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# 143331 10-Apr-2014 19:06
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My wife has a Macbook Air (2013), Mavericks 10.9.2.
It connected wirelessly on Wednesday, but will not connect wirelessly or via USB Ethernet today (Thursday)
All our other devices (Android and Desktop Windows 8.1) have no problem, either wirelessly or hard-wired.
I have tried a shutdown/restart but still no connection (wireless and USB hard-wired).
System Preferences>Network shows no errors either wireless or USB Ethernet.
As far as I am a know nothing was installed on Wednesday and my wife would not be remotely interested in 'fiddling' with settings she knows nothing about.

All our hard wired devices are using powerline, but I have connected the Mac directly to the Huawei HG659 modem/router (VDSL) in the garage and still no internet access.

This is the first time this has happened since we got the Mac (Sept 2013).

Any suggestions on what to try next?




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Dell Inspiron 7591 2n1 (Windows 10 Pro)
Net: Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, Echo, Dot, Spot, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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  # 1023066 10-Apr-2014 19:34
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Naive question - Does her Mac have a physical wireless on-off switch? (Wintel notebooks often do)
This would not explain the failed Ethernet connection though.
I don't own a Mac but I know they never fail smile




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  # 1023087 10-Apr-2014 20:03
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No, there is no switch on the air




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Dell Inspiron 7591 2n1 (Windows 10 Pro)
Net: Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, Echo, Dot, Spot, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


 
 
 
 


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  # 1023098 10-Apr-2014 20:32
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In System Prefs -> Network, do the connections light up with a green dot?

Clicking in to advanced, is there a valid IP address there?

Are you running IPv6 internally?



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  # 1023119 10-Apr-2014 21:10
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RunningMan: In System Prefs -> Network, do the connections light up with a green dot?

Clicking in to advanced, is there a valid IP address there?

Are you running IPv6 internally?


1) Green Dot
Both are green - USB Ethernet and Wi-Fi

2) USB Ethernet = 192.168.1.9 (OK by me, Router is 192.168.1.1)
Wi-Fi = 192.168.1.7

3. Not that I am aware of.





PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Dell Inspiron 7591 2n1 (Windows 10 Pro)
Net: Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, Echo, Dot, Spot, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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  # 1023122 10-Apr-2014 21:19
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Sounds like there is connectivity of both are getting valid IP address in the right range. Have seen an issue a couple of times with it trying to use IPv6 when there isn't a valid route.

Try going in to the advanced settings and flicking IPv6 off



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  # 1023124 10-Apr-2014 21:24
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RunningMan: Sounds like there is connectivity of both are getting valid IP address in the right range. Have seen an issue a couple of times with it trying to use IPv6 when there isn't a valid route.

Try going in to the advanced settings and flicking IPv6 off


As of now, I am connected via USB Ethernet.
Configure IPv6 is set to 'Automatically' (which I have never touched).
The only 2 other options are: Manually Link-local only




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Dell Inspiron 7591 2n1 (Windows 10 Pro)
Net: Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, Echo, Dot, Spot, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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  # 1023126 10-Apr-2014 21:25
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$20 says its a DNS issue.
In network utility can you PING a host name?

 
 
 
 




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  # 1023128 10-Apr-2014 21:26
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TimA: $20 says its a DNS issue.
In network utility can you PING a host name?

Wow!
I have no idea what to do next.




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Dell Inspiron 7591 2n1 (Windows 10 Pro)
Net: Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, Echo, Dot, Spot, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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  # 1023131 10-Apr-2014 21:35
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alisam: My wife has a Macbook Air (2013), Mavericks 10.9.2.
It connected wirelessly on Wednesday, but will not connect wirelessly or via USB Ethernet today (Thursday)
All our other devices (Android and Desktop Windows 8.1) have no problem, either wirelessly or hard-wired.
I have tried a shutdown/restart but still no connection (wireless and USB hard-wired).
System Preferences>Network shows no errors either wireless or USB Ethernet.
As far as I am a know nothing was installed on Wednesday and my wife would not be remotely interested in 'fiddling' with settings she knows nothing about.

All our hard wired devices are using powerline, but I have connected the Mac directly to the Huawei HG659 modem/router (VDSL) in the garage and still no internet access.

This is the first time this has happened since we got the Mac (Sept 2013).

Any suggestions on what to try next?


Have you tried turning it off and on again?



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  # 1023133 10-Apr-2014 21:42
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If you mean the modem/router, yes i have.
Can try again though.




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Dell Inspiron 7591 2n1 (Windows 10 Pro)
Net: Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, Echo, Dot, Spot, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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  # 1023135 10-Apr-2014 21:46
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alisam: If you mean the modem/router, yes i have.
Can try again though.

The computer

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  # 1023153 10-Apr-2014 21:55
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Probably not the solution but check location in the apple menu to make sure you don't have two different locations enabled, and you have inadvertently selected a different location setting.



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  # 1023159 10-Apr-2014 22:12
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hagrid:
alisam: If you mean the modem/router, yes i have.
Can try again though.

The computer

Done, but no change.




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Dell Inspiron 7591 2n1 (Windows 10 Pro)
Net: Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, Echo, Dot, Spot, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier




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  # 1023160 10-Apr-2014 22:16
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Perhaps, I should re-install Mavericks.
I have, no idea how to do this.
If the recommendations is Google it, then OK, I will.




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Dell Inspiron 7591 2n1 (Windows 10 Pro)
Net: Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, Echo, Dot, Spot, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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  # 1023164 10-Apr-2014 22:38
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Create a new user in the users and groups system preferences. See if you can connect from that account. If yes, then there may be a corrupt network file in the main account. I agree that it may be something to do with DNS server settings.

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