Downloads failing from dropped connection

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jjk454ss, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. jjk454ss macrumors 601

    jjk454ss

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    I have a Mac Mini, it is hooked to a D-link router with a 50ft ethernet cable. I have never had problems in the past using my MacBook over wifi, but it seems like I am constantly losing my Internet connection on the Mac Mini. I have no problems when I am on it, but if I leave a download going, then come back, it seems to almost always pause or cancel the download. It has happened downloading songs from Napster through Safari, it happens in iTunes, and in Software Update.

    OSX should not go to sleep if it's downloading a file, right? I even installed Caffeine to make sure it stays awake. Any ideas on what the issue might be? Or what I should try to do to figure it out?
     
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502

    MacForScience

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    Have you tried connecting to the internet with wireless on your mini? Have you repaired permissions? Have you tired a different ethernet cable? Have you looked in the Console to see if there are any log entries concerning the connection being dropped?

    Those would be the first questions I would have?

    Cheers
     
  3. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

    jjk454ss

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