3 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2012 6:49 PM by jimfromdorch
notoriousmeg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

1. When I choose my wireless airport (10FX05...) it shows full signal bars but no web pages will load. I'm wondering if it is possible to have signal bars yet no actual internet connection. (I'm currently borrowing a neighbor's very spotty no password connection)


     a) I have restarted and unplugged/replugged the router numerous times


     b) I have my firewall set to allow all incoming connections


     c) Macbook is the only computer so no way to know if it is a problem with the internet (although my wireless works perfectly almost everywhere, from           school to coffee shops to friends' houses, etc).


Airport says connected to my verizon router, IP address Using DHCP and IPv6 configured automatically.


Mac OS X     10.5.8

Model Name:    MacBook

  Model Identifier:    MacBook3,1

  Processor Name:    Intel Core 2 Duo

  Processor Speed:    2.2 GHz

  Number Of Processors:    1

  Total Number Of Cores:    2

  L2 Cache:    4 MB

  Memory:    1 GB

  Bus Speed:    800 MHz


Thank you for any/all help!

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (49,120 points)

    I'm wondering if it is possible to have signal bars yet no actual internet connection.

    Yes, it is quite possible to be able to connect to a wireless router or access point, but still not have access to the Internet.


    Please use the System Profiler again, but this time gather the information about the wireless network that your MacBook is connected to. You will find this information under


    ref: Click on the Apple icon on the menu bar > About This Mac > More Info... > Contents > Network > AirPort > Interfaces > en1 > Current Network Information


    While your at this location, note the value for:

    • PHY Mode
    • Channel
    • Network Type
    • Security
    • Signal / Noise
    • Transmit Rate


    Please post back your results. (Note: The image below should be similar, but exact to yours as I am running OS X Lion)



  • BicycleTim Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I am having the same or similar problem.


    Network and internet working fine on other computers and phones. My internet drops out but I am still connected to network. Restart fixes it but that it a pest to do every time it drops out.

    Set up a test account in addition to the Guest account, both connect to network ok but not internet. Screen Shot 2012-05-05 at 11.27.01 AM.jpg





    Macbook Unibody late 08

    2Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo