Macs are notorious for dropping WiFi connection. Related: How to Connect Your iDevice to Your Mac's Internet Connection Without a Wifi. A process of elimination can help you determine the cause behind an intermittent Internet connection affecting your Mac. This includes testing another computer.
Thanks in advance, - Kris. Hello, The problem is still there in full whilst using firefox - Kris. Kriskris said:. The problem is still there in full whilst using firefox.
Jan 25, 44 michigan north detroit. I have had this issue for quite some time. I will leave my computer for a bit and when I come back and go to a site it says your not connected to the internet so I have to refresh it gets to be a pain. Apple care could not fix it either.
Both my macbook and mac do this. I just downloaded Firefox going to see if it help for me. Any other tips would be great. Don't all mac users use safari? Makosuke said:.
I have no statistics, but at least based on work there's a pretty substantial proportion who use either Firefox or Chrome for various reasons--Google syncronization, tab behavior, familiarity for people who switched from Windows and are used to Firefox , etc. This only applies to mrskullfreak: If you are saying that the computer gives that message after coming back and waking it from sleep, that's just a side effect of it taking a bit for the wireless network or even wired one in the case of one that's performing very poorly to resume its connection after the hardware gets turned back on.
Usually it only takes a few seconds, and will happen to any computer that's put to sleep.
If it happens even when the computer has not been asleep, and you're seeing the same problem on two different computers, it's not the OS, it's either your router or your modem. My guess in that case would be that you have a DSL modem that drops its connection after X minutes of inactivity, and it's timing out, then taking a while to reconnect after the first access.
You could also try the previous suggestion about Network Utility, assuming that it also happens with Firefox. Feb 19, 6, The Finger Lakes Region. Thx for the help.
Open Launchpad from the dock to see all of your applications. Visit the "Other" folder and click on the "Disk Utility" app. Select your Mac hard drive from the list.
Click on "Repair Disk" and allow the process to run. Once it's complete, restart the computer and attempt to connect to the network again. Jen Cordwainer has been writing technology, business and entertainment articles for seven years. She has three years of experience working in enterprise technology. Cordwainer has a bachelor's degree in English.
The database based on Word Net is a lexical database for the English Language. See disclaimer. By Jen Cordwainer. Hardware Issues If multiple users are unable to connect to your Wi-Fi, there might be an issue with your hardware setup.
Select Open Network Preferences Click on Advanced. Click on the Wi-Fi tab. Click on the name of the wireless network in the Preferred Networks window that your Mac switches to. Click on the minus - button just below the Preferred Networks window. When prompted, click Remove. This will remove the network from your stored settings. Click OK Click Apply and close the window. Click on xfinitywifi.
This document was generated from the following discussion: Apple MacBook Pro dropping wireless connection. Move your Mac around and chart the signal strength in various locations to get an idea of where the signal is stronger and where's it's weak. The level of the graph will be dictated by your router and other equipment you have connected to it. Which of the following retains the information it's storing when the system power is turned off? Click on "Repair Disk" and allow the process to run. Instagram Stories was the biggest feature added to the app after it was acquired by Facebook.
Drag xfinitywifi to the bottom of the list. Click OK. Click Apply and close the window. Any questions?