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Oct 6, 2012 8:27 AM

Hello,

 

My iMac will not connect to the internet correctly.  I know the internet is working because my wife is using her laptop wirelessly, and my software updates are still working. 

 

Some pages open, but are corrupted and not laid out correctly, (amazon and BBC News).  I have tried to connect wirelessly, and failed.  I have emptied the cache and reset safari. I have tried firefox and the same thing has happened. 

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

Tim

iMac, iOS 6
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Oct 6, 2012 12:40 PM (in response to tpwhite75)

    Hello Tim,

     

    Hi, this has worked for a few...

     

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

     

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

     

    10.7 & 10.8…

     

    System Preferences>Network, top of window>Locations>Edit Locations, little plus icon, give it a name.

     

     

    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.

     

    Also see if this applies...

     

    About Safari 5.1.7 and Leopard Security Update 2012-003

     

    Summary

    Learn about Safari 5.1.7 and Leopard Security Update 2012-003.

     

     

    Products Affected

    Mac OS X 10.5, Product Security, Safari 5.1 (Mac OS X 10.6), Safari 5.1 (OS X Lion)

     

     

    Safari 5.1.7 for OS X Lion, Safari 5.1.7 for OS X Snow Leopard, and Leopard Security Update 2012-003 disable out-of-date versions of Adobe Flash Player.

    Out-of-date versions of Adobe Flash Player do not include the latest security updates and will be disabled to help keep your Mac secure. If Safari 5.1.7 or Leopard Security Update 2012-003 detects an out-of-date version of Flash Player on your system, you will see a dialog informing you that Flash Player has been disabled. The dialog provides the option to go directly to Adobe's website, where you can download and install an updated version of Flash Player.

    Additional Information

    If you need to re-enable an out-of-date version of Flash Player, you can do the following:

    1. Navigate to the /Library/Internet Plug-Ins (Disabled) folder.

    2. Drag "Flash Player.plugin" into /Library/Internet Plug-Ins.

    3. If the browser is running, quit and restart it.

     

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5271

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 4:07 AM (in response to tpwhite75)

    Make sure you are now using OpenDNS

     

    http://www.opendns.com/welcome/

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