Wireless-N Router Issues w/Macbook

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  1. cecoleman macrumors regular

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    I'm currently at my fiancé's parents house where they have a Wireless-N WRT-300N Linksys router. The router is set to mixed mode with latest firmware, and when I went to connect my macbook to it...it connected right away but I couldn't get any internet from the connection. I tried disabling airport and re-enabling it, but that didn't work. When I looked at the settings for the airport, it said something like it couldn't get an ip address. I rebooted OSX-Leopard (by the way)...and after a reboot, it connected to the internet right away no problem. Well I thought my problems were over, then later after I closed the lid and put it to sleep for a while and then reopened it I had the same problem. I had to reboot the system again to get access to the wireless. What could be the issue here? Anyone with a clue?
     
  2. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    One mfg's N (draft) can be entirely different from anothers. This is well documented that mixing and matching manufacturer's hardware when the N specification isn't solidified is not the best idea.


    Try forcing your Mac to use G.
     
  3. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    If they setup MAC address filtering on their router, it might let you connect but not give you an IP address to access anything.
     
  4. cecoleman thread starter macrumors regular

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