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Mac Mini dropping internet connection

5148 Views 41 Replies Latest reply: Feb 28, 2013 5:38 AM by copydeskcat RSS
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 12:15 PM (in response to copydeskcat)

    What rights are on the folders above where that file should be?


    Cisco could be a Linksys device!?


    Switch could be causing it.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 11:32 AM (in response to copydeskcat)

    Same way as a file, highlight it in the Finder & do a Get Info, CMD+i

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 5:46 PM (in response to copydeskcat)

    Seems OK there, I'm not sure what's up now!?

  • bauer172 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 2:37 PM (in response to BDAqua)

    Are you using USB 3, possibly for an external hard drive?  I recently read that USB 3 can introduce interference with Bluetooth and Wifi.  Searching I found that this happens to a number of people.  Apple has a knowledgebase article (  Also Intel has put out a whitepaper regarding this issue.  Let us know if you are using a USB 3 device and if so then which one. 

  • tiredofmyMACProblem Calculating status...
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    Feb 28, 2013 4:25 AM (in response to copydeskcat)

    How did this ever turn out, by the way?   I have a an iMAC  (with OS X 10.7.5--Lion) and it always drops the WIFI connection.  No other computer in the house or iPAD or iphone drops--just this computer.  The Apple store tried to tell me it was my environment, but I moved and changed internet service providers to Verizon FIOS, and no, it's simply not the environment.   I know there's a problem, but I've never been able to find a fix;  yet, many people out on these boards have problems with it dropping the connection.  BTW, at my old house, I had an older MAC (Tiger OS) and it never dropped the connection in the same "environment."   I have come to conclude that this machine is 1) faulty 2) poorly designed    Unfortuantely, this will be the last one I purchase, as this Mac cost me nearly 1500, and the only reason I paid that is because the previous generation was fantastic.  Come on Apple, provide the fix that we all deserve.   BTW, I don't believe this is a software issue, or Apple would provide a patch, and I've downloaded fixes of the OS.  This is not a firmware problem either, likely, as I've downloaded firmware fixes too... so... it's a hardware issue in the Mac, more than likely, and no tuning, etc. will fix it.

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