HELP!! I screwed up my wireless network!

Speedracer04

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 8, 2006
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Michigan
Ok...first off I will let everyone know that I pretty much know nothing about wireless networks even though I am at least in my mind very computer savy.

Here is the story, see if someone can make some sense out of it:

So my friend just got a brand new macbook the other day. They brought it over my house and we wanted to transfer some files over without having to just use a usb drive over and over again. I thought I would just try and set it up so we can see each other over my wireless network and transfer the files that way.

So I go to system prefs -> network, and I start playing around. I look on apples website and it says to turn on appletalk, which I did, however it didnt seem to do anything. So I went into the network diagnostics and started playing around and I think I changed my "location" from something to "Home" just because it seemed better/easier to understand than what was there....Anyway, so now I try and go to my internet and it comes up with the "cannot connect to internet page" Im thinking..crap, I dont know what I did. I look at my airport and it says I am connected to my network but not the internet.

The wierd part is that it crashed my local internet as well, I go downstairs to my family computer...no internet. Come back upstairs and still neither my friend or I can connect to my wireless.

The wierder part is that my internet at my house only seems to crash when my computer is on. I powered off my laptop, went downstairs, restarted the computer and the internet works, go turn on my laptop and boom, no internet again.

Does anyone know what I could have done and how to change it back? I want to restore my network settings to the way they came out of the box...because I could connect fine out of the box. How do I do this?

I know my airport card is not faulty because I was using the internet earlier, I didnt physically change any proxies or anything like that so I dont really know what I could have done. I switched my location back to automatic, but still no luck. Ive restarted and reset both my wireless router and our cable modem....no luck.

Please someone help me! ahhhh :confused:
 

lofight

macrumors 68000
Jun 16, 2007
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Ok...first off I will let everyone know that I pretty much know nothing about wireless networks even though I am at least in my mind very computer savy.

Here is the story, see if someone can make some sense out of it:

So my friend just got a brand new macbook the other day. They brought it over my house and we wanted to transfer some files over without having to just use a usb drive over and over again. I thought I would just try and set it up so we can see each other over my wireless network and transfer the files that way.

So I go to system prefs -> network, and I start playing around. I look on apples website and it says to turn on appletalk, which I did, however it didnt seem to do anything. So I went into the network diagnostics and started playing around and I think I changed my "location" from something to "Home" just because it seemed better/easier to understand than what was there....Anyway, so now I try and go to my internet and it comes up with the "cannot connect to internet page" Im thinking..crap, I dont know what I did. I look at my airport and it says I am connected to my network but not the internet.

The wierd part is that it crashed my local internet as well, I go downstairs to my family computer...no internet. Come back upstairs and still neither my friend or I can connect to my wireless.

The wierder part is that my internet at my house only seems to crash when my computer is on. I powered off my laptop, went downstairs, restarted the computer and the internet works, go turn on my laptop and boom, no internet again.

Does anyone know what I could have done and how to change it back? I want to restore my network settings to the way they came out of the box...because I could connect fine out of the box. How do I do this?

I know my airport card is not faulty because I was using the internet earlier, I didnt physically change any proxies or anything like that so I dont really know what I could have done. I switched my location back to automatic, but still no luck.

Please someone help me! ahhhh :confused:
Have you tried restarting your router... it could help.
 

Ninja Guidan

macrumors regular
Sep 30, 2005
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Did you turn Appletalk back off? That seems to be the only thing you changed that could interfere with the traffic on your network.