WiFi router problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by horky2k, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. horky2k macrumors newbie

    horky2k

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    I bought a Linksys Wireless-g router today. I have a MBP at the moment.

    The problem is that I cant connect to the internet, I can just go into settings from the default IP, thats it.

    Have tried it with and without encryption, still no luck. Tried changing the channels.

    Only way I can connect to the internet is if I have a ethernet cable from the ISPs modem to my mac.

    Help please!
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

    techound1

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    Since you've got internet with a direct plug to the modem, lets take the next step and try a direct (wired) plug to the wireless router. That will tell you if the issue is with your wireless settings or with the router itself.
     
  3. horky2k thread starter macrumors newbie

    horky2k

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    Problem solved!

    I figured it out. Here was the deal; I have been connected to the internet via cable directly from the modem from my ISP to my mac. So, the computer had obtained a MAC address which the router later on did not recieve. I went into settings of the wireless router and told it to clone the computers MAC address.

    Problem solved!

    Just thaught you wanted to know, if you didnt already know it.

    Thanks for your help and quick reply, realy appriciated!

    horky2k
     

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