MacBook kicking IBM off WiFi Network

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dandaman2, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. dandaman2 macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2008
    A friend of mine is having an issue with the wifi. When they use a MacBook on a wifi network, it tends to keep the family's IBM laptop off the network. This happens on all netwokrs the two computers try to join, and in some cases other PCs on the network. Any ideas? This is for friends of mine, so I don't have too many details. Thanks!
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Perhaps one or the other is not using DHCP properly and both try to use the same ip address?
  3. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2008
    Try "DHCP with manual address" and select one that a PC wouldn't grab, such as a higher number like .150 or something.
  4. dandaman2 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2008
    Alright, I'll pass this along... it's under System Preferences>Network>Advanced>TCP/IP, Correct?

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