1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 9:31 PM by BDAqua
Ryanp522 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My 2012 iMac is having some connection issues lately. In the menu bar it always shows that I am connected to my houses wifi signal however it sems every 20-30 minutes i lose all connectivity even though it states I am connected. its becoming a real hassle because if i am doing anything online related i must go and turn off wifi and then turn it back on again to regain my connectivity. I've tried just about everything I've come across online but nothing seems to help.

 

could this be some sort of hardware problem?


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,070 points)

    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.