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Join Date: Jul 2005
2006-01-15, 20:02

I'm having trouble with my Ethernet on my G4 iBook.

Network preferences say:

'Built in Ethernet is currently active and has the IP address You are connected to the internet via Built in Ethernet.'

The trouble is that Safari says I'm not connected to the internet and refuses to open any pages. I've tried different modems, routers and Filters but they all give the same result.

I can connect using dial up or a seperate USB modem but I need Ethernet for our network!

What am I doing wrong?
Join Date: Dec 2004
2006-01-15, 20:15

Are you using DHCP?
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Utrecht NL
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2006-01-15, 20:22

What does your home LAN "look" like?

Do you connect to a router? a DSL modem? or another computer?

Do you have Internet Sharing enabled over the Built-in Ethernet?

Did you enter the IP adress yourself, or did you use DHCP?

What else does NP say when you click on "built-in Ethernet"?
Are those adresses correct?
Are there other computers connected to the internet via the same connection? If so, what are their IP adressses?

What happens if you ping an adress with "Network Utility" (under Applications/utilities). Try and, if that doesn't work, it's IP adress:

Allright, that's a lot of questions, sorry.
Join Date: Jul 2005
2006-01-15, 21:08

Right, yes it looks like I'm using DHCP.

I had a different internet provider until recently that worked fine. There are two computers in our house and neither can connect via ethernet, only an external USB modem.

WrestleEwe I'll find out the answers to your questions and try your advice.

...I'll be back!
Join Date: Jul 2005
2006-02-03, 07:45

Ok, I completely figured out the problem.

When trying to configure the modem you have to type the modem address into your browser.

Typing it into Safari resulted in the message 'You are not connected to the internet', it didn't work in other words.

Typing the address into Internet Explorer allowed access to the modem. From there I just set the username and password and all was well.

Never thought I'd be greatful to Microsoft ever again!

For future reference how does one enable Safari to do this?

Last edited by womblingfree : 2006-02-03 at 07:54.
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