2012 iMac 27 Ethernet connection drops

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  1. VideoBeagle, Aug 24, 2013
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    VideoBeagle macrumors 6502a

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    Background: So I have a new 2012 27" iMac running 10.8.4

    I have atlantis chat client running constantly to a private server me and some friends use (http://www.riverdark.net/atlantis/). It's a MUSH/MUD Client for you old school types.

    I connect to my router and comcast thru ethernet.

    Problem: Often, multiple times during a day, the connection to the chat server just drops.

    Diagnostic Facts:

    • Other "constant" connections on the iMac...downloads, torrents, mmorpg...do not drop connections.
    • Running the same version of Atlantis on my G5 at the same time as the iMac, attached to the same router, it does not lose connections.
    • Running the same version of Atlantis on other intel machines (in previous times) have not had this problem.
    • a test on my MBP with Mountain Lion to eliminates it being a mountain lion issue.

    So, what I've come to so far is that this is not a problem with the Router or Cable Company. Nor is it a problem with the client or server.

    It would appear that there's some kind of "flux" coming over the iMac's network connection that is minor enough most programs ignore.

    Does anyone have any solutions, or advise on further tests/diagnosis?
     
  2. milkmandan macrumors member

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    I have the exact same problem as you do, however, I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) model.

    Checking my Network settings I see that the Mac loses IP for a split second causing anything I am connected to drop.

    I don't think it is a router issue as no other computer on the network suffers this problem and I've already switched ports to no avail.
     
  3. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How are you doing that? Just watching the control pannel? or is that a log you can follow? I dug thru console but didn't come up with anything...
     
  4. milkmandan macrumors member

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    Go to System Preferences->Network
    you should see your ethernet connection there.
     
  5. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So you're just catching the change in the preference when the connection problem occours? Mine is much too random for that, unfortunately.
     

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