Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 8:59 PM (in response to skyofblu)
I'm not sure I understand. You couldn't connect to the Internet, so Comcast came to your premises and replaced the modem. Did the technician test the connection? Were you ever able to connect through the new modem, and if not, what did the technician or Comcast support tell you?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 2:29 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Internet was not working. Comcast came and replaced the modem. The computer connected via wifi but not via ethernet.
The comcast guy said it must be settings in my computer that are not set properly and that I had to call tech support. Tech support said it must be that my computer is not functioning properly. (after we tried all kinds of cable switches, settings, etc.) Tech support was not entirely mac savvy.
Now I'm resorting to this board to prevent me from having to take my computer to the genius bar.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 3:03 PM (in response to skyofblu)
When Ethernet is connected, is it at the top of the connection list in the Network preference pane? If not, move it to the top and Apply the change.
When it is at the top, select . What values are shown for the following:
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 6:50 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
When I turn off wifi, Ethernet goes to the top of the list.
The following are listed in the TCP/IP tab:
Configure IPv4 - Using DHCP (selection in dropdown)
IPv4 Address - Nothing showing
Subnet Mask - Nothing showing
Router - Nothing showing
btw, I tried clicking Renew DHCP lease but nothing happened. Also DHCP Client ID: is empty, but so is the one on my laptop when ethernet is connected.
Also says -
Configure IPv6: Automatically (in dropdown)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 7:15 PM (in response to skyofblu)
Close that window and save changes, then re-open it.
Any Address showing for IPv4 ??
If nothing, many people have success by using the ( Assist Me ) button, choosing Assistant, and setting up their Ethernet from scratch, including a new "Location" (not just modifying the existing one).
DHCP Client ID is seldom used, and not required for your setup.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 5:44 PM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
Sorry guys, I was finishing up a contract then holidays, then flu.
So, Thank you so much for your advice. I was on the phone with Apple for 1.5 hrs. one day. They did many tests and told me it was my router.
Called Comcast again. they came the same day, replaced the router, and the tech brought his laptop. He could connect just fine, but my Macpro can still only connect via wifi - no ethernet.
Completely annoyed, I searched for others having this issue, and there are many pages of posts about this same problem on minis, macbook pros and mac pros plus some connection to Thunderbolt. Looks like there might be an issue with 2010 issue computers.
Here are some of the threads. So apple knows about this. They just don't care or haven't fixed it yet.
Guess I'm stuck with this - which totally ***** cause video is hiccuppy on the wifi.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 1:25 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
I did this with the apple tech, and that is when they decided something was wrong with my modem - which was untrue cause my work laptop connected just fine with the same cable (to ethernet).
I'll do it again and let you know what happens.