Networking issues...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ken Masters, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Ken Masters macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2006
    OK so I have no problem connecting to my network at my house but whenever I come down to visit the parents my browsing runs a mixture of either perfectly (rare), really slow (often), not at all (more often). I stay connected to the internet but websites stop responding. Usually this returns to normal after a few minutes but seems to happen randomly?

    I guess the main issue is that browsing runs fine on my parents' Windows laptop and desktop whereas I have issues on my MBP. I've been running Windows on my machine and not having any problems... Also, when I have browsing issues, sometimes my torrents will be running fine in Azureus :confused:

    MBP with OSX 10.4.10
    Router/modem is Netgear DG834GT
    Connected wirelessly
    AOL 1mb line.

    Any ideas? Cheers :)
  2. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Have you hardcoded your DNS servers into your network settings? If you have then your laptop needs to traverse the Internet back to your ISP to resolve names to addresses rather than just going to the nearest copy.
  3. Ken Masters thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2006
    I thought this was the Beginners section :p I have no idea what you just said :eek: :( Do I need to change settings on my router and/or laptop?

    My internet has been working almost completely without interruption for the past hour or so, yet I couldn't browse at all last night so had to use Windows :confused:
  4. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Sorry, sometimes I get carried away :eek:

    In your System Preferences (off the Apple menu) there's a Networking icon. Clicking on there will bring up your networking preferences. Select the interface with the green blob next to it, showing it as active. Then click on the Configure button.

    Now on the TCP/IP panel there's a box named DNS servers. If what I previously posted is correct, they'll be numbers in there that need removing. If it's blank I'm wrong.
  5. Ken Masters thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2006
    There's nothing in the boxes:


    What seems to happen is that everything will be fine if I sat in one position but then as soon as I move (even a matter of feet within a room) it stops running - even when I have full signal to the router.

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