Airport help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by icarus.effect, May 5, 2006.

  1. icarus.effect macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2006
    I just purchased my first Mac, a Mini Core Solo, and for the lowest of the low end I sure am amazed! I love my new computer and everything has been smooth sailing for a week now. I have a Netgear WGR614 wireless router and the built in airport card has had no trouble until now connecting to it. Yesterday, it said I was connected but I couldn't access the internet. I looked in the settings panel and it said the Airport card had assigned its own IP and I wouldn't be able to access the internet. I know the router is not the problem because the computer right next to it running Windows XP was connected and the Mini itself could connect when running XP. I'm pretty sure it's an issue with the settings for the card in OS X and would like to just delete them and start over. The problem is, I don't know how to do that. If anyone could push me in the right direction or if you know another solution any help would be appreciated. Thanks :)
  2. liketom macrumors 601


    Apr 8, 2004
    click on the airport logo on the top bar and see if your conected to another wifi base station ?

    also check in airport settings that you are using DHCP and not a static ip address

    or failing that reboot your mac - always works for me
  3. icarus.effect thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2006
    I've tried all of the things you mentioned already. I even tried reserving an IP address for the computer in my router with no luck. Something I didn't mention that might be helpful, I did have WPA encryption and thought that might be it so I diabled it and still nothing. I think I may have changed a setting on accident or maybe something I installed did but I everything looks ok to me.
  4. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    Is the router set for DHCP?

    I would reset the router to it's factory settings.
    Get both computers connected.

    Then I would futz around with the settings and security.

    The default IP address for the router is
    The default logon is Admin, and the password is password.

    The manual is linked above.

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