ABS and ethernet Mac = no internet

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by CTYankee, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. CTYankee macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2002
    OK...I have the following:
    powermac g3 400 (pismo) with airport
    ibook g3 900 with airport...$500 at CUSA :)
    Powermac G4 DP867 MDD ethernet
    Graphite ABS
    DIal up internet

    I can connect all the computers together on the local network. However if I try to connect the PM to the internet it does not work. I have my settings correct (DHCP) but the PM just won't see the internet. I use the little java app to dial up the modem and it connects, but try to use ichat, mail, safari...nothing. Yet the Ibook and pismo can see get on line just fine. As a local network it works like a charm. Trying to get internet means my ethernet connected PM is blind.

    Anyone know anything? Anyone have an airport card to sell?
  2. hmmfe macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2003

    Hard to say off-hand without some more info, but usually when the LAN is fine but "the internet" is not I look first to DNS. Open terminal and type "dig www.yahoo.com" (no quotes) and see if you can resolve and also see what reports back as your DNS server (it will be towards the bottom).
  3. CTYankee thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2002
    connection timed out; no servers could be reached

    Thats all it said.
  4. daveL macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2003
    can you ping your ISP gateway (router) by IP address? If you can, it sounds like a DNS issue.
  5. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Make sure that your Airport is set as an Ethernet Bridge. Also set the "gateway" on the powermac to the IP address of the Base Station (Usually I ran into the same problem with a snow BS a few years ago.

  6. CTYankee thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2002
    How do I do that? Also, where do I get the IP for the ABS? When I open airport admin I see a different number there. I'll take screen shots of all my ABS and network settings, maybe that will help.

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