Airport full signal but no internet

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  1. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    Macbook 1.83GhzC2D with Leopard installed. Could go online with it earlier on a wireless network at home, but now the computer gets full reception but gets the can't connect to internet message in Safari on the same network a few hours later. And yet, the PC laptop connects just fine.

    The Mac is getting an IP address (192.etcetc) from the router, but I can't figure out why it still can't go online.
     
  2. sowillo14 macrumors regular

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    It's your router. Is it an Action Tech? I had the same problem in Tiger with a Verizon Action Tech until I bought a Netgear, and plugged it into the Action Tech. Haven't had a problem since.
     
  3. goodtimes5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I believe that is a Linksys router, but I'm not sure because it was my girlfriend's network. Even if it is the router, how would I go about fixing it? I'm sure routers aren't biased against Macs.
     
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  5. goodtimes5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Now this has happened:

    I can surf the internet, but iChat won't connect.
     
  6. IMcD23 macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    What did you do to make safari work?

    IMcD23
     
  7. goodtimes5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently the router was set to only allow certain MAC addresses. Had to access router settings and add in the Macbook.

    iChat also works now. Fixed itself after a night, I suppose.
     
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