14574 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 25, 2008 11:26 PM by Alexandre
Hiya, and welcome to the discussion board.
Internet connection problems are always a funny one, as everything might be working fine, a security update comes along and ...
... it stops working.
Two things spring to mind: 1) firewall settings: it is always a good idea to turn OFF the firewall completely ON CONNECTING. After the connection is established and working, switch the firewall ON. It will then "learn" connections, e.g. on starting the browser (safari/firefox etc), a message pops up, "safari wants to connect to port 80 (http)" or similar things "do you want to allow this?"
and you need to allow this. It takes a while but once done it's fine.
Have a look at firewall for Tiger:
2) In system preferencess/ network itself, I would open up the "network", make sure, the password is unlocked, and then "assist me", which might ask you AGAIN for your administrator password. Then follow the instructions http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.4/en/mh1152.html
I found it particularly useful to delete any (previous) stored networks, as - occasionally - the machine seems to "confuse" which network to connect to.
It may take two or three attempts of the "assist me" button before you are successful (why, I do not know).