Firewall and Connection

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by selwyn, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. selwyn macrumors newbie

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    My macbook can´t connect to the internet through the wireless usb modem that we use. I was using it for months before it stopped working. I had a similar problem a few years ago when I could use a friend´s router to go online in her home, then suddenly I could´t do it anymore. I suspect it has something to do with the firewall. Can anyone help?
     
  2. StuBeck macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone else been able to successfully connect to the internet? Can you connect up when wired in? have you reset the router?
     
  3. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    It has a ethernet cord right? Did you plug that in and it's using DHCP? Maybe you should unplug it from the outlet and re-plug it to let it reboot and see what happen. Are you using wireless or wired?
     
  4. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    That's very unlikely. The built-in firewall only filters inbound connections. It doesn't touch outbound ones.
     
  5. selwyn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It might be due to some differences in the wireless usb modems in Europe. I´m using something called the Huawei 169E. I could go on one of the German forums but I have problems with the language. I´ll try to find one in English. I might have to go to a mac expert here in Berlin if I can´t figure it out.
     

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