Sometimes router stops connecting to secure sites?

October 13, 2012 at 20:43:57
Specs: Macintosh 10.6, Macbook Pro
Does anyone know WHY this type of this would happen? This happened to me about 10 months ago, described in this post: http://www.computing.net/answers/se... Never figured out the exact cause, the problem just went away after a few days.

For a summary of the last query: I live in Thailand and have wi-fi included with my place. I don't have an outlet for ethernet cable. Normally my internet is fine, and just like in my last posting from January, I haven't made any changes to my own computer settings. My computer still connects to all sites fine when I'm at work or other wi-fi-enabled places. It's just suddenly a problem at home again, for the last 3 days. It's not browser-specific. Luckily, like last time, Yahoo Mail is still working (after an initial period of not working). Don't know what that implies about the security of Yahoo Mail.

If I wanted to talk to my landlord about it...she's not very tech-y and her English is poor. Could the quick solution be as simple as turning the router off and on again? Or are there settings that need to be fixed? I honestly don't know if last time she did something to fix the router, or if the problem just went away by itself...never asked.

Anyone know what the CAUSE might be for a router to suddenly stop connecting to any https sites?


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October 13, 2012 at 21:03:52
Hey again sorry to see your back, yes please try turning off the router and the reset button (a small hole at the back of router).

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October 13, 2012 at 21:12:23
You can try using http://macscan.securemac.com/ it can fix DNS changer virus in Mac pc's.

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October 14, 2012 at 09:47:45
unfortunately the poster has NO access to the router as she stated

LusyThai, try contacting your landlord, maybe even get a friend that knows Thai to help you communicate with her. It may be as simple as resetting the router, but the landlord may have to contact her ISP and see if they have any suggestions on the problem...good luck...

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#4
October 14, 2012 at 12:48:34
XPuser4real said.. "unfortunately the poster has NO access to the router as she stated"???

The OP has no access to ethernet cable in her house and can only talk to landlord using pigeon English, hence the problem. There was nothing in both threads to think she can not get to the router? And what I have suggested should be done on the OP's computer. After all the OP talks of resetting the router manually.

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#5
October 14, 2012 at 14:27:38
If you are sure it is only https sites then it could be any point between you and your final web site. Some isp's have local copies of common web pages and they actually serve it. They can't do that with https. Try https everywhere add on for firefox maybe.

Could be an attack on dns or other issue or just a very slow connection to authenticate certificates. Can't hurt to try opendns ip addresses or google's dns addresses to see if it is a dns to certs issue.

Could be OS or browser settings for the level of security you require or allow.


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