Safari won't connect to Websites

Discussion in 'macOS' started by orla, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. orla macrumors newbie

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    My OX 10.6 snow leopard won't connect to certain websites. Safari says it can't find the url and therefore cannot connect. This is particularly frustrating since one of the site is my own. I have to keep thinking of key words belonging to my site and trying to connect that way using google.

    Can any one help?:mad:
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    Can you post a link to said websites, to see if anyone else has the same problem? Have you tried Firefox or Chrome?
     
  3. brandone macrumors member

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    If you are able to connect to some websites, but not all, it most likely has to do with your ISP's DNS resolution.
    Go into System Preferences ----> Network -----> select either wifi or ethernet (which ever you use to connect to the internet) ----> Advanced -----> DNS ----> + -----> Add 8.8.8.8 ----> ok ----> apply
    8.8.8.8 is google's public DNS server, it's great for DNS requests.
    Good Luck.
     
  4. orla thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Safari won't connect to Websites

    Thanks Brandone - so far so good - :)
     
  5. agr5 macrumors member

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    I was just experiencing this same issue. I tired adding 8.8.8.8 to my DSN list and it didn't work. I finally figured out that peerguardian was the reason certain websites wouldn't load.

    Even though peerguardian wasn't running it was still blocking the sites somehow. I opened peerguardian went to 'File' -> 'Disable Filters' and now everything loads just fine.

    Weird thing is, I have had peerguardian installed for a while and had no issues until a couple days ago...
     

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