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comment Macbook Pro 15 inch Late 2011 - Internet always slow until I change DNS lookup address
Your statement - "Changing the network/IP details temporarily interrupted the malware until it work up again." was what helped me most.
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comment Macbook Pro 15 inch Late 2011 - Internet always slow until I change DNS lookup address
That's it! Network monitor showed me that a process from a VPN client I had installed on my machine at my last job was still sending and receiving a substantial amount of network packets even though the client wasn't running. The amount was sizeable.... 1.5 MB of data sent and received, which is pretty large considering that Chrome was listed at 2 MB. I uninstalled the client and so far so good. This is the longest I've had my mac running without any network connectivity issues.
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comment Macbook Pro 15 inch Late 2011 - Internet always slow until I change DNS lookup address
Hi Archimedes, will try that this evening, thanks.
Jan
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comment Macbook Pro 15 inch Late 2011 - Internet always slow until I change DNS lookup address
Hi Ram, nothing works. I tried switching my WiFi on/off and even renewing my DHCP lease. Could this just be a faulty networking card?
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comment Macbook Pro 15 inch Late 2011 - Internet always slow until I change DNS lookup address
Hi Tony, thanks for your response. I'm currently residing in the US and all my DNS settings are set to default to my ISP as of now. I keep switching between Google / my ISP to make things work for a short time. Not sure how relevant this is, but the Macbook Pro was purchased outside the US. I'll add that to my answer.
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comment Macbook Pro 15 inch Late 2011 - Internet always slow until I change DNS lookup address
No worries, thanks for helping out so far. I tried your command in terminal and it worked briefly. No idea what's going on. Maybe my Macbook Pro is just busted. Too late to return it now (plus I already voided my warranty by switching out the HDD).
Jan
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comment Macbook Pro 15 inch Late 2011 - Internet always slow until I change DNS lookup address
Yes most of the networks I've used have a bunch of other devices on them. I'm facing these issues on my personal Macbook Pro. The one I have from work faces no such issues on the same networks so I'm certain there's something going on in my personal macbook. I will try the dscacheutil -flushcache when I get home and let you know how it goes. Could you please post an answer with your comment? I'd like to upvote it for helpfulness (and accept it if it works) :)
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comment Macbook Pro 15 inch Late 2011 - Internet always slow until I change DNS lookup address
I implied that by mentioning 'multiple networks' but I'll update my question nonetheless; thanks for pointing that out.
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