Something Really Weird Is Happening..

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jessmess14, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. jessmess14 macrumors newbie

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    Okay so I don't know what the issue is. I'm about to have a mental breakdown.

    I own both an iMac and a MacBook Air. On both machines (but the iMac more often) I'm having issues with certain websites.

    Pictures are broken, and I keep getting "server cannot be found" pages. Which are sometimes fixed by turning wifi off and then on again.

    This all came out of the blue, and I have NO idea what could be causing it.

    It's driving me crazy.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. aliciad332 macrumors newbie

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    I had this problem earlier today with Safari. Seems to be ok now. Is this something that has been going on for a few days?
     
  3. Razorhog macrumors 65816

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    Since it is happening on both machines, I'd think it is an issue with your ISP's DNS server. Have you contacted them?
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    My dad called me about this, he said it was happening last night/morning around 4am... Do you live in the Philadelphia area, and use Verizon?
     
  5. jessmess14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @aliciad332 I noticed it yesterday. It's worse today though.

    @Razorhog I have contacted my ISP. My internet/modem is working fine. But my router was having issues…I thought I fixed it, but maybe not? Could that cause this??

    @thejadedmonkey No, I live in New Jersey and I use Cablevision (Optimum).
     
  6. aliciad332 macrumors newbie

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    I do
     
  7. namethisfile macrumors 6502a

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    i can confirm that websites have been unable to load on my end, too. this was happening late last night, or very early morning. usual webpages i visit would not load and/or could not get connection. but, it was weird because other sites were able to connect to the net that i had opened on other tabs. but then, aforementioned sites that were able to load previously lost connection, too. and then, the other site after a bit would be able to connect.... yet other sites were still connected and i could still go to other websites, so the internet was working and my wi-fi was fine.... but it was like the internet was going on and off...
     
  8. jessmess14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay so it must be my router...

    just drove to the library and everything is peachy...

    wonder what the hell caused all this...
     
  9. aliciad332 macrumors newbie

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    exactly this. all morning long. My Wi-fi was fine as had no troubles on work PC. Was either Safari or iMac wi-fi. Should have checked iPad or iPhone, but got preoccupied with work :(
     
  10. Peace macrumors Core

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    Your ISP's DNS did.

    ;)
     
  11. jessmess14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @peace (nice s/n btw :D)

    forgive me, but i'm not 100% sure what that means...my ISP's DNS...does that mean that I can fix it, or does that mean it's a problem on their end??

    Is my router an issue??

    Thank you so much!!!!!
     
  12. namethisfile macrumors 6502a

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    i did not check it on my iphone, either. but, i was on the mac mini earlier in the evening and it started there. with my mac mini and then on my macbook pro when i moved to my bed where i did some last minute, surfing til i fell asleep kinda deal. so, it mustn't have been wi-fi issues on both computers.... happening at almost the same time....

    it felt like the internet was dying. i lost connection to websites one after the other. yet, some websites still persistently worked as i checked them and the internet was alive and my computer can get on it... i even opened up safari and chrome and the problem was identical on either browsers. at its worst, it felt like the lost-connection bug was spreading throughout the internet.... i couldn't even get on my own website... and then i said to myself those words that the internet was dying.... or what i call my service provider sometimes, intermittent-net....

    ...not sure what is wrong, exactly... the lost connection happens more in previously visited pages... such as this thread, for example, just lost connection, yet i was able to go to the main page of MR but this thread was inaccessible... if this message is posted it is only because it has failed on a few attempts....
     
  13. Razorhog macrumors 65816

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    No problem. What I mean is that the problem might lie with your Internet Service Provider. Call them and describe the problems you are having. If they are having a DNS issue, they will have to fix it. That's just one scenario though. Yes, it could be a problem with your router. Have you rebooted it? You might try unplugging it for a few minutes.
     
  14. namethisfile macrumors 6502a

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    so does this problem apply to me, as well, as i explained above

    only some parts of the internet cannot be connected, yet some parts still work?
     
  15. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a

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    This happened to me between 12 and 2 am, using Verizon FIOS (Maryland). I used Apple's Airport Utility app on my iPad and iPod and the Airport Express was perfectly fine, it was definitely something odd with the Verizon router/internet.

    Today things are okay.
     
  16. marzer macrumors 65816

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    Oh No! Teh Interwebz Iz Broken!

    An easy troubleshoot for DNS issues is to change the DNS pointers on your machine, Sys Prefs>Network Settings>Advanced. This overrides the default DNS settings in your ISP router. Use something like Google's Public DNS servers.
     

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