Safari won't connect, but Firefox will.

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  1. millertime021 macrumors 6502a

    millertime021

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    Hello, as of this morning, I noticed that Safari wouldn't load a web page. So I went to my back up browser, Firefox. Well it loaded just fine.

    So at this point, I figured that it may be my schools crappy wifi/lame firewalls or something of the sort.

    Well now I've been on my home wifi for a few hours and it still won't connect. I've restarted my computer a few times and even reset Safari.

    Safari Version 5.0.1 (6533.17.8)

    Any ideas?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Go to System Preferences>Network>Airport>Advanced>DNS and add

    208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220

    See if that will help
     
  3. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Post the URL so others can try it?
     
  4. millertime021 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. millertime021 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've never had to do that before, why would I have to add OpenDNS now?
     
  6. tkermit macrumors 68040

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    I'm pretty sure it's got something to do with your proxy settings that have gotten messed up. You should either trash the plist for your network settings or play around with the settings, checking/unchecking the boxes and then reapply the settings.

    I'd have to check myself what plist is relevant here.

    EDIT: Should be preferences.plist in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration
     
  7. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    It may also be dns prefetching which is a know prob for safari 5. It request more info than many isp's allow, causing the router/modem connection to crash. Open dns may help.
     
  8. millertime021 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, I'll keep messing around and delete what was mentioned earlier.

    It's just lame. I don't mind Firefox, but I do enjoy Safari 5.
     
  9. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Do you mean Safari won't load any web page? What if you enter an IP address directly, like

    http://173.194.33.104/
     
  10. millertime021 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Will not load that either.
     
  11. dmkahn macrumors newbie

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    same thing here with chrome and safari

    I had the same issue with chrome and safari last night on a system running Lion.

    Tried a bunch of things, including emptying caches, deleting cookies, reinstalling chrome, log out/in, turned off airport, used wired connection only. Only a reboot helped.

    firefox was working fine.

    My router is configured to use opendns. All the local machines point to the router for DNS requests.

    All of my browsers are configured to use the system proxy settings.

    Weird problem. It doesn't seem to be an issue finding the address of the page, it's an issue loading the page from the server.

    Trying safari, it couldn't even load apple.com

    It started when I noticed I couldn't log in/out of any google account. Loading google.com/accounts was failing.

    -David
     
  12. stevetmq macrumors newbie

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    I have some sort of problem

    I have a website http://www.tompkins-macqueen.com/resources/ firefox loads it but Safari will NOT! Safari just sit's there with the blue bar at the begining of the address bar.

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    Tryed this address and Safari just sit's there. It wont even give an error
     

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