9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 5, 2014 9:06 AM by BDAqua
Helpchrisredman Level 1 (0 points)

I have a home network which services:

Apple TV

Air port express

Mac book pro

I phone


All the above wrok perfectly.


I have a mac Mini which will join the network and operates fine but keeps dropping the internet after 30 secods of connection?


If I reset everything in the diagnostics box it will rejoin the network but then drops it again !!!


any ideas?



Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.8), please ask
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Hi Chris, this has worked for a few...


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




    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/10.8.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.


    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.

  • Helpchrisredman Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi -


    Sorry - same problem.


    Is it an OS problem - can I update my OS to solve?



  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Hi, I don't think it's an OS problem per se, yet something could be messed up with your OS install.


    Couple of more things to try before a different OSX...


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


    To find out if it's system wide or user specific, try this...


    Open System Preferences>Accounts, unlock the lock, click on the little plus icon, make a new admin account, log out & into the new account.


    Does it work in the new account?

  • Helpchrisredman Level 1 (0 points)

    sorry - no


    Made new account logged in.


    found new location.


    opened internet


    no joy


    went to network diagnostics.




    worked then for a little while - opened a few pages as usual then it logged off.


    reset again in network diagnostics - same thing...


    anything else we can try?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

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

  • Helpchrisredman Level 1 (0 points)

    message bellow is repeated every 20 - 30 seconds:


    02/02.2010 23:59:00 ...apple.launched[1] (0x10b750,cron[497]) could not set up Mach special port 9: (os/kern) no access



    does this meen anythin to you?



  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Chris, is this Server?


    http://nerdlogger.com/2010/08/26/osx-server-could-not-setup-mach-task-special-po rt-9/


    Requires some skills for this one...




    Long shot, but go here & see if you have DNS redirecting going on...



  • Helpchrisredman Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi -


    Im sorry - i dont quite know what you are asking me to do here.


    you question - "is this server?"


    my base kowledge may be streached.


    do you want me to try and go to - www.dcwg.org?



  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    do you want me to try and go to - www.dcwg.org?

    Yes. Hopefully it says...


    Don’t Panic!

    If you are reading this page, it means you are NOT infected with DNS Changer. Your device might still be violated with other malware. We recommend safe computing practices to protect your self while on-line. Information here is a starting place to start