Help!! Internet non responsive when browsing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Alex1118, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Alex1118 macrumors newbie

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    Hey there,

    I have a mid 2007 MacBook Pro 15 inch. It's been an excellent computer for the last four and a half years but has started giving me problems the past couple of months. Here are the symptoms

    1. For as long as I can remember, it's always been a little weird when browsing the Internet. Every now and then, it'll have trouble pulling up certain websites and sometimes won't even load the images. I've tried multiple browsers, multiple routers, direct connection to cable modem, everything.

    2. Yesterday, the Internet quit working completely. No browsing, no iTunes store connection, no apple update. However, when I ran a ping test through the terminal, I got a response from google's server. They were quick too, around 20 ms.

    3. Finally, I decided I'd reformat to a clean install of Leopard. Well, the same thing is happening. I can't pull any websites up. It just sits there. But what's weird is I ran Apple Update and it downloaded over 1 GB worth of updates within 8 minutes. So obviously, the Internet is working in some capacity.

    What the hell gives? It has to be a hardware issue, right? Seeing as I reformatted to a clean install? Im at a loss here and would to not pay a repair shop $80 bucks or so to "diagnose" it

    Thanks in advance,

    Alex
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What exact router do you use and how are you connected to that router?
     
  3. Alex1118 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a Belkin F6D4230 and I'm connected Wirelessly to it. I've tried changing the channel it operates on due to other routers where I live to no avail. Also, I find this problem even when I'm directly connected to the router via Ethernet.
     
  4. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    Considering the age of the MacBook Pro, Apple usually does a fixed repair fee. It might be worth it to take in into the Apple store and have them look at it. They will run a diagnostic on it and that could determine what might be the issue. The initial diagnostic won't cost you anything.
     

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