Networking problems, about to return stuff

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by track09, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. track09 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009

    I've enjoyed my Macs for the last 13 days, however, they continue to have problems.

    I have a 13" MBP, and
    a 24" iMac

    The iMac is wired, the MBP wireless

    I'll be on the internet, load a few pages, then ill click something, and it won't load, it will go blank, and sit there with "loading".

    Happens on all browsers, also with other apps. And when one app isn't connecting, none of them are. I can understand this with the MBP, but on the iMac, and it's worse.

    Running 10.5.7.

    I bought my MBP two Wednesdays ago. If this issue isn't resolved by tomorrow night (Wednesday night), I will sadly return my Macs and get PCs.

    EDIT: Linksys WRT54GC, and this does NOT occur with either of the PCs in my house, nor my gaming consoles.
  2. i.shaun macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2008
    so are you asking for help or just stopping in to say macs suck I'm getting a PC?

    Networking can be lots of things, the macs could be acting up, the modem could be acting up, the router could be acting up, or any combination of the 3.

    If the internet just cuts out it could be a router problem, especially since it's not restricted to wireless on the MBP. I'd try some more troubleshooting before just giving up on such expensive purchases, but if you really want to go to PC that's your choice.
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands

    Networking on Macs, PCs and Linuxes are for the consumer all the same...TCP v4 is all supported... :rolleyes:
    So, basically what you are saying is that your new Macs either don't get a good IP address by your router (via DHCP), or your DNS is not okay.

    If you don't know how to figure it out, just ask someone in your neighborhood.
    It's not all that hard.

    OTOH, if you really think it is a "Mac-issue", it might be better not to bother. Just use a PS3 with internet orso. :p
  4. track09 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    No, I'm saying that my macs are having a problem, asking for help, but pointing out my issue here.

    I did extensive troubleshooting, even connecting directly to the cable modem, but the issue remains.

    I say this because I need my machines to be reliable, and since tomorrow is the 14th day, I must fix this by tomorrow.

    Also, the issue is not affecting my Vista desktop or my Xp laptop. I've read a lot on the internet about this problem, but have yet to see a fix. I didn't spend over $3k to deal with this issue. Please, understand my frustration.
  5. track09 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    Not even going to quantify this cocky and useless response, judging by what's in your profile.

    Everything in network preferences is fine. And my peecee machines are unaffected.
  6. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Doesn't help you a lot. :rolleyes:
    People react to this kind of posting.
    You judge me by my sig, I judge you by your post.

    Simple thing is here, is that you start by offending by threatening to buy PC's if this issue is not resolved by Wednesday.
    And you provoke these answers.

    One small suggestion to try to help you out... how are your proxies setup?

    Further: check your DNS. Does the Mac "receive" the DNS server via DHCP correctly? Try out by opening "" (in /Apps/Utilities) and type:
    nslookup <ENTER>

    You should get this straight away:
    Server: <your DNS-Server>
    Address: <your DNS-Server>#53

    Non-authoritative answer:
  7. surflordca macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I almost guarantee it's the LinkSys. Lots of user habe had problems with them on Macs.
  8. Jisuo macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
  9. iAlexG macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    I had this problem on my new macbook over the last few days. It turned out it was the modems fault. All I did was give the a nights sleep (unplug) and in the morning switched it on again. Now works fine. DONT GET A PC THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR MAC's
  10. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Ignore those ignorant people. Ignorance is quite common in these forums. What 3rd party apps have you installed? Have you tried rebooting? Have you tried resetting your modem/router?

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