website access issue

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by munshi, May 22, 2009.

  1. munshi macrumors newbie

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    hello,
    i have an issue with my internet access via my apple computer(both a macbook and iMac) running mac os 10.5.7 last tuesday i was trying to log into my ebay account and every time i tried to do so,the connection times out,even though i had no problem doing that earlier during the day. and i have no issue viewing the home page.(the same issue arises on other websites like ups.com )
    -i thought this might be a browser problem,so i tried both safari and firefox with no success
    -thought maybe a DNS problem,changed my DNS,still no success.
    -reset safari and deleted all cookies on both browsers,did not work.
    -tried accessing those websites from my 7 year old fujitsu laptop, and everything worked fine,but no success on the apple computer.


    any ideas why this occurred and how can i solve it?
     
  2. macgrl macrumors 65816

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    Are you running any security software? It may sound stupid but have you tried restarting the mac?
     
  3. munshi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    re

    well i do have iantivirus on my imac but not on my macbook. and i tried restarting again,where something really strange happened.
    on my dashboard i have a package tracking application where it is supposed to track my ups package.it did connect when i restarted my imac,but afterwards i could neither connect to their website or through that widget. so it must be some conflicting software.

    tried restarting the router but nothing changed

    edit: i just found out that microsoft messenger will not connect too giving an error message " sign in to microsoft messenger failed because the service is not responding
     
  4. munshi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well i just tried moving into my neighbor and hooking into his wireless connection and now it seems to work.maybe its an apple-open DNS issue.coz on my windows laptop i did not have the same issue using my open DNS and same router settings.

    does anyone have some decent DNS settings i could use other than open DNS
     
  5. macgrl macrumors 65816

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    Sorry I can't help you with that one. There will be someone that can though. Best of luck:)
     
  6. jmbill macrumors member

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  7. munshi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it worked with me too

    that worked like a charm,its a bit slower than what i am used to,but better a few seconds late than having half the internet blown away...thanks
     

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