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    OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard internet connection dead
    I wanted to post this experience and see if anyone else has the same issue.

    iMac 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    I use a standard ethernet cable through a modem to connect to the internet

    After successfully upgrading from OS X 10.5 to 10.6 everything seemed to be working fine.
    Until I tried to connect to the internet.
    The Firefox web browser just timed out and showed a blank white page with the "Done" message in the bottom corner.
    Same problem with the Safari browser also.

    So I tried software update and the Mac couldn't get a connection.

    I then looked in the Network settings and all settings were 100% correct. But I created a new location anyway just to be sure but got the same connection problem.
    However, the Ethernet tab in System Prefs - Network pane had a green light saying it had a connection.

    A computer and modem reset & restart didn't solve the problem either.

    My version of Snow Leopard 10.6 was bought from a very reputable internet sales company (Amazon).

    I had to re-boot from 10.5 just to be able to post this thread.

    Any suggestions very welcome.

    Kind regards.

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    Try downloading the combo updater and installing that over 10.6 that u have Mac OS X v10.6.2 Update (Combo) - it might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andymcg View Post
    I wanted to post this experience and see if anyone else has the same issue.

    I had to re-boot from 10.5 just to be able to post this thread.

    Any suggestions very welcome.

    Kind regards.
    Hi, I have the same problem with my macbookpro.

    This stopped all my works, would you please tell me how can i re-boot from 10.5 ?

    I am sending this post by a windows based computer.

    Thanks

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    Anoush, it depends where your 10.5 OS X system is kept.
    Is it on a DVD or external hard drive for example?

    To reboot from a DVD restart your computer and hold down the c key as it starts up and you can boot from the disk.
    Or for a hard drive restart your computer and hold down the alt key and it will give you a choice of re-able drives to boot from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collin Bl View Post
    Try downloading the combo updater and installing that over 10.6 that u have Mac OS X v10.6.2 Update (Combo) - it might help.
    Many thanks Collin it did help 100%
    Here I am riding my Snow Leopard hard and fast thru cyberspace.

    So just to re-cap I re-booted into OS X 10.5 to get the internet working and downloaded the above v10.6.2 update from Apple.
    Then of course saved it to an external source before re-installing OS X 10.6.
    Once 10.6 is installed open up your update combi package and install that.

    Good luck Anoush

    And thanks again Collin

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    Sorry I completely forgot to mention a very fundamental piece of info from the previous steps.
    The second and successful attempt I did an Erase and install of 10.5 (clean install) before I installed 10.6.
    Whereas, the failed first attempt had 10.5 with my settings on it before I installed 10.6

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