MacBook disconnects everything else on the network...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by yaxomoxay, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

    yaxomoxay

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Texas
    #1
    Hello - I just bought a MacBook. So far I am loving it.
    Unfortunately a very strange thing happens. Whenever I download something with the Macbook every other device at my house becomes unable to connect to the internet until the download is finished. It doesn't matter if it is a WiFi device or not.
    The connected devices are: a WinXP Netbook, an ubuntu9.10 desktop PC (please notice this is connected with an Ethernet cable, it's not wifi), a Wii and a Samsung Bluray reader.
    To complicate things even further, I noticed that even the MacBook itself cannot do anything else (such as browsing the web w/ Safari and/or Firefox). I tried to download large files such as a movie from iTunes store and the iPhone SDK. The download rate is about 600Kb/sec.
    I have a 6Mb/sec DSL w/ AT&T and the modem is a 2WIRE 1701HG. I do not have a clue on how to solve this problem. Granted, it's pretty cool to have a laptop that can hose wireless networks Any help is really appreciated. Thanks!

    These are some info from my network:
    2WIRE 1701HG Gateway
    Channel: 10 (2.457 MHz)
    Authentication: WEP-Open
    Encryption: WEP (tried also with WPA)
    Channel: 10 (2.457 MHz)
    Wireless Mode: 802.11b/g
    Maximum Connection Rate: 54Mbit/sec
    Power Setting: 4
    SSID Broadcast: Enabled

    Broadband Link
    Connection Speed:
    • Incoming: 6016 kbps
    • Outgoing: 768 kbps

    SL Connection Details
    DSL Line (Wire Pair): Line 1 (inner pair)
    Protocol: G.DMT Annex A
    Downstream Rate: 6016 kbps
    Upstream Rate: 768 kbps
    Channel: Fast
    Current Noise Margin: 14.0 dB (Downstream), 17.0 db (Upstream)
    Current Attenuation: 31.3 dB (Downstream), 18.0 db (Upstream)
    Current Output Power: 15.7 dB (Downstream), 11.9 db (Upstream)
    DSLAM Vendor Information: Country: {0x00} Vendor: {ALCB} Specific: {0x00}
    PVC Info: 0/35
    Internet Connection Details
    Connection Type: PPPoE
    Domain:
    Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU): 1492
    Gateway Ping: Successful
    DNS Communication: Successful
    Configuration Server Post: Successful
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

    Joined:
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    #2
    Does this issue occur at all with the other computers when they're downloading?

    Also, on an unrelated note, I'd definitely recommend running WPA at the minimum for wireless security (if all your other devices support it) as WEP is a joke/false sense of security if somebody really wanted to hack onto your network.
     
  3. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68000

    yaxomoxay

    Joined:
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    #3
    Thanks for your reply. The problem does not occur when other computers are downloading (I try to download the same thing which is the iPhone SDK). I also noticed another problem: when trying to download large files with the Macbook, not only the other devices are prevented to go on the net (or to connect to the router's settings), but the download itself after a while freezes.
    I noticed that trying to download the OS X updates and the iPhone SDK.
    This is an extract of the activity monitored with the tcdump command. I noticed that at the end,when the download freezes, there is some 'strange' activity and I really do not understand the last line ("We're not home" ??):

