5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2010 8:55 PM by Russa
George Hilton Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
HI I have a problem with the network because it shows my Airport self-assigned IP with a yellow button and not green like the Ethernet. I am having problems trying to connect my iPad by airport to get mail and onto the internet, my iPad is showing my iPad in the Wi-Fi networks so am I right that it looks like it's the computer that is at fault and if so any idear what to do? I have changed things on the iPad nothing works I also have tried some of the things that are mentioned in other messages but nothing helps, and this happened out of the blue, I have reset the iPad and that did not help.
Ta

2.93GHz Intel Core i7, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Memory 8GB
  • Russa Level 4 Level 4 (1,315 points)
    The "yellow" ball or dot usually means you do not have an Internet connection, either by Wifi or Ethernet.

    You mentioned something about the "computer in error". Are you trying to hook-up the iPad to the Internet thru your computer? You do know the iPad usually talks wireless to your router, right? Or are you trying to share the Airport/Internet on the computer with your iPad? DId you go into Systems Preferences/Sharing and set Internet Sharing?
  • George Hilton Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Hi Russa
    I do have an internet connection because I am replying to your answer and thank you for answering so quickly.
    Sorry if I didn't make myself clear. I have been using my computer to go through for my e-mails and the internet also skype but now for some reason it is showing the yellow button?
    Ta
  • George Hilton Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Sorry Russa
    I have just seen in the network under Status this "George Hilton"s iPad has the self-assigned IP address 169.254.192.87 and will not be able to connect to the Internet." so I think there is some ting wrong? Also my iPad can see my computers network because it asks me to select it in the network but then it comes up with check account settings in mail, but then when I try to use Safari on the iPad nothing happens.
    Ta
  • George Hilton Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Hi Russa
    Well would you belive it just as I sent the last reply to you Safari started up and opened Apples web site on the iPad so I tried mail and after a few seconds it also started. I don't know why but there you are, thank you for all your advice, have a happy new year George
  • Russa Level 4 Level 4 (1,315 points)
    Sometimes things happen!