Unable to Load nonsecure websites

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by maroc26, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. maroc26 macrumors newbie

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    I have been a mac user for several user for several years now, and I have recently encountered an internet difficulty. I live in Morocco and I frequent cybercafes where I can connect either wirelessly or thru ethernet. For the past month or two my Mac (10.4.11) will not load any non secure web pages. I have tried connecting wirelessly and thru cable at several different cyber cafes but the problem is always the same. I get "the server unexpectedly dropped the connection" message. When I run network diagnostics - it says my internet connection is working normally.

    However if I try to connect to an https site, it loads with no problems.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks for your help...
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    reset you're browser and see if the private browsing option is checked. if it is, uncheck it.
     
  3. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Check your proxy settings. It may be caused by incorrect settings. Try changing your http proxy setting to match your https setting. You'll find it in System Prefs > Network > Your Current Connection > Advanced > Proxies or something like that. I'm using Leopard so it might be a bit different from what I described. Good Luck.
     
  4. maroc26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the help...but no luck so far

    I reset my browser and ensured that is not set to private browsing...that did not solve the problem. I couldn't find a option called "Your current connection"... but under proxies in the network panel it says I am using a Passive FTP Mode. No other box is checked. The TCP/IP settings are the same for both http and https is that makes a difference.

    I have tried both Camino and Safari browsers but both have the same problem. I have not yet been able to update Safari to the 3.2.1 version...would that make a difference?

    Thanks for the help
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    try setting everything back to default again. not sure how, google might provide answers,
     
  6. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    "Your current connection" here means how you're connected LOL. Whether it be Airport, Ethernet, Bluetooth, etc. But since you've already mentioned that both http and https settings are the same then I'm stumped too. Does it happen all the time? Or intermittently?
     

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