Macbook Pro won't connect to the internet no matter what I do

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Megaman, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Megaman macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2006
    Hi everyone.

    I'm having a huge issue with my 15.4" 2.33GHz MacBook Pro. It won't connect to the internet. My browser says that I don't have an internet connection.

    Here's what I've tried without any luck:

    I tried both Firefox and Safari.

    I tried resetting the browser.

    I connect directly to a modem, I'm not using a router at all.

    I unplugged my modem for about 10 seconds, re plugged it, waited and tried it again. No luck.

    I phoned my IP and they said that the connection is working so I plugged in a PC and the connection works without a problem on the PC.

    My network settings do show me the proper settings (i.p address etc.) according to the I.P. tech guy, and it does say that there is a connection.

    I created a new location in my network settings.

    Used disk utility "First Aid" to verify and repair disk permissions and disk.

    Performed a "Hardware Check".

    I was running Leopard 10.5.4, then performed a new system install.

    I performed a clean install. Tried connecting.

    Went backwards and Installed 10.4 (Tiger) to see if that would work.

    Finally, I tried connecting my computer at work.

    All this with no luck yet.

    If someone could help me, I would greatly appreciate it :)

    My last resort (that I know of) would be to "Resetting an Apple portable's System Management Controller (SMC)".
  2. logana macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    Is this a USB modem - if so get rid off it and use a router !!

    Very few USB modems have Mac drivers.........
  3. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007

    Modems are very dodgy I find, get a cheap wireless router off of ebay and set it up that way, you can ring your internet provider and they will give you assistance in most cases.

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