Cant login to App store due to Bad ethernet port ..Seeking Help .

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  1. stringer.6 macrumors newbie

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    Hello Everyone ..:):)

    I am not too sure if this is the right place to post this but i am stuck and desperately and seeking help..:(:(

    Well i am using a Early 2008 MBP with OS 10.11.6

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2egvM_Y2TgceXl1LThFVi1ZdE0/view?usp=sharing


    Now my Ethernet card on the laptop has stopped working and according to the new OS i can no longer login to the app store with a broken LAN port ..

    I tried using a USB to lan convertor too but its of no use ...

    What i need from you guys is a work around or a way to cheat the App store so that i can login again .
    I was thinking if may be i can get a hackintosh os on this machine and then would i be able to login to the app store..å

    I am a total noob with all this so am seeking help ...

    I am really stuck here and have no moneys right now to invest in a newer MBP..

    Looking forward for some advice or links from the experts

    Thanks in advance ..:)
     
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  3. stringer.6 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No John , sadly thats the worst part ,..:(
    i even tried using an external USB to LAN converter..

    Still looking for answers ..:oops:
     
  4. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    Is it only the App store that is giving you a problem or the internet generally? Can you give us the exact error message you are getting from the App store?
     
  5. stringer.6 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well its the app store only thats been acting funny ..
    this is the error that i get ..

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2egvM_Y2TgcMHZtczRmTzRiemc/view?usp=sharing

    I am able to login using the same credentials on my ipad or any other computer ,,

    Also when one of my friend tried logging in using his credentials he got the same error...

    I am totally lost ...

    Still looking for answers ..:oops:
     
  6. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    1) Delete the file Macintosh HD/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist

    2) Restart OSX

    3) Try logging into Mac App Store again.
     
  7. stringer.6 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Been there ,done that twice...
    doesnt work .. Same error ..:(

    Still looking for answers ..:oops:
     
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    Hmmm. AppleID and device issues are likely best answered directly by Apple.
    https://getsupport.apple.com
    You can set up a call - and Apple calls you! (you don't have to wait in a call queue... )
    I used that call back twice in the last month, both times I got a call in less than 2 minutes.
     
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    I think the solution is simpler than you believe.
    Do you have wireless available?
    Does your wifi card work at all?

    If you have a bootable El Capitan installer on a USB flash drive, you can use that to reinstall El Cap. I would do a reinstall of El Cap, with only the wireless available. That should fix your App Store issue. A dead ethernet port should not be an issue (unless it also blew out your airport wifi card.
     
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    What message is this please? Given Apple ship machines sans Ethernet ports I can't see how this should be a dependency at all...???
     
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    I've run into this myself. If the machine has an Ethernet card then the App Store uses its MAC address as part of the DRM, regardless of whether or not you actually use the Ethernet port. There is some sort of fallback for machines without Ethernet but I'm not sure what the specifics are (possibly the MAC address of the Wi-Fi card, but I can't confirm that).

    It seems that in some cases the MAC address can't be read, and that's when you run into trouble.
     
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  16. stringer.6 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi !!!
    Giving this a try now ..
    Will post results asap
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    Tried the above step twice,,,but sadly even that doesnt work ..:(
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    This is what i have done , but after that when i want to download any apps from the store , I cant as it asks me to verify my credentials again ...
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    Hi !!!
    What was the work around that you did .?
    Looking for a solution
     
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    Unfortunately I don't have a solution; in my case I'd run into the problem after physically changing the Ethernet card, and could resolve it by changing it back. That's not going to help in your case.
     
  18. stringer.6 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmmmm, i follow .
    So does this mean its the end of the road for me with my beloved mbp ???:oops::oops::oops:
    Time to get a new one ?:eek:
     
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  20. MacBoy88 macrumors regular

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    I have a MBPr with a bad Airport/Bluetooth card and I've also lost connection to Apple services (MAS, iMessages, iCloud, etc.) I'm using a USB wifi card, but no luck with Apple Services.

    I've been looking to Null Ethernet (and I think it would fix the issue), but I'm not savvy enough to get it going since most of the instructions are for a Hackintosh.

    Here are some more layman instructions, but I still can't get it going.
     
  21. Patrice Brousseau macrumors newbie

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    It implies to patch your DSDT with an Hackintosh bootloader. I don't think it could be done on a real Mac...
     
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