No Internet access on iBook G4

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  1. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

    CmdrLaForge

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    Hello,

    I have a weird problem with my iBook G4. I cannot get access to the Internet at all. I connect using a TimeCapsule. In total I do have 3 Macs, 2 of them connect just fine just my old iBook gives me headaches. It doesn't acquire a correct IP address either.

    I do connect over Wifi. The Wifi symbol in the menu bar gets all bars on the iBook and the TimeCapsule does show 4 connected clients ( I do guess my iPhone is one of them).

    So - two Macbook Pros and one iPhone connects just fine to the Internet using this TimeCapsule. It does show 4 connected clients and I do get all the bars in the menu bar on the iBook.

    The iBook doesn't get a correct IP address (that is my guess as it totally different from the two Macbook Pros). The iBook runs 10.5.5.

    Please help. I have no idea what to do or where to look for the problem. I hope someone does have an idea.

    Cheers
    LaForge
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Have you tried using any other wireless networks? That's the easiest place to start troubleshooting in my mind.
     
  3. CmdrLaForge thread starter macrumors 68040

    CmdrLaForge

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    In the past - yes. I did use other networks with this iBook but not recently or after this problem started. I could try to connect wired.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I'd suggest trying another wireless network now if possible. Testing it on ethernet will introduce too many variables to be terribly useful.

    On my iBook G3, the Airport card has a tendency to become dislodged, which leads to no end of annoyances.
     
  5. CmdrLaForge thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I would do so if I had another wireless connection around - but I don't. I just got myself a LAN cable. I will try wired now. Maybe it does help.
     
  6. CmdrLaForge thread starter macrumors 68040

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    OK. LAN doesn't solve the problem. Exact same situation. The Mac says it has a self assigned IP address. It looks like it doesn't get the IP address from the TimeCapsule. Hmmm. Weird.
     
  7. Rocketman macrumors 603

    Rocketman

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    I got an iBook G4 with no airport card installed. Can I just use a higher card such as FRYS.com #: 3544224 or do I need an Apple or lower grade 802.11 b/g specific card to upgrade it?

    A valuable reply would be a newegg or frys item number. I can install it myself.

    Rocketman
     

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