installed tiger, airport not connecting properly

jTreu

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last night i updated my G4 ibook from 10.3 to 10.4 and now the airport connects but i get the yellowe satus bubble saying it cant find an ip, i tried restarting, and resetting both base station (microsft mn-700) and my modem and still nothing, any advice on how to fix this becuase being tethered to my desk is a PITA.
 

4np

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For debugging purposes: i use hardware growler which notifies me whenever I plug or unplug devices; whether or not IP addresses are released or received. Etc... Quite usefull actually :) might come in handy? :)

It looks like either your iBook does not broadcast a DHCP request or that your router does not respond to your request. Maybe something is getting blocked? Can you check your firewall logs?

And you AP is running a DHCP service and you iBook is configured to work with dhcp? Is your access point also 'discoverable'? If not, your iBook can't find it unless it knows it exists (hence: an initial connection/discovery is required).
 

jTreu

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it was an update to 10.4, whenever i hit renew dhcp it comes up with nothing, my sisters ibook with 10.4 connects fine using dhcp so i assume there is something wrong with mine.
 

mad jew

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Maybe try creating a new user account and seeing if that one works properly. If you used the upgrade option to get 10.4, sometimes some of the settings get a bit messed. A fresh user account should be fine though and that might help us narrow down to where the problem is. :)
 

jTreu

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i got it, i just manually entered the address's instead of using dhcp