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fieryredhead15 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a 2004 eMac that won't connect to the internet. I have a Clear wireless modem that i can connect to with other devices wirelessly but not my eMac. It doesn't have Airport and I can't figure out why it wont connect through ethernet cable.  Ive tried different ethernet cables. Any suggestions?


eMac 1.25, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Hello, it shouldn't have any trouble connecting to that Modem via Ethernet!?

     

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

     

    Does the Ethernet show any IP at all in System Preferences>Network>TCP/IP tab?

     

    Is Configure IPv4 set to Using DHCP?

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  • fieryredhead15 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is on Using DHCP butit has the IP Address as 169.254.69.254 instead. Ive tried the manually configure several times and it doesnt work.

  • fieryredhead15 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh and it's not pulling up a Router like yours does.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Yeah, the 169.254.x.y IP is when it can't get an IP via DHCP, might try Manually if you know the Routers IP.

     

    The internal, LAN-IP address is normally set to a default, private number. Linksys routers, for example, use 192.168.1.1 for their internal IP address. D-Link and Netgear routers typically use 192.168.0.1. Some US Robotics routers use 192.168.123.254, and some SMC routers use 192.168.2.1. No matter the brand of router, its default internal IP address should be provided in documentation. Administrators often have the option to change this IP address during router setup. In any case, however, the private LAN-IP address remains fixed once set. It can be viewed from the router's administrative console.

     

    So if the Router was 192.168.2.1

     

    IP: 192.168.2.5

    Subnet Mask :255.255.255.0

    Router: 192.168.2.1

  • fieryredhead15 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm able to connect to it through my iPhone and pull up that info and have tried Manually and DHCP with manual IP and havent had any luck. Its done this with another modem, itll be cool for awhile and then after a shut down itll have problems connecting again for a few days. Usually working itself out. This time it isnt tho. Hmm. Thanks for helping me through this by the way!

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Is this a Modem, or a Router?

     

    Modems only remember the first device connected after powering on, if a Modem & you change devices, the Modem needs to be powered down for a few minutes, wifi may be different.

  • fieryredhead15 Level 1 (0 points)

    A modem. I tried with a router also with no luck. Restarted both the modem and comp after that. Just talked to the mac support line and they cant help me troubleshoot since its not 10.6 or better but did say that connecting a usb wifi should work since i can connect other stuff wirelessly.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Last USB Wifi that had drivers for 10.3.9 was this one, not sure it still does...

     

    http://store.bearextender.com/products/bearextender-mini

  • fieryredhead15 Level 1 (0 points)

    I put the wrong software on here actually i have 10.5.8 would i be able to get it at best buy or something?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Best Buy may have some, never been to one, the important thing is to make sure it has Mac Drivers, & for 10.5.x...

     

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20Technology/MXP3802NU2C/

  • fieryredhead15 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, i bought from the link you sent me and after waiting for that usb wifi to get here it still is pulling up the 169 address instead, tried manually also with no luck. Hmm.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Is this with the new USB dongle?

     

    Is the Modem/Router set to only allow certain MAC hardware addresses?

  • fieryredhead15 Level 1 (0 points)

    I bought the usb from the link you sent me, the Newer Tech.

     

    How can i tell if the Modem is set to only allow certain addresses? I'm not using a Router.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    On a computer that can connect to it, put the Modems URL into the URL bar of a Broswer, what ever IP is listed as Router in Network setting>TCP/IP, that should bring up a home page within it.

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