Strange internet connect activity

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  1. furbyx4 macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2005
    I recently moved house, and I have set a new cable internet connection.
    System preferences shows that:

    "Built-in Ethernet is currently active and has the IP address XXX. You
    are connected to the internet via Built-in Ethernet."

    The problem is that the internet pages time out in both Safari and
    Internet Explorer. The strange thing is that Apple Mail, MSN Messenger
    and file sharing networks function at a rate which the activity monitor
    shows to be around 60kb/s. Surely this is enough for web pages to load.
    I use a different connection at work, and travel a lot through work
    using wifi to connect. I have never come across such a contradiction
    before. Can anyone advise?
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Sounds like a DNS problem...

    Check the correspondence from your new ISP/cable provider and see if you (for some insane reason) have to type in a DNS server under your Network settings...

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