|02-04-2009, 02:26 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Firefox wont load Google!
This is SO DAMN FRUSTRATING!!!
Firefox has a TON of problems with all things Google, on my machine.
Most of the time, both in Firefox and Safari, it will take a long time for Google to load. Then, either:
A.) Often times, both will time out
B.) Less frequently, there will be a long wait time, Safari loads Google and Firefox does not
C.) Even less frequently, Firefox and Safari both load Google and then Google works in Firefox for 15ish seconds and then goes back to (B)
And, just recently, Firefox has started to stop loading completely! Ill type in google.com and it will start loading... then just stop. No more effort to continue loading. It sits on a blank (Untitled) page.
-I don't ever have any problems pinging google.com.
-No proxies are installed.
-All other domains, in both browsers, work without a hitch, always.
-This occurs on all Google properties so Gmail, included.
-If I type the IP directly in Firefox, such as 18.104.22.168, it loads Google, quickly, in both browsers.
-This happens on multiple internet connections, on multiple router nodes (ie across university campus and at home, too).
-I've cleared my caches in both browsers.
Please help ease this frustration.
Last edited by krazyj; 02-04-2009 at 02:32 PM.
|02-05-2009, 11:00 PM||#2|
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do you have anything else installed? I'm thinking primarily of something like the google toolbar, but any other add-ons are worth noting as well. if you create a new, fresh user acount and fire up Firefox and Safari there, do you get the same result?
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|02-06-2009, 09:54 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Boulder, CO USA
Search for "Public DNS Server" on your preferred search engine (or maybe on one that you don't prefer, if needed :-P ). When you find a good public DNS Server from your region, try putting the associated IP addresses of those DNS Servers into System Preferences > Network in the DNS Servers field (exact directions are different for OS X 10.5 or for OS X 10.4 and previous, and you haven't told us what OS you are using).
With the new DNS servers, do you still have these problems with Google?
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|02-06-2009, 11:02 AM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2006
are you by chance in the uk?
reason being, some days, i cant get google.com to work, where as google.co.uk will work, though if your in the US i guess this doesnt apply
27" imac 3.4ghz i7
imac core duo 1.83ghz: OS X 10.6.8,
2gb ram, 1Tb internal
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