[internetworkers] AirPort/Express access problems (Modified by James Dasher)

Ian Meyer ianmeyer at gmail.com
Sun Sep 12 23:31:33 EDT 2004


did you get an auto-configuration address? one like 169.254.x.x?

if that was the case, the card assigned itself an IP because there was
an error getting one from the router...

~ian

On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 23:07:13 -0400, James Dasher <jdasher at ibiblio.org> wrote:
> 
> On Sep 12, 2004, at 6:17 PM, Jim Allman wrote:
> 
> > 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 gone through the same head-bangingly frustrating routine.
> 
> > 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.
> 
> I compared my IP address to one assigned to a friend with a PowerBook.
> He had a 198.162 address, and I had something different.  Renewing the
> DHCP license didn't change anything.
> 
> > 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.
> 
> You're not the guy I ran into last weekend, are you?  When we both
> walked up to the counter, and the girl got pretty ticked at us for
> asking?  And the PowerBook user got mad at us for interrupting her
> browsing?
> 
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