4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2006 7:49 PM by Big Joe
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Hey guys, I went to Starbucks today to connect to the Internet and I had a problem I couldn't solve. I could see it connected to their network with full signal, but my IP address came back as 169.254.x.x (don't remember the last two octets, merely that it's the default IP when you can't get one via DHCP). It was very weird. I tried shutting the Airport off and then turning it back on, manually configuring a 192.168 address (I figured that's what they used), and even rebooting my iBook and I still couldn't connect, even though the signal was completely full.

I don't know much about Macs, but I know they should connect to free networks like those at Starbucks or Panera. It's the first time I tried to connect somewhere other than my house or my girlfriends appartment, but I want to know how to troubleshoot it better if it ever happens again.

Can you guys tell me what went wrong there? I can't figure it out.

iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.5)