Mac OS X Mavericks internet issues
April 17, 2014 2:14 PM Subscribe
I've been having internet issues at work for a while now. I'm using Mavericks on a retina MBP, and the internet will repeatedly just start being abysmally slow connecting to websites.
posted by thewumpusisdead to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Websites will often just hang at the "waiting for www.metafilter" on the status bar in Chrome, (or equivalents in Firefox or Safari)
I've tried using Wi-Fi and/or ethernet (through thunderbolt) and the issue persists. As far as I know, my work doesn't use a proxy server, and other computers seem to be unaffected.
Weird things are that:
1) When the internet is working, it's ridiculously fast- like 500/500 Mbps up/down. I'll do a speed test and get those speeds, and then a minute later, speedtest.com won't even load.
2) Sometimes, when I'm connected on both wifi and ethernet, if I pull the cable on the ethernet, pages that were sitting there at the loading screen will suddenly finally load. But, this issue doesn't go away if I use only ethernet or only wi-fi.
3) Pings are almost always responsive- right now I'm trying to reach stackoverflow.com and it won't load, but pings are responding in the <50ms range.
4) traceroute also doesn't show any obvious problems.
I'm still learning OS X, so I'm not even sure where to start in diagnosing this problem. Any ideas, utilities, command line scripts to find the problem? I tried looking at wireshark logs, but it was a firehose of completely incomprehensible information to me.