edit: SOLVED :- problem with LittleSnitch. Disabled and all is well. Hi, having some really weird/annoying issues with my macbooks Wifi & need help! OS: Mountain Lion (latest update) Macbook Unibody late 2008/early 2009 Problem: Everytime I connect to any wifi hotspot, at home, cafe, 3g tether etc my wifi connection will refuse to load any webpages ('connection was reset error'). Affects the whole laptop & also appears to be the case for ethernet connection as well. However the strange part is that if I connect to hotspotshield VPN, my connection suddenly works fine! Also booting into windows I can connect to wifi connections without use of a VPN & everything works perfectly. When i turn off Hotspot VPN however or boot back into OS10.8 I can no longer connect to anything This led me to believe it may be a software issue, however looking at various solutions none of the following has resolved my problem: 1) Reset PRAM/SMC 2) Delete Network and Airport preference files from /Library/Preferences/Systemconfig.. 3) Diasble Hotspot shield and DNS Crypt 4) Reset router/changed password to WPSA-PSK2 5) Deleted and readded wifi connection in network preferences 6) Changed network 'location' /renewed DHCP Lease 7) edit; Uninstalled hotspot shield and dnscrypt The only thing i havent tried and would prefer not to (no disk /time machine handy) is a full system restore :/ Any help much appreciated!