Self assigned IP address and will not connect to the Internet.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jenzrawr, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. Jenzrawr macrumors newbie

    Jenzrawr

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    Jul 12, 2015
    #1
    My iPhone (which I am using) can connect to the wifi fine (I assume if you are reading this) and yet my MBP will not connect. I get this issue every so often and suddenly it will miraculously start working while I am playing a game or something. This time it's been off for about 2 days and I really need to get back online.

    I have tried to google the issue and tried many of the suggestions but most of the stuff is 2-3 years old and didn't work.


    And help anyone can give me would be appreciated.
     
  2. kohlson macrumors 65816

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    Apr 23, 2010
    #2
    This used to happen to me. The way I fixed it was to manually assign an IP address in the Network prefs, along with the router/gateway. An easier way might be, in the Network Prefs, delete the entry for this wifi router. Save. Then try connecting again. But the manual method always worked for me. Be sure to pick an unused address.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    Elkton, Maryland
    #3
    Try selecting "Wi-Fi" in System Preferences --> Network. Then hit apply and re-add the Wi-Fi interface.
     

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