Ethernet Connection Lost

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by TommyMacBrown, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello.
    Power Mac G5
    Lost internet connection, and can't get back. I have other computers, both Mac & PC, and they are connected. I rebooted the modem and the router, as well as the computer. I switched the ethernet from one port to another on the Mac. No Luck.
    Could I have inadvertently changed some setting? Clicked something I shouldn't have.\?
    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Does another computer get an internet connection on the same port of the router/switch with the same cable? Do any lights turn on when connected to the G5? That is, does the router/switch recognize that it's connected to an ethernet port?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Connections

    Thanks for your reply Detrius.

    the cable is connected to the modem. The modem is connected to the router. Both the PowerMac and the Dell are connected to the router. Macbook via Airport card. The Dell and the Macbook work fine. The PowerMac says it is not connected. ?
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    What I'm saying is that it's possible that the ethernet cable or the port on the router could be bad. You need to try connecting that cable to another machine.

    All I can deduce from what you've said is that your internet connection is working and that the router is configured properly. You could still have software issues on the G5, hardware issues on the G5, a bad ethernet cable, or a bad port on the router.
     

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