iMac G3s Do Not Acquire DHCP Address

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by raoulgravel, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. raoulgravel macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2009
    Good afternoon,

    I recently reimaged a 30-seat lab running iMac G3, 600 MhZ, 10.3.9.

    80% of the computers are able to connect to the internet using DHCP. 20% are currently experiencing issues. When I enter into Network I find that they have assigned themselves an internal IP (

    The interesting thing is that when I statically address the computers, they work fine.

    I have already tried creating a new network location, renewing DHCP lease through Terminal, and using multiple user names within the system. Although, since they are relatively new images there is not much difference between the computers that are functioning and those that are not.

    Anyone care to take a guess at why the device is not able to acquire DHCP? (I am not out of leases from my Netgear ProSafe VPN/Router, and I do not filter by MAC.)


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  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    I find that's typically a router issue. If you can, reboot the router (maybe 6am?) to see whether you still have the issue.
  3. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    Seems like it could be a lease issue. Sometimes routers are set to hand out a limited amount of numbers... say from to 20. Then try something simple, like trashing your networkconfig.plist from Library >Preferences (not users Library) then restarting.

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