One way to tackle captive network connection errors in OS X
When you connect your Mac to a network, if you receive a proper configuration such as an IP address and DNS servers from your router then you should be able to use Mail, Safari, and other networking client programs to access various services either on the local network or through the Internet. However, sometimes it can happen that despite a seemingly healthy connection you aren’t able to access Web pages and e-mail.
Recently MacFixIt reader Tom ran into such a situation with a university network:
We have a MacBook Pro mid-2012 release running 10.8.2. The computer is connected to Michigan…
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