2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 13, 2013 12:25 PM by tacobuster
tacobuster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm running Mac OXx 10.6.8, I recently updated my software and I am now unable to connect to the internet. I am connect via ethernet. Network in System Preferences reads "Ethernet is currently active and has the IP address ..." When I try to open a website I receive, for instance, "[Browser's] connection attempt to www.url.com was rejected" or "Safari can't open the page "http://url" because Safari can't connect to the server "url".

 

Can someone please help explain and fix this problem?

  • 1. Re: why does can't my mac mini connect to internet
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

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

     

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

     

    old... http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106653

     

    Hi, this has worked for a few...

     

    Though all of these steps may or may not be needed, I'm including them all.

     

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

     

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

     

    10.5, 10.6, 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.

     

    10.4 instructions...

     

    Is that Interface dragged to the top of Network>Show:>Network Port Configurations.

    If using Wifi/Airport...

     

    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 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8, 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

     

    (There may be better or faster DNS numbers in your area, but these should be a good test).

    Click OK.

     

    If that doesn't work try changing channels on your Router.

  • 2. Re: why does can't my mac mini connect to internet
    tacobuster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Creating a different location and using the DNS numbers provided above did not help . How would I try changing channels on the router, and why would that (possibly) help?