When you turn on you alu mac and if you use the ethernet port for internet...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by togermano, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. togermano macrumors regular

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    Does the ethernet port not work for the first few minutes after turning on your iMac? Or is it just mine? I also sent my imac in at the applestore for repairs due to the screen freezing issue... I dunno if i should call up and cancel because of the new update?
     
  2. iGrf macrumors newbie

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    Don't have that ethernet problem.

    I use a small wifi router but my iMac is connected via a cable.
    I can surf immedeatly after booting.
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    If it's actually taking a while to kick in, no, definitely not normal. Pretty much by the time the Finder loads, the network connection should have kicked in (usually well before).

    However, the fact that it eventually works points to it being something else--if it were actually faulty hardware, I'd expect it to not work at all.

    For example, some types of broadband modems disconnect themselves from the service after a period of inactivity, and don't reconnect until there's an attempt to access the internet, at which point it takes a little while. If yours does this, perhaps it's not beginning its connection attempt until you try to get at the internet, and it's a little while before it actually kicks in after that?

    One thing to try would be to immediately open Network Utility (in the Utilities folder) and see what it says about network connection en0. If the link status says that it's connected, then it's not the iMac that's delaying your being able to get to the internet, it's something the modem is doing.
     
  4. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    It should work pretty much immediately (mine does too), so I'd guess it's a network issue of some kind. When it starts up it will ask for an IP address, and you won't be able to use anything until it has one, I guess it's that. Try rebooting whatever you've got it plugged into, and check the network settings.
     
  5. CavemanUK macrumors 6502

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    yeah thats definately not right. but it might be a setting on your router? do other people connect to it too?

    some routers close an internet connection if theres a period of inactivity. Then they re-connect when a computer requests a page/network location. If your router is taking some time to authenticate with your ISP then this could account for the delay you are experiencing.
     
  6. CavemanUK macrumors 6502

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    sorry for repeating what you just said...didnt see your post
     

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