9 Replies Latest reply: May 28, 2009 10:07 PM by BDAqua
SanHachi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
OK.. I hope someone has an answer to this...

I HAD a custom built PowerMac G4 Sawtooth that was a faithful machine. Rarely had any problems with it. I have CABLE INTERNET. The G4 connected to the internet FINE via Ethernet. I recently bought an iMac Intel Core Duo from a friend and proceeded to use the migration assistant to move my files over.

The iMac now serving as the main machine WILL NOT connect to the internet via the SAME ethernet cable and modem setup that the G4 had ZERO problems with. Fortunately my neighbor has wifi and im able to use his.

I just dont get it though, WHY WHY WHY will the iMac not connect? It says its connected to the modem but the internet just fails. Ive tried power cycling so i know that wont work. This is DCHP, it should just work.... ?

To make matters worse, during the transfer from the G4 i forgot to eject the system properly and shut it down while in TDM. So shes dead... Wont power on at all.

So i have no other system with which to check the internet connection on. This is the first time ive ever had something like this happen.. Im actually frustrated with my MAC. :-/

HELP!

iMac intel core duo, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Custom built power mac dual g4... R.I.P.
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,025 points)
    Hi SanHachi, and a warm welcome to the forums!

    Did you power down the Modem yet?

    They normally only remember the last Hardware connected, power it down completely for 5 minutes, power up, power up Mac.

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

    208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220

    Then Apply

    DNS Servers are a bit like Phone books where you look up a name and it gives you the phone number, in our case, you put in apple.com and it comes back with 17.149.160.49 behind the scenes.

    These Servers have been patched to guard against DNS poisoning, and are faster/more reliable than most ISP's DNS Servers.
  • SanHachi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi BDAqua,

    Thanks for the fast response. Ill try it now and let you know if it worked. I did happen to read something about modems that basically "remember" or "restrict" the a previous machine. I didnt know they did that. Hopefully itll work.

    Ill keep ya posted!
  • SanHachi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    DUDE! That WORKED!!!!
    THANKS!! WOOHOO!!!!!!

    YOU ROCK MAN!
  • SanHachi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok man.. ive got another one for you. Ive managed to get the hard line ethernet to work. But airport still wont.... As long as the system has the cable plugged in im fine. I plug in airport and nothing... ? The system sees the signal but i still cant connect. Any thoughts?

    Thanks so much!
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,025 points)
    WOO HOO, good news!

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

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

    208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220

    Then Apply
  • SanHachi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Youve been a great help man... Give me an address and ill send you a bottle of your favorite wine. Problem though, that didnt work for the airport. Im still seeing a strong signal but no internet. So currently im still hard wired. What am i doing wrong?

    Thanks again for everything!
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,025 points)
    Great, any one of these will do...

    http://tinyurl.com/kubmu3

    Since it's not a good idea to post addies of anykind here, if you're serious you'd have to join my BBS to get in contact...

    http://x704.net/bbs/

    Anyway, back to your problem...

    Are you using any Encryption on the Wifi Router/Modem?

    What xact Make/Model is it?
  • SanHachi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ill definitely join!

    Right now i have an airport extreme (snow). The IP for the model is the default 10.10.1.1 or something like that... Its disconnected right now so im not sure..

    Still, everything works hardwired.. but not with the airport... im usually pretty good at this kind of thing but something so basic im stumped. Its almost embarrassing.... :-P
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,025 points)
    im usually pretty good at this kind of thing but something so basic im stumped. Its almost embarrassing....


    Man-o-man, the stupid things always catch me, not sure if I'm stupid or just really stupid!

    Ill definitely join!


    Great lots of helpful, smart people there, in fact it used to be xlr8yourmac's BBS.