iBook G4, and I can't connect to the Internet.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by yugitso, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. yugitso macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2008
    I'm a college student and I live on campus during the school year. When I'm at home, I can connect to the internet just fine. Anywhere I go, I don't have a problem. But starting this year, I cannot connect to the Internet on campus. I live in the on-campus apartments and I cannot connect to the residential network there using ethernet. We have a wireless router in our apartment and that won't work for me either. At best, I can sign into the residential network using my school account and I can get on one or two websites before "Safari cannot find server".

    There are also two wireless networks on campus, one called "Campus" and the other "Visitor". You have to sign into your school account to get on Campus (like you do for the residential network), but you don't for Visitor. I can get on Visitor fine, though it's quite slow and I can't use iChat.

    What's even more frustrating is that there are many other people with the same exact type of computer as me, and they work fine. I've taken it to the Office of Information Technology (the people who run the internet on campus) and they can't seem to figure out the problem and are content to ignore me. So now I'm paying with my tuition for a service that I can't use! Does anyone have at least an idea of what could be happening? I think I covered everything, but if you think I'm missing something, let me know. Anything that helps solve this incredibly annoying problem!
  2. yugitso thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2008
  3. NEAME macrumors member


    Sep 27, 2008
    Redding CA
    Sounds like your locked out. Contact tech support at your institution.
  4. toolbox macrumors 68020


    Oct 6, 2007
    Australia (WA)
    Your ethernet adapter doesn't have static up settings? What about the wireless? That have static ips?
  5. huntnboy04 macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2007
    MI, USA
    did you exceed your bandwidth limit for the month?

    I also have an ibook G4, and you say you know of other people that have the same machine? do you mean macbooks? i rarely see ibooks anymore in public. I think when I am on wireless networks that I get placed on the back burner when other people join, I think it has to do with how old our technology(ibook) is.
    did you read your user agreement with the school, my school you cannot make your own wireless network using their internet. if you are using ethernet try another cable perhaps, or test that cable on another computer. if all else fails contact tech support, if they ignore you ask for their supervisor:cool:..thats all i have..

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