Say, did I just lose my internet?
April 4, 2009 7:35 PM Subscribe
All of the websites I don't have explicitly bookmarked have stopped loading for me. On any wireless connection. Help.
posted by Ash3000 to computers & internet (19 answers total)
So, I'm on a wireless connection, using gmail...when all of a sudden it switches suddenly to gmail offline, implying that I've lost the connection. (For what it's worth, using airport on a black macbook, mozilla firefox - happy to offer any other details as needed.) I'm still, according to Airport, connected to the local linksys.
Check a site I've got bookmarked on the bar, Wikipedia (natch). Works fine. Go to TheSneeze.com, which I don't have bookmarked. I get a "Failed to Connect - Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at thesneeze.com."
I realize, and test, that all websites that I don't have explicitly bookmarked are getting this response.
I go to a local place with wireless. This continues to happen, with an entirely different wifi connection. I restart. It continues.
I can't access gmail, or, well, just about anything online except for a few things I have bookmarked here - I can only help this goes through. Any help is urgently needed and sincerely appreciated.
(If this is relevant, I recently downloaded the .prefpane on WiFi.com, reading a decent review of its predecessor, Whisher, on a site or two. I found no real use for it, and removed it.)