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I have a Google Mini device that I've successfully configured to index two websites on our network.

The problem is that about 50% of the time I load the admin site (our internal IP for the box) I get the "Unable to connect" message as if the server was down.

Also, sometimes while I'm using the admin site I'll open the main search in a new tab ( and then when I return to the admin it no longer works.

The usual fix is to close all browsers and try again.

This issue occurs on FF3, IE8 and Chrome.

I reviewed the network settings and confirmed they look OK to me (no errors on the diagnostics). I don't really know what else to troubleshoot. Are there patches I'm not aware of? Has anyone else seen this issue?

Any troubleshooting ideas?


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That almost sounds like general IE8 breakage, does it apply to any browser or just IE? – LapTop006 Aug 4 '09 at 7:27
FF, IE and Chrome. – Justin Aug 4 '09 at 19:35
Do a ping -t and let it go for awhile. If you get drops you'll know if it's a network issue rather then a higher level application issue – prestomation Aug 4 '09 at 20:47
No drops during a long ping session. Not a network issue. – Justin Aug 5 '09 at 10:58
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Well, I'm a complete idiot.

The device was set with the same internal IP as another device on my network.

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We've all made this mistake once. – phuzion Aug 5 '09 at 18:13

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