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Marjean54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am using OS X 10.8.2 on an iMac 21.5 inch, Mid 2010.

 

For quite some time the internet becomes disconnected.  I run windows XP via VMWare Fusion on which I run StreetSmartPro.  StreetSmartPro continuously updates info from my brokerage account.  When the internet is dropped, the messages I get on Windows are:  "Local Area Connection:  A network cable has been disconnected", "Error connecting to Main Server:  Connection to trade server has been lost".

 

When I am running StreetSmartPro on Apple from Safari, when the internet connection is lost, the message is something like "internet connection lost:  would you like to reconnect".

 

Yesterday I recorded the disconnects for several hours:  11:44 am; 12:09 pm; 1:50 pm; 2:41 pm; 3:23 pm; and 4:15 pm.

 

My Provider monitored the connection from their offices all the way to my computer for an entire afternoon.  When internet seemed to be dropped for an instant, they saw no evidence.  Their records showed that the connection was constant.  His theory is that there is a problem within the computer.

 

Anyone out there with any suggestions?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,800 points)

    In Fusion, are you shharing the Mac's connection, or what setting??

     

    Hi, this has worked for a few...

     

    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...

     

    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.

     

    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

     

    Click OK.

  • Marjean54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am sharing Mac's connection with Fusion.

     

    Just so I follow you, I am using 10.8.2, therefore I follow instructions on support.apple.com/kb/HT5289:

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

     

    I am not using WIFI.  I have DSL via Ethernet.

     

    Now, if I follow these instructions, I am not going to mess something up, right?

  • Marjean54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I followed your instructions as I repeated them above and everything seems to be working fine.  I will have to wait until tomorrow to see if the disconnect problem has been resolved.  I will report back either way.

     

    Thank you.

  • Marjean54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Today connection to the internet continues to drop, so establishing a new location didn't work.

     

    The disconnect only lasts seconds until I am again reconnected.

     

    Any other ideas?  Is there a possibility I need a new Network Interface Card?  Or that it involves another computer fix?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,800 points)

    A new network card costs a mint, requires a new logic board on an iMac.

     

    I don't think that's it yet though, either Router, or we need more clues...

     

    Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this happens.

  • Marjean54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Regarding the cost of a new Network card, I still have an extended warranty and I want this diagnosed before it runs out.

     

    I don't have a router.  The fiberoptics DSL cable is connected to a small box on the wall (about the size of a pack of cigarettes and is conected to my computer via an ethernet cable.

     

    Wow, a whole bunch of things appeared in the Counsole.All messages the moment the internet connection disconnected.  It is beyond my expertise to decifer it.  I'm not able to print or copy and paste the info.  How can I pass the info on to you to look over? 

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,800 points)

    Copy & paste the text here in a reply.

  • Marjean54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is therre a way to upload screenshots?  The document that would allow me to copy and paste is way too long.

  • Marjean54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Guess I'll just send a portion of the results in Console...

    12/7/12 9:16:10.006 PM configd[50] network changed: v4(en0-:69.131.91.143) DNS- Proxy- SMB

    12/7/12 9:16:10.000 PM kernel[0] Wake reason: EHC2

    12/7/12 9:16:10.000 PM kernel[0] Previous Sleep Cause: 5

    12/7/12 9:16:10.000 PM kernel[0] The USB device HubDevice (Port 1 of Hub at 0xfa000000) may have caused a wake by issuing a remote wakeup (2)

    12/7/12 9:16:10.007 PM vmnet-bridge[352] Dynamic store changed

    12/7/12 9:16:10.009 PM vmnet-bridge[352] Failed to read SCproperties for key: State:/Network/Global/IPv4

    12/7/12 9:16:10.009 PM vmnet-bridge[352] Stopping bridge for: en0

    12/7/12 9:16:10.013 PM configd[50] setting hostname to "Marilyn-Jegerlehners-iMac.local"

    12/7/12 9:16:10.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: VMNetDisconnect called for port 0xffffff802f627c00

    12/7/12 9:16:10.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: bridge-en0: filter detached

    12/7/12 9:16:10.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: bridge-en0: down

    12/7/12 9:16:10.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: bridge-en0: detached

    12/7/12 9:16:10.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: Freeing hub at 0xffffff803e10e000.

