Can't access wireless network on my ibook G4!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gemlefab, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Jun 28, 2005
    #1
    Having a problem and it's driving me mad.

    I have an ibook g4 with built-in airport and a virgin.net broadband connection. I recently bought a compatible Belkin high speed wireless router and followed the instructions for configuring it to the letter.

    There is nothing wrong with my airport as I can connect wirelessly to the web using someone else's network and I know that the ibook can 'find' the router as it shows up in the list of networks.

    I added the details of my ISP during the configuration of my router, accessing it with 192.168.2.1.

    However, if connect to my own network, despite having a full signal, I cannot access the web. WHHHY?

    If anyone can help, it would be much appreciated! :confused:
     
  2. macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    Location:
    UK
    #2
    I guess 192.168.2.1 is the IP address of the router itself? You don't use that IP address to access your ISP, as it is only usable on a local network.

    Basically the router should have 2 IP addressess, the 192.168.x.x one is the local one, and if Virgin give you a fixed IP address you should type that in as the remote one on the router, otherwise you will have a dynamic (Changing) IP address from virgin, this changes each time you connect to the internet, this should be an option in the router configuration.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    dops7107

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    Do you have any security settings on the network? I had trouble configuring a G3 iMac to deal with WPA encryption - in fact it just wouldn't work at all. See if you can get it to work with no encryption first, if you suspect that may be the problem.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Apr 12, 2006
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    might wonna get airpot extreme
     

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