    18:57:23.112205 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 33091, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0xc1f2 (correct), seq 486698831:486699979, ack 3526581046, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624116463 ecr 132813036], length 1148
    18:57:23.114751 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 33092, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0x5baf (correct), seq 1148:2296, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624116463 ecr 132813036], length 1148
    18:57:23.114852 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 22070, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 52)
    polluxs-macbook.50395 > 204.246.230.107.http: Flags [.], cksum 0x7890 (correct), seq 1, ack 2296, win 65535, options [nop,nop,TS val 132813037 ecr 624116463], length 0
    18:57:23.116237 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 33093, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0x19fc (correct), seq 2296:3444, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624116465 ecr 132813036], length 1148
    18:57:23.117584 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 33094, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0xedba (correct), seq 3444:4592, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624116465 ecr 132813036], length 1148
    18:57:23.117676 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 24441, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 52)
    polluxs-macbook.50395 > 204.246.230.107.http: Flags [.], cksum 0x6f96 (correct), seq 1, ack 4592, win 65535, options [nop,nop,TS val 132813037 ecr 624116465], length 0
    18:57:23.118709 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 33095, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0xe88b (correct), seq 4592:5740, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624116473 ecr 132813036], length 1148
    18:57:23.120278 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 33096, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0x74c0 (correct), seq 5740:6888, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624116473 ecr 132813036], length 1148
    18:57:23.120370 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 4190, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 52)
    polluxs-macbook.50395 > 204.246.230.107.http: Flags [.], cksum 0x6696 (correct), seq 1, ack 6888, win 65535, options [nop,nop,TS val 132813037 ecr 624116473], length 0
    18:57:23.121710 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 33097, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0x740d (correct), seq 6888:8036, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624116474 ecr 132813036], length 1148
    18:57:23.123328 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 33098, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http: Flags [.], cksum 0x29f6 (correct), seq 1, ack 18276160, win 65535, options [nop,nop,TS val 132813339 ecr 624146684], length 0
    18:57:53.325968 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 49027, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0x73c2 (correct), seq 18276160:18277308, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624146687 ecr 132813338], length 1148
    […]
    18:57:59.411645 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 52304, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0xef6e (correct), seq 22034712:22035860, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624152773 ecr 132813399], length 1148
    18:57:59.413234 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 52305, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0x0d2e (correct), seq 22035860:22037008, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624152775 ecr 132813399], length 1148
    18:57:59.413324 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 57772, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 52)
    polluxs-macbook.50395 > 204.246.230.107.http: Flags [.], cksum 0xaee6 (correct), seq 1, ack 22037008, win 65535, options [nop,nop,TS val 132813400 ecr 624152773], length 0
    18:57:59.416191 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 52306, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0x4c0e (correct), seq 22037008:22038156, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624152781 ecr 132813399], length 1148
    18:57:59.417490 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 52307, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0xe06d (correct), seq 22038156:22039304, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624152781 ecr 132813399], length 1148
    18:57:59.417577 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 65465, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 52)
    polluxs-macbook.50395 > 204.246.230.107.http: Flags [.], cksum 0xa5e6 (correct), seq 1, ack 22039304, win 65535, options [nop,nop,TS val 132813400 ecr 624152781], length 0
    18:57:59.421012 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 52308, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0xb080 (correct), seq 22039304:22040452, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624152782 ecr 132813399], length 1148
    18:57:59.422175 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 52309, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0x4e06 (correct), seq 22040452:22041600, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624152782 ecr 132813399], length 1148
    18:57:59.422221 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 34533, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 52)
    polluxs-macbook.50395 > 204.246.230.107.http: Flags [.], cksum 0x9ced (correct), seq 1, ack 22041600, win 65535, options [nop,nop,TS val 132813400 ecr 624152782], length 0
    18:57:59.423986 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 52310, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0x416d (correct), seq 22041600:22042748, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624152783 ecr 132813399], length 1148
    18:57:59.424044 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 59058, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 52)
    polluxs-macbook.50395 > 204.246.230.107.http: Flags [.], cksum 0x9870 (correct), seq 1, ack 22042748, win 65535, options [nop,nop,TS val 132813400 ecr 624152783], length 0
    18:57:59.425659 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 52311, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0xdd8d (correct), seq 22042748:22043896, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624152783 ecr 132813399], length 1148
    18:57:59.426967 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 52312, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0xa8f3 (correct), seq 22043896:22045044, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624152791 ecr 132813399], length 1148
    18:57:59.427048 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 48558, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 52)
    polluxs-macbook.50395 > 204.246.230.107.http: Flags [.], cksum 0x8f78 (correct), seq 1, ack 22045044, win 65535, options [nop,nop,TS val 132813400 ecr 624152783], length 0
    18:57:59.428284 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 52313, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0x44ae (correct), seq 22045044:22046192, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624152791 ecr 132813399], length 1148
    18:57:59.430100 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 52314, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0xdb26 (correct), seq 22046192:22047340, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624152792 ecr 132813399], length 1148
    18:57:59.430195 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 47520, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 52)
    polluxs-macbook.50395 > 204.246.230.107.http: Flags [.], cksum 0x8678 (correct), seq 1, ack 22047340, win 65535, options [nop,nop,TS val 132813400 ecr 624152791], length 0

    […]

