After format/install, ethernet wont work

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by rbf1138, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. rbf1138 macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2007
    After formatting and reinstalling Leopard on my Macbook, everything is back in working order, including Airport WiFi, but connecting my ethernet cable does not allow me to use the internet. It says it's connected, but always tells me it has a self-assigned IP. What am I missing/not configuring to get this working again? I should note it worked fine before the reinstall. I've also installed all the system updates.

  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Check System Preferences > Security > Firewall > Allow all incoming connections is active.
  3. rbf1138 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2007
  4. Uoila macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2007
    Does setting a static IP allow you to get out?

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