joined:Sept 24, 2002
About a year ago, I bought a new Macbook Pro 15.6 inch computer. It's a wonderful computer.
Unfortunately, since that time I sometimes - seemingly at random - have difficulty reaching Google, Google News, Google Images, etc...When I try to go to those sites, sometimes nothing ever loads - in Firefox it just says "Connecting to....", and that can go on for minutes at a time before things finally come back to life and then all works well.
Moreover, this occasionally strikes websites too - websites sometimes "hang" loading when the sites (including my own) are fetching scripts from Google, scripts such as Google Analytics, Google Fonts, Google Adsense, etc...
I have never seen this problem happen for any "Non-Google" property. Instead, whenever things seem to hang loading it always is "Google Related."
So far, I've solved this problem one of two ways. Close the browser, re-launch the browser and all works well. Or I flush the DNS cache on the computer. While that works for the "short term," it would be nice to figure out what's causing this problem so I'm not having to deal with it a few times a week like I do now.
I've seen this happen when using Chrome and Safari, too - so I know it isn't a strange FireFox bug.
Edit - Oh, I'll also add. I don't think it is "router related," either. I recently had to get a new (and different type of) DSL modem/router as I upgraded my service with ATT. The problem I'm sometimes having reaching Google properties has happened with both routers.