Macbook wifi help

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dan7592, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. dan7592 macrumors regular

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    So when I close the screen on my macbook, and open the screen back up, I go to firefox, and it says I do not have an internet connection. I have all 5 bars, but I cannot see any web pages. All of my other computers are connected to the internet working fine. What is causing it? I am on 10.5.2, but it was also happening on leopard as well.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Get menu meters. Those meters will be grey when you don't have a connection. Are you using PPPoE? Does it come back after a few seconds? It always takes a few seconds to a minute to restore your IP address from the router.

    TEG
     
  3. dan7592 thread starter macrumors regular

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    it doesn't come back. I have tried restarting the computer, disconnecting and reconnecting the airport, to no avail. I have to literally unplug the router's power cord and plug it back in in order for it to work.
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    Next time you loose it, in the Network Preference Pane for the Airport, under the TCP/IP tab, click on "Renew IP Lease" and see if your connection comes back.

    TEG
     
  5. dan7592 thread starter macrumors regular

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    what is IPv4? I just turned it off and I didn't lose my wifi connection. should that be what's causing this?
     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

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    IPv4 is the standard TCP/IP address, you pretty much need that to use the internet at present.

    TEG
     

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