both browsers
  2. Matek macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2007
    Sorry, but "having a struggle loading" is a very very vague description of your problems.

    Is the computer experiencing heavy CPU loads all of a sudden? Is your cursor choppy? Are you getting spinning beachballs? Or is it just that pages are loading slowly.

    I'm guessing it's the latter - in that case, it doesn't have anything to do with your browser, it's most likely a problem with your internet connection. If it's shared, check if anyone is hogging it with torrents or any other P2P traffic. Try to remove all other software that uses the connection, reset your network/internet equipment and if the problems still persist, call your ISP.
  3. shitarse thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2009

    No it doesnt load the Thumbnails in Ebay/You tube etc

    Sometimes happens with google images too
  4. Amdahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    This is usually a sign of a crappy router, sometimes triggered by BitTorrent(but not required). Try looking for firmware updates. You can use Firefox with some special settings to see if the problem disappears:

    Browse to about:config

    network.http.pipelining set to true
    network.http.max-connections set to 8
    network.http.max-connections-per-server set to 3
  5. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    were there any major system/software updates prior to this problem?
  6. thing macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2009
    Sorry to bump an old thread...

    I'm new to Mac and I'm experiencing the same problem loading images on both FF 3.5.1 and Safari 4.0.2.

    The browsers just get stuck for a while trying to load the images and some eventually fail with 'unable to load image', it happens pretty much on very site (as they all have images), but Google Maps is very problematic as it loads several tiled images.

    My network connection is fine and all my other PCs have no problems browsing the net. Perhaps the Mac doesn't like some routers? I've an Airlink wireless router...

    Any suggestions?

  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Airlink. My Airlink router went Airdead and I went with a refurbished Netgear router. Those things (Airlink) are horribly unreliable.
  8. Amdahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Did you try my settings for Firefox in the old response above?

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