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eMac 10.3.9 can't connect to ethernet

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When I restarted my old eMac, it could no longer find the internet.

 

I believe the setting have changed or are no longer valid.

 

I tried to use Network Setup Assistant but it always ends up asking me for a DHCP Client ID# or PPPoE acoount information to proceed.

 

I configured this eMac's at several location and with different providers and never had to give this information.

 

Anyone know the default settings that will allow my eMac to find the internet?

EMAC G4, Mac OS X (10.3.9), 1GHz, 1G ram, OSX 10.3.9
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 9:41 PM (in response to zoktoberfest)

    Make a New Location, Using network locations in Mac OS X ...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2712

     

    Is that Interface dragged to the top of Network>Show:>Network Port Configurations and checked ON?

     

    The Interface that connects to the Internet, needs to be drug to the top of System Preferences>Network>Show:>Network Port Configurations and checked ON.

     

    Then... Try putting these numbers in Network>TCP/IP>DNS Servers, for the Interface you connect with...

     

    208.67.222.222

    208.67.220.220

     

    Then Apply.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 12:06 AM (in response to zoktoberfest)

    Great to hear, thanks!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 2:21 AM (in response to zoktoberfest)
    "The server "smtp.mac.com" cannot be contacted on port 25.

     

    Oh yes, I know the problem... crazy Apple!

     

    Do not delete the old account yet. sign up for an iCloud account if you haven't.

     

    I understand .mac mail will still come through. Do not delete the old account yet.

     

     

    You cannot use .mac or MobileMe as type of Account, you have to choose IMAP when setting up, otherwise Mail is hard coded to change imap.mail.me.com to mail.me.com & smtp.mail.me.com to smtp.me.com, no matter what you try to enter.

     

     

    iCloud Mail setup, do not choose .mac or MobileMe as type, but choose IMAP...

     

     

    On second step where it asks "Description", it has to be a unique name, but you can still use your email address.

     

     

    IMAP (Incoming Mail Server) information:

              •          Server name: imap.mail.me.com

              •          SSL Required: Yes

              •          Port: 993

              •          Username: example@me.com (use your @me.com address from your iCloud account)

              •          Password: Your iCloud password

    SMTP (outgoing mail server) information:

              •          Server name: smtp.mail.me.com

              •          SSL Required: Yes

              •          Port: 587

              •          SMTP Authentication Required: Yes

              •          Username: example@me.com (use your @me.com address from your iCloud account)

              •          Password: Your iCloud password

              •

    Also, you must upgrade your password to meet the new criteria:  8 characters, including upper and lower case and numbers.  If you have an older password that does not meet these criteria, when you try to setup mail on your mac, using all of the IMAP criteria listed above, it will still give a server error message.  Go to   http://appleid.apple.com         then follow directions to change your password, then go back to setting up your mail using the IMAP instructions above.

     

     

    Thanks to dpepper...

     

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3867171?tstart=0

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 8:13 PM (in response to zoktoberfest)

    Keep us posted please.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 11:54 AM (in response to zoktoberfest)

    Where are you trying to transfer to & which files?

     

    Is it local, like same room too? Have you tried Ethernet directly to other Mac?

     

    What is the other Mac?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 8:48 PM (in response to zoktoberfest)

    Can you connect T100 ethernet cables between Macs?

     

    Is that what you are suggesting?

    Yes.

     

    Yes.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to zoktoberfest)

    Can be hot plugged, you'll need to enable File Sharing & check the IP of the Ethernet port, then...

     

    Find IP on computers...

     

    http://www.helpdesk.umd.edu/topics/communication/ethernet/office/winxp/2882/

     

    On this one In finder, select Go menu>Connect to Servers..., type in afp://ip.of.another.computer, like...

     

    afp://10.0.1.5

    afp://192.168.1.3

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