Bad modem, router, or wifi chip?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jent, May 3, 2012.

  1. jent macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2010
    My landlord just ordered a new cable modem to try to remember problems I've been having maintaining an internet connection at the house. Every now and then, I remain connected to the wifi network but don't get internet. Often, disabling and re-enabling wifi fixes it, other times not.

    To be fair, the network itself definitely goes down, and is Verizon's fault. Other times, though, I seem to be the only one having a problem. I have tried both default DNS settings and Google DNS. I haven't noticed issues at work or school. What can I do to diagnose the issue?

    I'm on a MacBook Air with Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Thanks!
  2. techzone707 macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2011
    If you can try to connect to the modem to see if you have any issues. If not, its your router.

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