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# 143649 22-Apr-2014 17:18
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Hi
Not sure if this is the right place to post - for a while now pages will not load unless I am connected to Astrill. I have a macbook air and a dlink dsl2740B router/modem. When using my mac normally sites will just stay on connecting forever until I turn Astrill on and refresh. Suspect this is some kind of IP address problem(?) but not sure if this makes it a slingshot/router or computer issue? Help!

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  # 1029271 22-Apr-2014 18:18
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Sounds like a DNS problem. Having never used a MAC, I don't know the commands to check.
On a windows OS, I would run a nslookup to a known site like google.com
Try this both on and off the VPN. I suspect on the VPN you will get the DNS to resolve, but not when off it.

 

If this proves to be the problem, add a dns entry for your network adapter on the mac. 8.8.8.8 is one of google's dns servers - slow but it works.

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