    12/7/12 9:16:10.024 PM configd[50] arp_client_transmit(en0) failed, Network is down (50)

    12/7/12 9:16:10.024 PM configd[50] bootp_session_transmit: bpf_write(en0) failed: Network is down (50)

    12/7/12 9:16:10.024 PM configd[50] DHCP en0: INIT-REBOOT transmit failed

    12/7/12 9:16:10.000 PM kernel[0] The USB device BRCM2046 Hub (Port 1 of Hub at 0xfa100000) may have caused a wake by issuing a remote wakeup (3)

    12/7/12 9:16:10.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: VMNetSetopt: Set link state DOWN

    12/7/12 9:16:10.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: VMNetSetopt: Set link state UP

    12/7/12 9:16:10.542 PM WindowServer[102] handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: no action for lock state 1

    12/7/12 9:16:11.000 PM kernel[0] The USB device Bluetooth USB Host Controller (Port 1 of Hub at 0xfa110000) may have caused a wake by issuing a remote wakeup (3)

    12/7/12 9:16:11.000 PM kernel[0] 26427.533929: performCountryCodeOperation: Not connected, scan in progress[0]

    12/7/12 9:16:11.000 PM kernel[0] HID tickle 398 ms

    12/7/12 9:16:11.000 PM kernel[0] AppleBCM5701::selectMedium - autoselect, any duplex, flow control allowed

    12/7/12 9:16:11.000 PM kernel[0] Ethernet [AppleBCM5701Ethernet]: Link down on en0

    12/7/12 9:16:11.487 PM configd[50] DHCP en0: ARP detect ROUTER failed, arp_client_transmit(en0) failed, Network is down (50)

    12/7/12 9:16:11.579 PM hidd[41] MultitouchHID: device bootloaded

    12/7/12 9:16:12.021 PM mDNSResponderHelper[2179] do_mDNSInterfaceAdvtIoctl: ioctl call SIOCGIFINFO_IN6 failed - error (22) Invalid argument

    12/7/12 9:16:12.022 PM mDNSResponderHelper[2179] do_mDNSInterfaceAdvtIoctl: ioctl call SIOCGIFINFO_IN6 failed - error (22) Invalid argument

    12/7/12 9:16:14.000 PM kernel[0] Ethernet [AppleBCM5701Ethernet]: Link up on en0, 1-Gigabit, Full-duplex, No flow-control, Debug [796d,0301,0de1,0300,c1e1,2800]

    12/7/12 9:16:16.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: VMNetSetopt: Set link state DOWN

    12/7/12 9:16:16.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: VMNetSetopt: Set link state UP

    12/7/12 9:16:18.044 PM configd[50] network changed: v4(en0+:69.131.91.143) DNS+ Proxy+ SMB

    12/7/12 9:16:18.045 PM vmnet-bridge[352] Dynamic store changed

    12/7/12 9:16:18.046 PM vmnet-bridge[352] Started bridge for 0, en0

    12/7/12 9:16:18.153 PM CalendarAgent[657] [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.queue] [Account refresh failed with error: Error Domain=NSURLErrorDomain Code=-1009 "The Internet connection appears to be offline." UserInfo=0x7f99b29791d0 {NSUnderlyingError=0x7f99b4011550 "The Internet connection appears to be offline.", NSErrorFailingURLStringKey=https://mugas%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/mugas%40tds.net/user///mugas%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/mugas%40tds.net/user/, NSErrorFailingURLKey=https://mugas%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/mugas%40tds.net/user///mugas%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/mugas%40tds.net/user/, AccountName=tds.net, CalDAVErrFromRefresh=YES, NSLocalizedDescription=The Internet connection appears to be offline.}]

    12/7/12 9:16:18.212 PM CalendarAgent[657] [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.queue] [Account refresh failed with error: Error Domain=NSURLErrorDomain Code=-1009 "The Internet connection appears to be offline." UserInfo=0x7f99b4005d90 {NSUnderlyingError=0x7f99b2943560 "The Internet connection appears to be offline.", NSErrorFailingURLStringKey=https://independent%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/independent%40tds .net/user///independent%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/independent%40tds.net/user/, NSErrorFailingURLKey=https://independent%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/independent%40tds .net/user///independent%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/independent%40tds.net/user/, AccountName=tds.net, CalDAVErrFromRefresh=YES, NSLocalizedDescription=The Internet connection appears to be offline.}]

    12/7/12 9:16:18.213 PM CalendarAgent[657] [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.queue] [Account refresh failed with error: Error Domain=NSURLErrorDomain Code=-1009 "The Internet connection appears to be offline." UserInfo=0x7f99b420ef60 {NSUnderlyingError=0x7f99b421a150 "The Internet connection appears to be offline.", NSErrorFailingURLStringKey=https://grandmom4%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/grandmom4%40tds.net /user///grandmom4%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/grandmom4%40tds.net/user/, NSErrorFailingURLKey=https://grandmom4%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/grandmom4%40tds.net /user///grandmom4%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/grandmom4%40tds.net/user/, AccountName=tds.net, CalDAVErrFromRefresh=YES, NSLocalizedDescription=The Internet connection appears to be offline.}]

