Strange Mac internet browsing problem
Jul 6, 2009 at 8:26 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4


Headphoneus Supremus
Jan 23, 2003
Hi guys, I'm traveling around asia and australia right now, using my macbook to access the internet. I got a strange problem here using the browsers on my mac (Firefox and safari). On several places, the browsers always unable to get me to the website which I want to visit, instead it directs me to a search engine. It only happens on the osx browsers, I did not encounter the same problems when I use the browsers my windows even when I use my vmware fusion. So I was forced to use my vmware fusion and using the windows internet browser to surf the net. Do you have any idea what caused my osx browsers to behave this way? Do I get any virus or trojans on my mac? It only happened on several places, I never encountered this problem in US.
Jul 7, 2009 at 9:17 PM Post #2 of 4
how are you connecting to the web? i used to get a problem with hotmail on 3g modem, msn would be most insistent that i was on a mobile so would only give the msn mobile page. does it do this with wifi or 3g / HSPDA or both? i would look at who is offering the internet to you first.
Jul 7, 2009 at 10:19 PM Post #3 of 4
Almost sounds like they are pointing to different DNS servers. Do you know how to check the DNS server settings?
Jul 8, 2009 at 12:37 AM Post #4 of 4
^^ You could try setting your DNS servers to opendns to see if it helps, their servers are:

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