Win (Boot Camp) Sees Airport But No Internet

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Chupa Chupa, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I have two computers w/ Boot Camp installed. One works great, the other not so much. It "sees" my Wi-Fi network and connects, but it will not connect to the Internet. Internet has worked on this machine before just fine. The problems started when I had to reset my Airport base station.

    I have tried to "repair" the connection, but I just get a message back that it can't get an IP address.

    DHCP is on, drivers installed, etc., etc. I'm bashing my head in on this. I'm sure there is a simple solution but I'm not that good w/ Windows.

    Problem is on a MBP, 10.5.4, Boot Camp 2.1., Win XP SP2.
  2. iMouse macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2002
    Boardman, Ohio
    IP, but no Internet

    This is typically due to a corrupt Winsock or LAN controller that is set as a bridge. Download an app called WinsockXPFix (free download) and run it. It should do more than the Windows networking repair as it replaces the registry keys and .dll files associated with the Windows XP Winsock.

    This should also remove the bridged networking if you happened to somehow set that up by accident. :D
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Typically windows requires restart in certain situations of no network connectivity.

    (No it's not OSX which change and auto-detects networks properly).
  4. Chupa Chupa thread starter macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Tried WinsockXPFix to no avail. This is really driving me nuts. Any other ideas? Man I hate Windows.

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