    12/7/12 9:16:18.215 PM CalendarAgent[657] [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.queue] [Account refresh failed with error: Error Domain=NSURLErrorDomain Code=-1009 "The Internet connection appears to be offline." UserInfo=0x7f99b421a3f0 {NSUnderlyingError=0x7f99b4227450 "The Internet connection appears to be offline.", NSErrorFailingURLStringKey=https://investme%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/investme%40tds.net/u ser///investme%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/investme%40tds.net/user/, NSErrorFailingURLKey=https://investme%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/investme%40tds.net/u ser///investme%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/investme%40tds.net/user/, AccountName=tds.net, CalDAVErrFromRefresh=YES, NSLocalizedDescription=The Internet connection appears to be offline.}]

    12/7/12 9:16:18.216 PM CalendarAgent[657] [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.queue] [Account refresh failed with error: Error Domain=NSURLErrorDomain Code=-1009 "The Internet connection appears to be offline." UserInfo=0x7f99b421e760 {NSUnderlyingError=0x7f99b2b0c570 "The Internet connection appears to be offline.", NSErrorFailingURLStringKey=https://mybuy%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/mybuy%40tds.net/user///mybuy%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/mybuy%40tds.net/user/, NSErrorFailingURLKey=https://mybuy%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/mybuy%40tds.net/user///mybuy%40tds.net@calendar.google.com/calendar/dav/mybuy%40tds.net/user/, AccountName=tds.net, CalDAVErrFromRefresh=YES, NSLocalizedDescription=The Internet connection appears to be offline.}]

    12/7/12 9:16:18.252 PM CalendarAgent[657] [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.queue] [Account refresh failed with error: Error Domain=NSURLErrorDomain Code=-1009 "The Internet connection appears to be offline." UserInfo=0x7f99b4217a50 {NSUnderlyingError=0x7f99b4214c20 "The Internet connection appears to be offline.", NSErrorFailingURLStringKey=https://mybuy%40tds.net@p12-caldav.icloud.com/267970268/principal///mybuy%40tds.net@p12-caldav.icloud.com/267970268/principal/, NSErrorFailingURLKey=https://mybuy%40tds.net@p12-caldav.icloud.com/267970268/principal///mybuy%40tds.net@p12-caldav.icloud.com/267970268/principal/, AccountName=iCloud, CalDAVErrFromRefresh=YES, NSLocalizedDescription=The Internet connection appears to be offline.}]

    12/7/12 9:16:18.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: VNetUserIf_Create: created userIf at 0xffffff802f9a2200.

    12/7/12 9:16:18.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: VMNetConnect: returning port 0xffffff802f9a2200

    12/7/12 9:16:18.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: Hub 0 does not exist, allocating memory.

    12/7/12 9:16:18.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: Allocated hub 0xffffff803e467000 for hubNum 0.

    12/7/12 9:16:18.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: VMNET_SO_BINDTOHUB: port: paddr 00:50:56:e7:c9:8c

    12/7/12 9:16:18.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: Hub 0

    12/7/12 9:16:18.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet:  Port 0

    12/7/12 9:16:18.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: bridge-en0: media 20 dev 0xffffff802d0b9428 family 2

    12/7/12 9:16:18.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: bridge-en0: up

    12/7/12 9:16:18.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: bridge-en0: attached

    12/7/12 9:16:18.000 PM kernel[0] vmnet: VNetUserIfFree: freeing userIf at 0xffffff802f9a2200.

    12/7/12 9:16:18.448 PM configd[50] setting hostname to "h69-131-91-143.mdsnwi.broadband.dynamic.tds.net"

    12/7/12 9:16:19.499 PM mDNSResponderHelper[2179] do_mDNSInterfaceAdvtIoctl: ioctl call SIOCGIFINFO_IN6 failed - error (22) Invalid argument

    12/7/12 9:16:19.499 PM mDNSResponderHelper[2179] do_mDNSInterfaceAdvtIoctl: ioctl call SIOCGIFINFO_IN6 failed - error (22) Invalid argument

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,800 points)

    Is this after making a New Location?

  • Marjean54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, this was after making a New Location.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,800 points)

    Are there any Firmware updates available for your Router?

  • Marjean54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't have a router.  I have DSL via fiberoptics...there is a wire that runs into a small box (about the size of a cigarette pack) attached to my wall.  The Ethernet cable runs from that box directly to my computer.

  • Ray047 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem when I upgraded my 2009 24"iMac from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion.  I spent hours on the phone with Apple support and they had no solution.  I did some research and found that possibly Safari was the culprit.  Any awy, I installed Google Chrome for my search engine.  I have now had no disconnects for 2 weeks.  Maybe magic, maybe a fluke, I am not sure, but...

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