New iMac can't connect with ethernet.

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  1. The Hockaday. macrumors member

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    I bought an iMac and have been loving it...but one thing I can't figure out how to fix is why it can't connect to the internet through my ethernet cable. My PPC G4 connects just fine. I've googled and found nothing that helps. I tried deleting my system preferences but that didn't help. It just says there is no ethernet cable connected even though it clearly is. I can't try with wifi because for some reason anything running OS X can't connected to my homes wifi. Not sure if this matters but it's a 27" iMac, 3.03 ghz intel with 1tb hard drive.
     
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    did both of those things and unfortunatly it just says no ethernet is connected. ( still ) I've tried googling for solutions but none seem to appear. thanks for any help. Much :apple: Love.
     
  5. The Hockaday. thread starter macrumors member

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    More info. I am able to get online useing a wifi hotspot I create with my phone. Which is ok for the moment but having ethernet access would be ideal. Here are some more specs if needed.

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac10,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM101.00CC.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.53f10
    Serial Number (system): YD0098TT5PE
    Hardware UUID: 06293DE7-073E-542F-ADDE-22DE32E3C511

    Ethernet:

    Type: Ethernet
    Hardware: Ethernet
    BSD Device Name: en0
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    Ethernet:
    MAC Address: 00:26:bb:68:d6:5e
    Media Options:
    Media Subtype: Auto Select
    Proxies:
    Exceptions List: *.local, 169.254/16
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Service Order: 0
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I would rule out faulty hardware by running the Apple hardware test off of the instll DVD.
     
  7. The Hockaday. thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok thanks i'll do that as soon as the update is done downloading. :rolleyes:
     
  8. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Try a different ethernet cable. Maybe the one you're using is bad or intermittent.
     

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