Airport only allows one computer to connect to iTunes, Software Update- what gives?

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  1. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

    gwuMACaddict

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    #1
    Here's the deal...

    Cable internet, Airport connected to the cable internet through an ethernet cable.

    Two computers. One G5 iMac, one G4 iBook.

    The G5 iMac connects to the internet, iTunes, software update, etc. with no problems.

    The iBook won't connect to iTunes or software update, but can still connect to internet when using Firefox. But not always with Safari.

    What gives? Never had this issue before...

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    Make sure the iBook's network settings in System Preferences match the iMac's. Specifically, double check the TCP/IP settings. :)
     
  3. Gee macrumors 65816

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    Never had this issue before meaning it used to work fine with both computers and the same set up? Or has something been changed recently?

    I recall people having this problem a while back (maybe have a search on the forums) and it may have been something to do with IP addresses as the poster above notes - both computers trying to connect using a single IP address supplied via the cable.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Well, Firefox ignores most of the OSX system network settings, which makes me think that's where the problem lies. :)
     
  5. zakatov macrumors 6502a

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    To test that, make a new user, log in as the new user and see if that fixes anything
     

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