new mac user. help with internet connection

androol

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 27, 2006
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Hey guys. Would appreciate some help on this matter.

My sister is has a Powerbook G4, and I have a macbook. As a new user to a mac, i'm a little unsure of what is going on with her computer.

Basically her computer can not connect to the internet. When doing a network diagnostic "assist me". All are green except for Internet and Service which show "failed". It also says that the network Diagnostic can not fix the current networking problems.

I have connected the ethernet cable to her computer directly, and it shows the same error. I have also tried inputting the TCP/IP/DNS numbers manually but to no avail.

The wireless network is not a problem, nor is the ISP because the other computers in the house are all working fine.

Her computer has been a-ok since she got in in March.

Thanks!
 

tedrjr03

macrumors regular
Feb 9, 2006
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hmm maybe try restarting the modem or computer, or taking the ethernet cable out and putting it back in
 

androol

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 27, 2006
8
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oops didn't realize that the ISP wasn't recognizing the new computer's MAC address. had to spoof it and it's all good!
Thanks!