iBook Airport Connects But Has No IP Address

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Claudia2, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Claudia2 macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2008
    iBook G4 shows that the airport has full connectivity (full bars) yet it doesn't connect and states that there is no IP address. The iBook connects using its internal airport to a Netgear Router. There is a PC that runs windows that is connected to the cable modem. For a month or so both computers were able to access the internet simultaneously. All of a sudden the computers are unable to access the internet at the same time. When I attempt to connect at the same time my Mac gives me an error stating that another IP is in use and so I can't connect.

    How can I give my iBook an IP address so that both computers can be online at the same time?

  2. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    Log on to the router and see what it's doing for DHCP. Do you have an Airport anywhere? Or some other device that requires an IP number? Either the DHCP is off, or it MAY only be set to hand out too few numbers. Or maybe an Airport is also doing DHCP? The answer is there somewhere in DHCP. Most likely anyway.

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