iMac won't connect to the internet (self-assigned IP)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by samrookes, May 21, 2011.

  1. samrookes, May 21, 2011
    Last edited: May 21, 2011

    samrookes macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2011
    Hi guys,

    I got an iMac today and have got it home, nothing's wrong with it but when I try to connect to the internet via wi-fi it won't let me, i've found a message that says "AirPort has a self-assigned IP address and will not be able to connect to the internet" what the hell does this mean?! And can anyone help me fix it?

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. Kasalic macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2011
    Might need a bit more info, but initially I would suggest you power cycle/reset the router. This might work, however when I had the same problem I ended up manually assigning IP addresses to all the macs in the house. If you're not sure how to do this then post back here.

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