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One possible fix for internet connections that drop out
Authored by: zo219 on Jul 04, '08 03:54:40PM

Possible fixes:

Set your Renew DHCP Lease to either very frequent (that once helped my connection stay alive) ... or very infrequently.

Input OpenDNS servers in Network panel ...

AppleTalk gets turned on with some archive & installs / upgrades; make sure that's turned off. Check your other network settings too, just in case proxy's on by mistake.

MacPilot by Koingo has a number of options for presets, depending on your connection, that it will temporarily or permanently apply. Must be fifty for cable modem - not fair to them to copy here, of course, but you might want to take a look.

This isn't a keychain issue, is it? They can be stubborn - worth deleting relevant entries and starting fresh by letting the system ask you, Remember this in Keychain? Which is sometimes the only reliable way.

And keep resetting that ABS - I've got an Airport Express that can take 4 or 5 resets after a system upgrade now, but once it remembers, no drop outs.

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