Mac mini problem....Please help!


macrumors 65816
Original poster
Mar 3, 2005
Ok so I have a DSL internet connection in my house and last night I hooked up my new mac mini for the first time after installing the 1GB ram stick.

Well, everything was running quickly and smoothly until I got on the internet. I was able to post in some forums of macrumors and others I wasn't. This morning I tried to log into ebay and it wouldnt because the pages wouldn't load. The address bar on macs typically highlight blue as the page is loading, but it would only highlight the http:// and then just never load.

My question is why is this doing this? Is it because of the internet speed? We have a router hooked up in our house and whenever you use wireless some pages just don't load. We never have this problem on any other networks which makes me think that it's the speed of the internet connection, but I could be wrong. When my PC is hooked up directly to the source and not via router it works fine, but our wireless networks are still shady. I tried hooking the mac up directly to the dsl source too but it still had the problem like our wireless pc's do.

Is this a hardware issue or an internet issue? Some sites work perfectly but other sites just wont but it's not even all the time. Please let me know ASAP. Thanks yall!

***mods can you delete the one in the general forum? I placed that in the wrong forum ...sorry :( ***


macrumors 6502a
Sep 23, 2003
London, England
I have had similar problems with my Cable connection with Blueyonder in the UK, It could be the DNS number need to be set on the router, or depending on how your cable modem/service provider works you may need to set up the MAC number with the service provider.

Your MAC number is in the SYSTEM PREFs / NETWORK, it will be AIRPORT ID or ETHERNET ID xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx


macrumors 603
Jul 23, 2002
Fuquay Varina, NC
if you can access a site by IP, its most likely a DNS issue.

Try the following IP addresses and if they work, look into setting your DNS server addresses directly on your mac.

To get your DNS server settings, you can check what your router picked up from your modem or call your ISP.

A couple supposedly public DNS servers I use (from RR support - since theirs suck a$$) are
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