[internetworkers] AirPort/Express access problems

Ian Meyer ianmeyer at gmail.com
Sun Sep 12 22:58:49 EDT 2004


have you tried assigning yourself an IP within the block, like if it
assigns 192.168.1.x, try setting yourself to 192.168.1.250 or
something not likely to be taken, and see if that works?

might be worth a shot

~ian


On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 18:17:42 -0400, Jim Allman <jim at ibang.com> wrote:
> On Sep 12, 2004, at 10:31 AM, James Dasher wrote:
> > I normally have no problems accessing wireless networks - except in
> > one place (Cup-A-Joe in Mission Valley, if you're curious).
> >
> > I've seen people using PowerBooks access that network with no
> > problems.  And my iBook joins the network, but I can't connect via
> > that network to the Internet.
> >
> > Once, after numerous troubleshooting efforts, the folks behind the
> > counter rebooted their router/WiFi, and I managed to have a happy
> > browsing and emailing experience.  But I still can't just show up,
> > open the laptop, andget to work.
> >
> > Anybody else have the same (or a similar) problem?  Or have any
> > suggestions for something to try?
> 
> James,
> 
> I always have exactly the same problem at Cup-a-Joe (12" G4 Powerbook,
> OS X 10.3.5). I can easily join the local network, but not the Net.
> Email, web browser, ping--nothing works. I've compared my setting with
> happy Mac surfers, but I have yet to find a pattern or fix, sorry.
> 
> I've traced it as far as the auto-assignment of my IP address, which is
> somehow incompatible with the local WiFi router. I suspect that I'm
> somehow being assigned an IP that's already in use, but that's just a
> hunch.
> 
> So these days, I just try for a connection when I arrive (which always
> fails), then I ask the folks at the counter to restart the router. I'd
> rather not do it, since it causes a momentary hiccup for everyone who's
> connected, but I don't know what else to do. Dave (the owner) will
> usually do it, and some of the braver baristas.
> 
>    =jimA=
> 
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> Jim Allman
> Interrobang Digital Media
> http://www.ibang.com/
> (919) 649-5760
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