Macbook software or hardware issue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by yum114, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. yum114 macrumors member

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    So, I decided to replace the keyboard on my macbook air.
    That worked out well, except for the backlight being missaligned, but oh well...
    Anyway, when I got back on the computer, the wifi that I normally uses, doesn't work for me.
    it says wifi is connected to wireless and has the ip address
    2601:7:2581:ac..:1240:f3..:fe89:71ae

    the "." are numbers/letters that I've just taken out.
    Normally, it would show as a normal IP address, but at this moment, it shows in mac address format.
    When I log into another wifi point from my neighborhood, it works just fine though and shows a normal IP.
    Other laptops/computers on my wifi network connect and work fine though.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    That is an IPv6 IP address and completely normal.
     
  3. yum114 thread starter macrumors member

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    Odd. It's never before shown IPv6 address there. It's qlways shown IPv4.
    Now that I'm having issues, it keeps showing this one. I think I may have messed up the wifi antenna though as when I'm close to the router, it'll show the IPv4 when I log onto it and the Internet will work. I also realized that although other connections in my neighborhood are working, they work MUCH slower than normal. Probably an antenna issue smh.
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3

    DeltaMac

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    That's pretty normal for wireless.
    When you try to connect to other neighborhood connections, they will often be further from you, correct?
    You can generally assume that more distance = slower connection speed.

    Do you connect to a wireless router that belongs to you - or to someone else?
    Maybe that other user has upgraded to a newer router or modem that passes IPv6, where before it was older gear that did not make that available?
     

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