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
- Network Type
- 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)
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.
Macbook Unibody late 08
2Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo