Internet Is Terrible!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MZamora66, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. MZamora66 macrumors newbie

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    My MAC is about 3 months old, and for the last 2 weeks it has been having trouble with the internet. The internet goes down every 5 - 10 minutes; re-connects, and repeats. If it's not that it slows down dramatically. I tried the DNS trick, but that has not worked. I scanned for a virus using the APPLE ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM and it hasn't detected anything. My roomates internet connection is fine, and we're all under the same provider (ROadrunner). Any help would be greatly appreciated; THANKYOU!

    - Stressed Mac User
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    What kind of network do you use to get into the internet?
    Wireless or via ethernet cable?

    What settings do you have set in System Preferences > Network?

    Apple does not have its own APPLE ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM, so what software did you use to scan for viruses?

    Also there are no viruses for Mac OS X. None. Zero. Null.

    Only some malware like trojans, but you have to download and install them yourself via entering your admin password.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    First of all, scanning for a virus won't help, since there ARE no viruses that can run on your Mac. Your internet connection is dependent on many things, especially if it's a wireless connection. It would help if you could give more details. Which model Mac are you using? Are you connecting wirelessly, or by ethernet connection? If wireless, what router are you using? What software have you installed, besides what came with your Mac?

    Also, searching the forum with MRoogle will reveal a great number of threads with ideas on solving your problem:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=inte...v&sa=X&oi=tool&resnum=5&ct=tlink&ved=0CBoQpwU
     
  4. MZamora66 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    1) Wireless

    2)Settings: Airport

    3)Scanned with ProtectMac Antivirus

    4)Mac: IMAC

    5)I don't know router info since it's in my roomates room, and he is sleeping at the moment.

    6)Software installed: Transmission (Torrent downloader)
    VLC (Video Player)
    RAR Expander (Opens .RAR)
    Google Chrome
     
  5. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    The good news is, most of the internet IS terrible... so you're not missing much. ;)

    What brand and model of wireless router do you have? Is it upgraded to the latest firmware?
     
  6. MZamora66 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't know any of that. What is a good model, and brand? How would I know if it's up to date? The router is in my roommate's room and he is asleep.
     
  7. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    have you tried re-booting the router? turn the power off, leave for about 10 seconds then turn it back on
     
  8. goobot macrumors 603

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    could be your router
    if wired the wire.
    the network provider
    your mac settings were f*cked with
    you broke it
    defective machine.
     
  9. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    is that meant to make sense?
     
  10. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I sure hope not.

    It sounded a bit poetic, though.
     
  11. MZamora66 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lmao!

    Yea, I was a little confused by that also. It's wireless, though,
     
  12. MZamora66 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    For the last half hour it has been working just fine. Lately, it hasn't been behaving this nicely. For the last few hours it was constantly "going out". Don't know if that helps any, but from what you guys are saying, it does seem to be the router that's being used.
     
  13. goobot macrumors 603

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    HAHA lmao. it does look like a poem. was i stoned?

    basically it could be the mac or the network/router.

    try someone else's internet and see if it continues to happen
     
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  15. goobot macrumors 603

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    the antenna could be broke/defective. is it a new mac? did you drop it?


    edit: also i was studying romeo and juliet so that maybe why i typed like that :rolleyes:
     
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  17. goobot macrumors 603

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    a lot of imacs are having troubles. i would suggest maybe talking to apple to make sure its ok.
     
  18. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Oh, I get it... it's a list of suggestions!

    Nicely written :D
     
  19. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    lol i'm still only making sense of half of it :confused:
     
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