Currently Being ModeratedJul 19, 2013 2:17 AM (in response to Gary Sumlak)
Ref: cannot access the Internet with an IP address of 169.254.xxx.xxx
- Make sure your Mac, is properly connected to your home Wi-Fi network (or via Ethernet cable).
- Make sure your router (such as an AirPort base station in default configuration) is working properly and is assigning IP addresses to your devices via DHCP.
- Use the Wireless Diagnostics application to identify and resolve Wi-Fi issues.
- If your ISP is assigning your Internet facing router, Mac, or iOS device an IP address of 169.254.xxx.xxx, contact the ISP support staff and ask for a proper IP address to access the Internet.
- If the DHCP server has been configured to issue an IP address of 169.254.xxx.xxx, contact the administrator of the DHCP server and ask that they issue a proper IP address to access the Internet, such as what is issued by an AirPort base station in default configuration (10.0.1.25 or similar). A DHCP server should not be issuing an IP address of 169.254.xxx.xxx.
- If you have manually configured your Mac or device with an IP address of 169.254.xxx.xxx, reconfigure your device to use a proper IP address to access the Internet.
The 169.254.xxx.xxx IP address space is reserved for self-assigning or link-local IP addresses. They are used when your device is not connected to any network at all or a network that has no DHCP server, so that devices can assign their own IP address..MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2013 11:31 AM (in response to Dr.Mac.)
Thanks for the reply. I am fully aware of your attached "resolution" instructions, and what the "169" IP address signifies. Sorry if I did not make the clear.
I read many posts here that after the 10.7.5 update, many people had the same problem: previously perfectly working network connects were now dropping and could not be reestablished without a system restart. The common thread was that GateKeeper was the culpret.
Also, unfortunately, NONE of the posts revealed any resolution, other than downgrading to OS X 10.7.4. I would realy NOT go that route, as some of the software I use requires OS X 10.7.5, and since my system does not support OS X 10.8, I can not upgrade either.
Is there a way to disable GateKeeper, or at least reconfigure it so that I can have consistant network connections?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2013 9:23 PM (in response to Gary Sumlak)
Still trying to resolve the network dropping issues - took me three restarts just to make this post.
I tried disabling Little Snitch to see if a conflict with Gatekeeper was causing the problem, and it seemed to be connected as the network opened up after I disabled Little Snitch, but the network was only accessable for a few minutes and then the networked dropped again.
This is incredibly frustrating as it is pretty much impossible to get anything done that has ANY networking requirements.
Please, any suggesstions for trouble shooting and/or resolution would be grealy appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2013 11:57 PM (in response to Gary Sumlak)
Rebuilding the network config file could help here, however if you have a complicated network setup in your office that needs to be configured by an administrator, perhaps getting your IT person to check this post before trying this method would be a good idea.
Shutdown computer > startup computer while holding the shift key to get into safe mode > login to main user account
when your logged in, open the finder and go to folder
delete the preferences.plist file (make a backup on your desktop just incase)
start the computer and test it out.
Hope this helps!