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I am experiencing a major Internet problem that seems to occur a lot. Occasionally, none of my browsers will be able to load any random page (for example, Nintendo) despite repeated tries. This appears.

Safari Can't Find The Server.

Safari can’t open the page “http://www.nintendo.com/community” because it can’t find the server “www.nintendo.com”.

or, in Internet Explorer,

Server Not Found.

How might I alleviate this situation? Just for good looks, :radioacti .
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I tried both links you have provided and I get an error on both. After putting in the links by hand they work (www.nintendo.com and www.nintendo.com/community).

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What version of the OS are you running?

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If you try the accessing the web site two time in a row, are you able to access the site. If so you might try updating your system to OS 10.3.7. I have read that 10.3.7 resolve some dns problems. Just to ensure you have a good install I would use the Mac OS X Combined Update 10.3.7 (97mb).

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If you didn't notice, when you quote the sites, the last quotation mark attatches to the URL. When you take it out they work.
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I agree with rman, if you're not already running 10.3.7 it should most likely fix your problem.

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yeah 10.3.7 *seemed* to have fixed the Safari issue - i haven't had a "can't find network" since but...
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I have Dial-up Internet service. All these downloads are huge and when I try to download them, my Download Window states that I will have to wait months online to finish.
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Unfortunately, you'll need the 10.3.7 update to fix your problem. If you have a friend with broadband, they may be able to download the update for you and burn it to a cd.

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I have Mac OS X 10.3.3. Can I still download the Mac OS X 10.3.7 file? Also, do I need the Combined Update or just the regular, 26 MB update.
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You'll need the combined update since you haven't updated in awhile.

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Yes you can:

The combined update can cause less problems in some cases - but normally the regular update package should work.

But even then it will take a good few hours!

I'd recommend going to a coffee shop (if you have a airport card) and downloading it there - lots of coffee shops offer free or cheap wireless broadband access...
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Problem: I have a 50-lb. eMac. Can't exactly go to a coffee shop without a luggage cart.

What specific component of the Combined is necessary? What makes it different from the Basic?
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Problem: I have a 50-lb. eMac. Can't exactly go to a coffee shop without a luggage cart.

What specific component of the Combined is necessary? What makes it different from the Basic?
The first iMac at least had a handle to take it for a walk... :cool:

The combined update package actually contains all changes that were made since the original Panther release, 10.3.
The normal update updates only those files that have changed, that's why it's a lot smaller (for 10.3.7, I think it was 12MB, opposed to 97MB for the Combo).
As the combined update is more complete, it might repair any files that do not exactly work as they should anymore. That's why the combined update is the better choice, but it's not really a must.
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I always use the combo update to reduce problems. Like Avalon said you don't have too. For me it give me that warm and fuzzy feeling, because I know that I did not miss anything. lol

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