MacBook Pro wireless problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ChickenSwartz, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2006
    I've had my MBP since Saturday. Wireless worked was working as soon as I started it up. Yesterday I decided to plug the computer into the router to make sure my ether net card worked. It could not connect wired, could not get IP. <begin mistake>I messed around with some settings to see if I could get it to work but no dice. <end mistake> I unplugged it then went back to wireless and it is doing the same thing now: it connects to the router but does not obtain an IP address. I have a WRT54G router, I have powered up/down everything and reset the router's security.

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Did you mess with the router's settings or with the MacBook Pro's settings? :)
  3. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    Did you mess with DHCP? Instead of messing with the Ethernet card you messed with the wireless card?
  4. ChickenSwartz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2006
    I messed with the MacBook Pro's settings.

    I have since done a complete reinstall of OSX. Still same problem, connects but not able to get IP. Leads me to believe that this router hates Macs.

    I have tried everything...turned everything off and back on in every imaginable order, checked firmware, i have a call into a witch doctor right now but I don't think that is going to pan out...

    Any ideas?

    BTW, I know the ethernet and AirPort cards are working...wireless at school and works connected straight to cable modem.
  5. meepm00pmeep macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2006
    try resetting your Linksys router to it's factory standard setting

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