Macbook Internet Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by nate08, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. nate08 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone! I've grown up with Mac Products my entire life but am no expert on computers in any sense of the word. I have an old MacBook 2008 running Mac OS X Version 10.6.8, with model identifier MacBook 5.1. My problem is I am unable to connect to any WiFi services with my computer. One day it just completely stopped working. To clarify AirPort shows that it is connected, showing full bars, but when I try to go on to the internet it doesn't work. If I go into the Network Settings it states that airport was unable to identify an IP address for the computer. I know it is not the internet service its self (my iphone, ps3, and ipad all work fine). I've also tried different internet connections at different places. The thing is, when I plug in an Ethernet cable the internet works. Basically what I'm curious about is whether the actual physical proportion of AirPort is damaged (like I said, not really an expert) or if its the software its self? I bought an external hardrive and backed up my computer in case I need to reboot it. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions for me?
     
  2. moongirl41 macrumors newbie

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    same problem here

    I have the same problem... Since this morning I can't connect to the internet through wifi. My macbook can find the router but I have no access to the internet. I have OS X 10.6.8 (Macbook is from 2010). I can connect with cable but not with airport. In the network set-up the AirPort has a yellow light and says "self-assigned IP address" which may not give access to internet. I would also love to know whether it's a software or hardware problem.
     

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