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Help! Why can't I get on ds's school website? And the lottery?

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edam Sun 01-Nov-09 16:58:38

Would be v. grateful for any suggestions. For some weeks now I've been unable to load ds's school website or get on the National Lottery site. They start loading but never actually get anywhere. Am also having this problem with some other sites but not ones I'm that bothered about or use regularly - just when I'm following links. Can use MN, obv, and everything else...

Am on an elderly-ish Mac laptop (OSX) running Firefox (and have tried doing it in Safari just in case but that doesn't work either).

prism Mon 02-Nov-09 07:26:59

Are you fully up to date? It may be that thee web sites use some technology that your setup doesn't support any more. Do you run Software Update to keep Mac OS X up to date? And do you have the latest version of Firefox, which is 3.5? That may be it.

edam Mon 02-Nov-09 11:53:07

Thanks - think I am, I get notices about software updates for the Mac and for Firefox and always install. But will go back and check.

prism Mon 02-Nov-09 16:29:52

Well, if you can be bothered it's worth creating another user account on the Mac (go to System Preferences and to Accounts which is at the bottom left) and switching to that user, then seeing if the problem is the same. This will tell you if the problem is in your user cache or something to do with the operating system. You can delete the other user afterwards, although it won't take up much space.

Also switch your internet router off for at least 20 minutes, if you haven't recently, in case it's got its knickers in a twist.

WebDude Sat 07-Nov-09 11:15:21

edam - is it working properly, now ?

Just curious as there was someone else asking recently about their wireless network blocking some websites, but not all (eg MN!)

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