Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I had a mac that was connecting to the network just fine, and then today it still connected to the network, but when I tried to go to different sites, it just hung there saying "waiting for website..."

Would anyone know why that might have happened? I read somewhere it might be a DNS issue. But how do I debug this? I already rebooted everything and the issue persists.

share|improve this question

closed as not a real question by Michael Hampton, Sven, Mike Pennington, Greg Askew, mdpc Jan 14 '13 at 1:15

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

up vote 1 down vote accepted

There can be various reasons for that. First of all try to find out if the network/internet connection on the computer really works.

First try to ping an local IP or your gateway. If that works it means that your LAN works. Then try to ping let's say google DNS server (ping 8.8.8). If that works it means also the internet works for you.

One chance is that it's a DNS related problem. Try to use as an DNS and reopen a web page. If it still doesn't work check if you have enabled/disabled any kind of web proxy.

Hope that helps.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.