3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 19, 2014 2:36 AM by BDAqua
NopalTiger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I apologise if the format of my question is wonky but I'm not familar with how to address things on these forms. In anycase i'll list the problems i have along with the methods i've tried.

 

 

 

 

Problem:

  • internet doesn't stay connected or won't connect at all (it does show that the internet is on((wifi & ether) router is netgear))

 

 

 

Methods:

  • turning modem, router, and mac components off- worked for a bit but the wifi internet dropped again
  • direct connection to modem- worked but dropped again (tried again and seems to be working?)

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iMac4
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,355 points)

    It may be the Router or Modem also, but...

     

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

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2712

     

    Is that Interface dragged to the top of Network>Show:>Network Port Configurations and checked ON?

     

    The Interface that connects to the Internet, needs to be drug to the top of System Preferences>Network>Show:>Network Port Configurations and checked ON.

     

    Then... Try putting these numbers in Network>TCP/IP>DNS Servers, for the Interface you connect with...

     

    208.67.222.222

    208.67.220.220

     

    Then Apply.

  • NopalTiger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Didn't really work... tried the different settings, the ether connection is checked as well as airport and at the top.

     

    I still can't really connect with my mac, though earlier today, before trying this, I was connected for a few hours somehow.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,355 points)

    Seems some  dveice is havimg problems.

     

    Open console in Applications>Utilities, check the system log for the date/time of the last problem  & the Startup right after that for clues.

    click on the top line we want, Shift plus click on the bottom line we want, CMD+c to copy, then paste the text in a reply with CMD+v

    A couple dozen lines should be about right, hundreds or thousands won't likely be readable.