Broadband connection problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hkriffraff, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. hkriffraff macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2003
    I recently changed ISPs and switched from a DSL connection to a cable broadband connection. I use a Belkin wireless router for my home wifi network. Since the switch, I often seem to have connection problems with my MBP (connection time out, server not found), but no problems surfing the web with an older powerbook. When I load the Belkin control panel with the powerbook, it says "Status: No Connection", although the connection seems to be working. Any idea how to trouble shoot this?
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040



    Did you "register" the Cable modem with the Cable Company ?
  3. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    It sounds like its not grabbing DNS. So see if you can grab the DNS numbers from your ISP and plug them into the Airport portion of the Network System Preference. There will probably be 2 separate addresses and should be on your ISP's website. If not, do a google search for yourisp dns numbers and see if anything comes up. Sometimes Macs don't do DNS correctly like they should.

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