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Learn how to fix internet connection issues on mac

Jun 07, 2021
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Imagine yourself attending an online office meeting or attending an online class and suddenly internet stops working, How would you feel then? Annoyed and frustrated right? We know how frustrating and annoyed internet connection issues can be so that is why in this article we will discuss how you can fix internet connection issues on mac device to avoid any interupptions in your online activity.

Disconnect and reconnect to the Wifi connection

This might sound weird but most of the internet issue can be resolved by simply disconnecting and reconnecting to the WiFi network.

Change your network DNS

You might be able to resolve the internet issue by changing your network DNS. Follow this link to get instructions on changing the network DNS on Mac.

Restart your modem

Before restarting the modem do check if you are able to access internet access on other devices.

Flush network DNS

Run the Terminal app by opening it in the Utilities folder or searching for it on Spotlight.

  • In the Terminal app, enter the command to flush your cache. It can be slightly different depending on your Mac operating system:
    1. Yosemite and after: sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
    2. Yosemite 10.10–10.10.3: sudo discoveryutil mdnsflushcache
    3. Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion: sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
    4. Snow Leopard: sudo dscacheutil -flushcache

You’ll be prompted to enter in the administrator password for your account. 

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