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Someone Help Me... EMERGENCY

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by RoadToMillions, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. RoadToMillions

    RoadToMillions BANNED BANNED

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    Okay, so I have a Macbook. I'm on a college campus. I have an ethernet connection in my room. I have a wireless router (Linksys). I have two ethernet cables.

    Those are the facts.

    There is a campus-wide wireless network that I can connect to from the common rooms. That is where I am now. It works. Firefox works. I'm getting bandwidth on my bandwidth meter.

    Now, the problem is in my room.

    I connect to the ethernet directly, which should work. But for some reason, it sets itself to "Self-Assigned IP", and will not connect to the internet.

    This started last week. So I set up the wireless network and ran the Ethernet through that. And it worked.

    Left for fall break, took the router and put it in the drawer.

    Came back, and tried the ethernet directly. No change.

    Tried the wireless, and it didn't work at all.

    Changed the Linksys settings, and still nothing.

    Tried connecting like what had worked before (ethernet jack > cable > router > cable > ethernet port), and it didn't connect.

    I can still connect to the wireless in the common areas, and the wireless in my friend's room.

    Looked all over the Internet, and tried everything possible. Deleted Airport preferences/network preferences in Library. Booted to safe mode and restarted. Restarted the router. Renewed the DHCP lease. Everything. I'm at my wit's end. Help me out, please, someone. Anyone.
     
  2. skagenweb

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    Shouldn't have bought a Mac.
     
  3. rebbeca

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    Shouldn't have bought a Mac.
     
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    Shouldn't have bought a Mac.
     
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    Shouldn't have bought a Mac.
     
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    Shouldn't have bought a Mac.
     
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    Hmm, this is a tough one. One of my Macbook Pros had the similar problem. It was fixed when I changed the configure IPv4 to DHCP. But it seems that you have already done so. Is your computer still under Apple care?

    1.Is your router's firmware up to date?
    2. did you test to see both your Ethernet port and cable are in working order?

    To those who think he should not have bought a mac...we actually experience MUCH fewer problems than you PC users. :)
     
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    Shouldn't have bought a Mac.
     
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    Should have used Linux. Yeah, I said it.
     
  10. MrSmith

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    Shouldn't have bought a Mac.
     
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    mac sucks.. i have one running for 1 of my bots. and it always crash. fckn ass
     
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    Shouldn't have bought a Mac.
     
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    "mac the ripper"
     
  15. RoadToMillions

    RoadToMillions BANNED BANNED

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    Turns out the problem wasn't with the Mac. The problem is with the wall.
     
  16. woeper

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    Architect shouldn't have bought Windows :D
     
  17. RoadToMillions

    RoadToMillions BANNED BANNED

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    Architect should have been shot in the face.
     
  18. ForeverNever

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    Shouldn't have bought a Mac.
     
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    Shouldn't have bought a Mac? Really?? I have 2 PCs, and 3 Macs. Macs are far superior machines. It's like the difference between a Mercedes, and a KIA.
     
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    Shouldn't have bought a Mac.