iMac G3 Ethernet problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tdhurst, May 15, 2007.

  1. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Okay, here's a weird one. I've got a 400mhz G3 iMac with an after market hard drive, running 512 ram. Never had any problems with it until now.

    It can't connect to the internet. Safari can't find the page, mail won't get mail, etc.

    Steps taken so far:

    Used ethernet cable on different computer (worked fine)
    Reset all the TCP/IP settings

    Weird things...
    When I go to the Network pane in sys prefs, ALL the correct lights are green.
    It's getting an IP address
    None of the other computers in the house (two connected wirelessly, two connected via ethernet, two macs and two pcs) have any problems.

    Any advice?
  2. bodisaffa1 macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2007
    I am having a similar problem see post

    I am baffled now and dont know what to do!!!
    just one thing like you I have reset the TCP/IP settings, should there be anything in the "router" and "dns" and "subnet" boxes in the TCP/IP settings?? because at the moment all I have is IP address etc??? thanks
  3. brop52 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2007
    Maybe a modem problem? Maybe give it some time. Turn off the modem and try again. Shut down and turn off all the power and try again.
  4. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

    Super Macho Man

    Jul 24, 2006
    Hollywood, CA
    Need more information... What IP address is it getting? Does it start with 169.x.x.x? Is it set to get an address via DHCP? Is it behind a router? Is the router set up to give it an address via DHCP? Is the Mac's MAC address in the router's allow list if you are using one? Do you have any other computers connected to the Internet through the router and can those access the Internet? Can they access the Mac? Can the Mac access them?

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