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  1. #1

    Unhappy Can't Access Internet with Safari - but works fine with Firefox???

    Hi Guys,

    My Powerbook has just started behaving strangely.

    I am unable to access the Internet using Safari, or any other Apple application, ie OS X Software Update. However, Firefox works fine.

    In Safari I receive a message "Safari can't find the server"

    Is there a detect and repair function somewhere that would solve this?


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    Anyone able to suggest any solutions?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2005


    If I recall correctly, Firefox lets you specify your network settings in its own preferences, whereas Safari uses your OS X network settings from System Preferences.

    So I'm guessing that there is a problem with something specified in your OS X preferences - not necessary your machine, but maybe a proxy setting or something at your ISP. Using Safari, try connecting to a web site using https instead of http (https usually bypasses your ISPs proxy settings).

    Tell us more about your connection to the internet - ISP, ADSL/cable, etc.
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  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    the 'gong


    Do you have different locations set-up under network preferences (i.e. university/other network with a proxy)?

    As Petronius notes, native OS X apps take network settings from you OS X preferences, FF does not.

    You can check/change location under the apple menu.

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    Guys, thanks for your help. For some reason I was using a Proxy that had entered a long time ago, and worked fine to now, but suddenly stopped. I deleted the Proxy and all is good now.

    Thanks again.


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