Cannot open Apple.com websites


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Hi,

I bought a 2nd hand Macbook pro from my girlfriend's brother a couple of days ago. It's a MacBook Pro Mid 2009 15 inch running on OSX 10.7.5.

I had trouble connecting it to my wireless internet at home in that it would connect to my wifi but there was no internet connection. I solved this issue by changing the DNS to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, now I can access the internet perfectly but not official Apple websites for some reason.

Can anyone help?

Cheers
 
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Hi, yes it happens on both Safari and Chrome. I am unable to access that link as it is from the Apple website. There is no software like that loaded. I'm running out of ideas...
 
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Would be good to know if this happens on a public or other private network as well, or just restricted to yours as there could be a plethora of reasons.
Also.
1) Have you cleared out the dns cache.
2) Go into Terminal and type the following command
dscacheutil -flushcache
3) Try disabling IPv6 in your Network preferences if it isn't already disabled?

There are just the tip of the iceberg so to speak.
 
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Ive only tried this on my network.

I tried clearing the dns cache in terminal using the command you recommended but it said COMMAND NOT FOUND

IPv6 was already disabled
 
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Would be good to know if this persists in other networks.
Something simple reset Safari, but feel it is a local issue.

Another thing is to fully remove your newt work preferences, reboot and set the network up again. But it's extremely odd that only Apple sites are effected:confused: Truth be told I am vexed by this,multiple sites would be different matter.
Because your Internet service provider operates their own DNS servers, and your Mac should automatically use there DNS servers.
 
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We found this with the 8.8.8.8 DNS, I think its a Google one, normally you use your local ISPs as it should be faster.
 

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