1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 3, 2012 6:47 PM by BDAqua
GeorgeM99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My 4 year old iMac intermittently connects to my wireless Internet. iPad has no trouble.I'm currently using version 10.5.8. My airport fan icon is black, but it just my home page won't open. I'm using safari browser. What settings can I check?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: iMac won't connect to wireless internet
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    Hi, this has worked for a few...

     

    Make a New Location, Using network locations in Mac OS X ...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2712

     

    10.5.x/10.6.x/10.7.x instructions...

     

    System Preferences>Network, click on the little gear at the bottom next to the + & - icons, (unlock lock first if locked), choose Set Service Order.

     

    The interface that connects to the Internet should be dragged to the top of the list.

     

    Instead of joining your Network from the list, click the WiFi icon at the top, and click join other network. Fill in everything as needed.

     

    For 10.5/10.6, System Preferences>Network, unlock the lock if need be, highlight the Interface you use to connect to Internet, click on the advanced button, click on the DNS tab, click on the little plus icon, then add these numbers...

     

    208.67.222.222

    208.67.220.220

     

    Click OK.