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Question: mac mini has sporatic internet connectivity

Mac mini intermittently disconnects from internet. It's not on the internet service provider side or the sp's hardware. I have to constantly turn wifi off and on again even though the icon says the mini is connected to the internet with full bars. it is only when a page doesn't load that I know it has disconnected. I have to turn off wifi and then click back on again for it to load pages. This is happening about 20 times per hour.

iMac, iOS 11.1

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Depending on if you have a local wi-fi base station, that may see change

if you can re-set it (or replace it) ~ or some other wireless ISP arrangement

the options or answer determination may be based on hardware situation.


While I have sporadic internet connections, in part due to very old AirPort

Express (first model, early edition) that still wants to work... A few times a

week when that seems to be cause of lost wi-fi, I simply unplug it for 5 min.

• Solutions for connecting to the Internet, setting up a small network, and troubleshooting - Apple Support


You may have to look into System Information, or perhaps Console to see

if there are any notations related to hardware; there may be software cause.


If the issue relates only to Mac mini itself, you may try an SMC reset..


• How to reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on your Mac - Apple Support

..Note the sequence of steps to try before the actual reset, for best benefit.

Also see the [ NVRAM ] link at end of article, to try that. It does other stuff.

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Mar 17, 2018 2:38 AM in response to fofinc In response to fofinc

Depending on if you have a local wi-fi base station, that may see change

if you can re-set it (or replace it) ~ or some other wireless ISP arrangement

the options or answer determination may be based on hardware situation.


While I have sporadic internet connections, in part due to very old AirPort

Express (first model, early edition) that still wants to work... A few times a

week when that seems to be cause of lost wi-fi, I simply unplug it for 5 min.

• Solutions for connecting to the Internet, setting up a small network, and troubleshooting - Apple Support


You may have to look into System Information, or perhaps Console to see

if there are any notations related to hardware; there may be software cause.


If the issue relates only to Mac mini itself, you may try an SMC reset..


• How to reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on your Mac - Apple Support

..Note the sequence of steps to try before the actual reset, for best benefit.

Also see the [ NVRAM ] link at end of article, to try that. It does other stuff.

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Mar 17, 2018 2:38 AM

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