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Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2006 12:35 PM (in response to Acideous)I have the exact opposite problem. Wireless is fine, ethernet is not.
Try turning airport off and then back on. That is what fixes my ethernet.MacBook Pro 2.16 + 2GB DDR2 | PowerBook Al 1.67 + 2GB DDR2, Mac OS X (10.4.5), BlackBerry 8700 | iPod Nano 4GB | iPod Video 60 GB | LaCie d2 (Lightscribe)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2006 12:47 PM (in response to Acideous)I am also experiencing problems with my wireless network (regardless of whether I'm using a Netgear WPN824 or an Airport Extreme base station), and they are isolated to the MBP, as I can still connect to my network with my old G3 iBook (which I'm typing on right now). Usually a minute or so after I connect to the router on the MBP, the external IP address from the cable modem vanishes, and the only way to get the internet running on all computers (- the MBP) again is to reset the router, and just not connect wirelessly on the MBP. It has been very frustrating, since the router is in my roommates' room, and I have had to resort to a fifty foot ethernet cable to get online with my new laptop. I have also tried using the laptop at my parents' house, which is set up with a LinkSys router; I experience the same problem over there, and any time I access the wireless network, I have to reset the router.
FYI, I have wireless card firmware version 0.1.12. The way you check it is in System Profiler, which is accessible in several ways, including this one:
From the far left "Apple" menu, go to "About This Mac". From there, click on the "More Info" button, and the system profiler will open. Under the "Network" sublist in the left menu, click on the "Airport Card" item. You should see your firmware version in the right, larger window, third item down.MBP, Mac OS X (10.4.5), 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 256MB ATi, 100GB/7200rpm HDD
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2006 1:17 PM (in response to jbean382)Yeah I also have firmware version 0.1.12. Thanks for the help. What concerns me most is that not only are the wireless problems common (at least from reading this list), but diverse. I'm not even sure if I've seen anyone with my exact problem (unable to retrieve IP address from DHCP, yet wireless connects fine to local network).
Are there any upgrades for the firmware yet that knowingly fix these problems?MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.5), 2 gig RAM, 100 GB 7200rpm HD, 256MB vRAM
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2006 1:41 PM (in response to markm)Turning the Airport off and on, as well as resetting the router a couple times finally got the thing registered. Wireless performance so far has been par with the rest of the computers on the network. I will try a couple things, but for now all seems well.
Once again, thanks for your help, guys!MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.5)