Strange and very annoying internet problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Pants Dragon, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Pants Dragon macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    Over the past couple days I've been having very strange internet trouble.

    A very large percent of the time a page will either fail to load, or load with countless errors (such as pictures not loading, etc.)

    This takes place when I'm on wireless in class or through ethernet at home. It happens in Firefox and in Safari. Any ideas whatsoever?:(
  2. Amdahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    99 times out of 100, the problem is on the ISP end, or the router in your home/school. As long as the Mac is up to date on software, I wouldn't put any concern there.

    Update the firmware on your home router and/or access points.

    Since you have Firefox, one thing you can test is navigating to about:config

    Type conn in the filter, and look for max-connections and max-connections-per-server. Set them down low. 6 or max-connections, and 3 per-server.

    Navigate to a problematic site and see if the problem is gone in Firefox.

    If so, change network.http.pipelining to true, otherwise restore the original connection settings.
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Any other ppl with say windows laptops with this issue?
  4. Pants Dragon thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    I guess I should have been more clear. It's not a single site. It's all sites. Safari is my primary browser, but I tried Firefox and got the same issues.

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