Internet problems on one Mac, other is fine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bungiefan89, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. bungiefan89 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    For the past 5 months, my 27" 2011 iMac has been plagued by problems connecting to the internet or maintaining that connection ... but my 2009 Macbook connects to the same home connection just fine.

    This issue with the iMac persists on both wired and wireless connections as well as in Mac OS and in Windows through Bootcamp. Right now, my iMac has spent the last 15 minutes struggling to connect to the internet (all other applications closed except Google Chrome) after restarting the machine, but my Macbook connects just fine seconds after waking it from sleep.

    This leads me to believe there's a problem with the iMac itself, but I'm at a loss for what the issue could be. Any ideas?
     
  2. satcomer, Feb 27, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2017

    satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    #2
    Try this, open System Preferences->Network pane and at the top of the lane is 'Location' and select 'Edit'. In the Edit section custom name the Network name , then click done to save it all the way out. Then rejoin your networks.
     

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