Weird problem won't let my Mac Mini use internet

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mcmillan, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. mcmillan macrumors 6502

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    I always have problems making my Internet work, but this is by far the weirdest thing I've seen. I'm writing on a PB right now, which is in the same network as my Mini. This computer and a PC are connected, but my Mini is not. I've not changed any options, but I can tell you what is on the PB and what is the configuration on the Mini.

    These are the preferences in the one that is working (PB):

    Configure IPv4: Using DHCP
    IP Address: 192.168.1.100
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Router: 192.168.1.1

    Everything else in the TCP/IP section is empty, except the long IPv6 Address

    Now, this is the configuration of the Mac Mini (the on that is not working):

    Configure IPv4: Using DHCP
    IP Address: 169.254.173.205
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
    Router: Empty... weird :confused:

    Again, everything else is empty except IPv6.

    I'm using a linksys base station, and everything used to work perfectly until yesterday, and I haven't changed anything. Help please... many thanks in advance.
     
  2. mcmillan thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    You can probably manually set it to ...

    Configure IPv4: Using DHCP
    IP Address: 192.168.1.110 (or basically anything slightly outside the normal DHCP range used)
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Router: 192.168.1.1

    And it will probably work.

    The preference could have been corrupted, and/or something got switched.

    Basically it's just saying that it cannot get an IP address using DHCP, don't know why.
     
  4. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    169.254.x.x addresses are auto assigned when an IP address cannot be assigned via DHCP. Sounds like your Mac Mini is having network connectivity issues. Try it with a different cable. If that doesn't work, try it with the cable your powerbook is using. If you are using wireless reboot the Mac Mini, if its still broke, reboot the router, then the mac mini again.
     
  5. mcmillan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Problem solved. My brother that knows a bit more about networking helped me here. Somehow the router wasn't assigning my Mini an IP address, since the networks is unsecured someone could've changed the router settings. I never really bothered about it since I'm in Venezuela, and not much people have wireless cards here, but it seems like Wi-fi is gaining terrain. We will take care of securing our network tomorrow. Thanks for the help everyone.
     

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