Mac Mini cant detect wifi router

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by xxRONNIExx, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. xxRONNIExx macrumors regular

    xxRONNIExx

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    Never had a problem until this mourning. My Mac Mini could not get online. I have a netgear router and it see's it but can not connect to it. Funny thing is my iPad and iPhone cant connect to the wifi anymore either but my wifes Dell laptop can.
    Any body might know whats going on?
     
  2. Strimkind macrumors member

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    The Router probably just needs to be reset. Unplug it, let it sit for a minute, then plug it back in. Should work fine after that.
     
  3. xxRONNIExx thread starter macrumors regular

    xxRONNIExx

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    Well after unplugging and replugging my router, ooma box, and modem about ten times, its finally working again, thx
     
  4. 123walter macrumors member

    123walter

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    MAcMini odd IPs

    I just bought a mac mini and added it to my net. I have a dlink 655 and between the router and the cable modem I have a OOMA phone system. Heres the odd part, at first I set MacMini up and wasnt paying attention to the fact I was using wireless settings. Changed to ether. Then I noticed that I had tow ip addresses on my router website.
    I resetup router and wireless address went away. THEN...that address went away and I was givena new one. My range is 192.168.0.1 - 254. It gave the ooma 254 for its first address. Then it said that there were two things trying to use that address and gave the mac 192.168.0.250.
    At this point I should add that I use Ooma VOIP. It uses 172 addresses? They arent really included in the Lan. EWhen you gt a list of your devices, they arent there. Only the 192 devices, macbook, winn7, iphone, ipad etc all have addresses in this area. Here is what I am showing in my WAN area
    Conn Type DHCP Client
    QoS Engine : Active
    Cable Status : Connected
    Network Status : Established
    Connection Up Time :0 Day 2 Hour 46 Min 02 Sec

    MAC Address : C4:2C:03:1F:05:06
    IP Address : 172.27.35.137
    Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway : 172.27.35.1
    Primary DNS Server :208.67.222.222
    Secondary DNS Server :208.67.220.220

    ONE STRANGE THING IN CLOSING.....The mac address listed above..is the address of my MacMini!!
    My MAc MIni is 192.168.0.250.
    Question..should I put this ooma with its crazy address in the dmz or reserved?
     

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