    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0xba53 (correct), seq 66633364:66634512, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624224930 ecr 132814120], length 1148
    18:59:11.555378 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 60804, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 52)
    polluxs-macbook.50395 > 204.246.230.107.http: Flags [.], cksum 0x0e90 (correct), seq 1, ack 66634512, win 65535, options [nop,nop,TS val 132814120 ecr 624224930], length 0
    18:59:11.557101 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 57, id 25656, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 1200)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [.], cksum 0x59a1 (correct), seq 66634512:66635660, ack 1, win 3216, options [nop,nop,TS val 624224942 ecr 132814120], length 1148
    18:59:11.670300 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 47018, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 52)
    polluxs-macbook.50395 > 204.246.230.107.http: Flags [.], cksum 0x0a07 (correct), seq 1, ack 66635660, win 65535, options [nop,nop,TS val 132814121 ecr 624224942], length 0
    18:59:11.852667 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Request who-has polluxs-macbook (Broadcast) tell home, length 28
    18:59:11.852704 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Reply polluxs-macbook is-at 34:15:9e:91:49:c9 (oui Unknown), length 28
    18:59:17.650487 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Request who-has adsl-99-60-222-241.dsl.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net (Broadcast) tell adsl-99-60-222-241.dsl.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net, length 28
    18:59:17.650988 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Request who-has adsl-99-60-222-245.dsl.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net (Broadcast) tell adsl-99-60-222-245.dsl.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net, length 28
    18:59:17.651292 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Request who-has adsl-99-60-222-246.dsl.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net (Broadcast) tell adsl-99-60-222-246.dsl.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net, length 28
    18:59:18.541960 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 255, id 44481, offset 0, flags [none], proto UDP (17), length 72)
    polluxs-macbook.51734 > home.domain: [udp sum ok] 31927+ PTR? 241.222.60.99.in-addr.arpa. (44)
    18:59:18.572070 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 255, id 36865, offset 0, flags [DF], proto UDP (17), length 129)
    home.domain > polluxs-macbook.51734: [udp sum ok] 31927 q: PTR? 241.222.60.99.in-addr.arpa. 1/0/0 241.222.60.99.in-addr.arpa. PTR adsl-99-60-222-241.dsl.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net. (101)
    18:59:18.573369 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 255, id 17536, offset 0, flags [none], proto UDP (17), length 72)
    polluxs-macbook.54428 > home.domain: [udp sum ok] 35507+ PTR? 245.222.60.99.in-addr.arpa. (44)
    18:59:18.607685 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 255, id 36866, offset 0, flags [DF], proto UDP (17), length 129)
    home.domain > polluxs-macbook.54428: [udp sum ok] 35507 q: PTR? 245.222.60.99.in-addr.arpa. 1/0/0 245.222.60.99.in-addr.arpa. PTR adsl-99-60-222-245.dsl.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net. (101)
    18:59:18.609043 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 255, id 10454, offset 0, flags [none], proto UDP (17), length 72)
    polluxs-macbook.57639 > home.domain: [udp sum ok] 39411+ PTR? 246.222.60.99.in-addr.arpa. (44)
    18:59:18.645073 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 255, id 36867, offset 0, flags [DF], proto UDP (17), length 129)
    home.domain > polluxs-macbook.57639: [udp sum ok] 39411 q: PTR? 246.222.60.99.in-addr.arpa. 1/0/0 246.222.60.99.in-addr.arpa. PTR adsl-99-60-222-246.dsl.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net. (101)
    18:59:31.884352 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Request who-has polluxs-macbook (Broadcast) tell home, length 28
    18:59:31.884396 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Reply polluxs-macbook is-at 34:15:9e:91:49:c9 (oui Unknown), length 28
    18:59:51.955125 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Request who-has polluxs-macbook (Broadcast) tell home, length 28
    18:59:51.955169 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Reply polluxs-macbook is-at 34:15:9e:91:49:c9 (oui Unknown), length 28
    19:00:11.923490 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Request who-has polluxs-macbook (Broadcast) tell home, length 28
    19:00:11.923534 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Reply polluxs-macbook is-at 34:15:9e:91:49:c9 (oui Unknown), length 28
    19:00:31.891855 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Request who-has polluxs-macbook (Broadcast) tell home, length 28
    19:00:31.891900 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Reply polluxs-macbook is-at 34:15:9e:91:49:c9 (oui Unknown), length 28
    19:00:51.962632 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Request who-has polluxs-macbook (Broadcast) tell home, length 28
    19:00:51.962676 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Reply polluxs-macbook is-at 34:15:9e:91:49:c9 (oui Unknown), length 28
    19:01:11.931012 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Request who-has polluxs-macbook (Broadcast) tell home, length 28
    19:01:11.931054 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Reply polluxs-macbook is-at 34:15:9e:91:49:c9 (oui Unknown), length 28
    19:01:25.708737 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 26868, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 52)
    polluxs-macbook.50395 > 204.246.230.107.http: Flags [F.], cksum 0x04ca (correct), seq 1, ack 66635660, win 65535, options [nop,nop,TS val 132815461 ecr 624224942], length 0
    19:01:25.715341 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Request who-has polluxs-macbook (Broadcast) tell home, length 28
    19:01:25.715378 ARP, Ethernet (len 6), IPv4 (len 4), Reply polluxs-macbook is-at 34:15:9e:91:49:c9 (oui Unknown), length 28
    19:01:25.719098 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 255, id 1, offset 0, flags [DF], proto TCP (6), length 63)
    204.246.230.107.http > polluxs-macbook.50395: Flags [R], cksum 0x4859 (correct), seq 553334491:553334514, win 0, length 23 [RST Go away, we're not home]
     

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