Unusual website specific failures? :/

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macAttack!, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. macAttack! macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey everyone,

    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this post, but I am having an unusual issue that does not allow me to connect to certain websites on my Macbook Unibody.

    For example: when logging onto rei.com or cracked.com I get the "oops! this link appears to be broken" in Google Chrome. In Safari and Firefox I get the equivalent messages.

    I cross referenced this information (I figured there was no way that these websites could be down) with the following webpage: http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

    and found both sites were working, despite my denied access.

    I have no firewall running.

    Any ideas here? This is, obviously, an annoying issue.
     

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  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #2
    Two quick ideas:
    1. Clear browser cache
    2. Restart home network router
     
  3. macAttack! thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    I tried both of those quick solutions but neither solved the problem, unfortunately.


    Any other ideas?
     
  4. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    #4
    Are you in a dorm or another location where your connection to the internet is managed by someone who may have blocked some sites?

    Perhaps the DNS service your ISP is using has a fault. You can use the Google DNS service to check that out.
     
  5. macAttack! thread starter macrumors member

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    #5
    I live in a house with administrative access to my wireless connection. I don't know how to check DNS/ISP issues...

    Also: my roommates are able to access the websites I cannot on our internet (which is WEP encrypted), so it seems like a computer specific problem...

    Any ideas/further help?
     

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