Wheeewwww ... where to begin ... ? 1. Okay, so ... about a month ago, my internet was disconnected by the Comcast for lack of payment. This issue has been resolved - however, connecting to the internet through airport is now (almost) IMPOSSIBLE. I don't know my current internet speed right now, but it seems as though it's been flushed down the toilet. I've been to many, many, many, ... many sites to fix this issue - but I'm going to start out from the beginning. The first thing that happened was I was unable to connect to the internet through WiFi (airport). So my solution to this was to download this program that would allow fix up some files and fix my airport issue. It did not (but the program required me to enter my password, and I suspect it did something to my airport drive ... thing). After running this program, I was unable to connect and was getting the error "connection timeout" with a little warning triangle next to it. (Network Diagnostics showed "Airport" with a little yellow circle next to it; on, but not in use) So I went into System Preferences -> Network -> Assist Me... -> Assistant, renamed the location name to "name", clicked "continue" -> first radio button -> my wifi network -> and then I entered the password, to which the response was "invalid password". This kind of pissed me off. The password was absolutely correct (and I know this for a fact). After running a few codes that I found online through Terminal, I noticed that the password would go through but that the Airport icon would cycle through its connection animation and either would not connect (0 bars) or would display a triangle with an exclaimation point inside. Annoyed still, I ran a new command through Terminal. This one was "cd /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration", [enter], "sudo -s rm *.*" (and then my password, for the sudo command). Supposedly this would delete my "corrupted plist files" ... or something like that ... I ran this command and then rebooted, though this was to no avail. After a couple of days, I realized that I had used Time Machine a few months back, and that my old plists may be on that drive - I was in luck, they were! So I duplicated my current plists and moved them to my desktop, then I transfered the old ones into my ".../SystemConfigurations" folder. That reset my old networks that I had deleted a while ago and added two new, unknown plists. Well, the problems persisted, so I moved my old plists back (because I prefer to have my newer networks selected). So ... I'm currently connection (I suspect because of those two plists), however I have extremely limited connectivity (I was loading Google in 15 seconds and Facebook in 20). The plists I have now are as follows: com.apple.airport.preferences.plist com.apple.Boot.plist* com.apple.nat.plist* com.apple.network.identification.plist com.apple.PowerManagement.plist com.apple.smb.server.plist NetworkInterfaces.plist preferences.plist *one of the two new plists SO ... I searched Google for some answers for my low connectivity - what I found was something called "OpenDNS", and I honestly have NO IDEA what it is, but I seem to be running websites faster with it than without it (Google at 5-10, and Facebook at 10-15). There are some applications that I use outside of Firefox and Safari to connect to the internet, however, and after a few attempts to connect (meaning constant connectivity), they force you to quit the application and start all over again. This is a problem I am facing right now because I need to use these applications. In addition, I'm not really sure if this is somehow connected to my internet issues, however Safari, Google Chrome and iTunes have been experiencing some ... "problems". 2. Google Chome will crash whenever I use a "command" command, like "command+s" or "command+a", "+c", "+v", etc. 3. Safari treats pages differently now than it used to. Anytime I hit the spacebar in a text field it scrolls down the page (if the page is scrollable), and sometimes when I click on a text field, it takes two or more clicks to register. 4. iTunes crashes whenever I attempt to access the store. I know this is a VERY LONG post, however if you could read through the problems and offer a plausible solution, your help would be EXTREMELY APPRECIATED. I have numbered the problems I am having so that if you have a solution, it is easier for me to understand which one you are addressing, so please, if you could, number your answers as well to correspond with the issue. I apologize in advance because I haven't really edited this post very well (I'm typing it up on TextEdit because of the Safari issue above), so I intend to take another look at it after I post it and make it easier to read/comprehend (I assume it looks like half-block-text after half-block-text).