macbook wireless, connects but no internet or mail

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sicemthomas, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. sicemthomas macrumors newbie

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    I have a 7 or so month old macbook, OS 10.4.11. Aside from some stalling some at my own house, I do not usually have any wireless problems. I am visiting my parents for Thanksgiving, and they have a brand new Linksys WRT54GX2 with WPA protection. I have no problems connecting to the wireless network, but once connected, I cannot access the internet through either safari or firefox and cannot connect via apple mail. I can, however, connect to the 192.168.1.1 router utility and can be pinged by another laptop. Also, I've used terminal to check packet loss and have 0% loss. I've changed the router to channel 5 as well. As far as our internet connection goes, I'm typing this on a pc notebook connected via the same router and directly next to my mac right now. Also, we have a few other pc's connected with no problem. Any advice?

    thanks,

    thomas
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Do they have any different proxy settings? Maybe create a fresh location and try from there. Check the proxy settings of the PCs and match it up with your Mac. :)
     
  3. sicemthomas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the pc's using the wireless connection have no proxy settings and are able to access the internet. any other ideas?
     
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040

    squeeks

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    does it get an IP address from the router? im having a similar problem, other computers can connect but my MBP can not, even someone else sitting right next to me can connect but i cant get an IP, it says connected, but it assigns its own IP
     
  5. sicemthomas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    problem fixed

    The problem was the router. It began kicking the pc's off and a bit of research showed that the router has some bunk, but unreplacable, firmware. We just replaced it with an el cheapo linksys, and everything works fine.
     

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