Trouble connecting to certain websites...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by avantgardener, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. avantgardener macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2007
    Hi all, first time poster, long time lurker here.

    I recently made the (wise) move to the Mac side with the new iMac. When browsing certain websites, I realize there will be occasional addresses that do not load properly. I get the "Problem loading page" & "unable to connect" error message here on Firefox. The same thing happens with Safari, so I'm pretty sure it's not a browser-specific issue. When I go to the same websites on my PC, they seem to load fine. Any ideas as to what's causing the problem? Is this a Mac OS X issue with certain website designs?

    Specifically the error message looks like this:
    Unable to connect
    Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at *******.com.
    * The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
    * If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.
    * If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

    Thanks for any help guys!
  2. disconap macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Are you using Airport or a direct connection (dsl/cable ethernet or dial up line)? If it's Airport, you can try using interference robustness, which should solve the problem but may make pages load a little bit slower...

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