Fwd: [internetworkers] AirPort/Express access problems

James Dasher jdasher at ibiblio.org
Mon Sep 13 07:29:18 EDT 2004


On Sep 12, 2004, at 11:59 PM, Jim Allman wrote:

> On Sep 12, 2004, at 10:58 PM, Ian Meyer wrote:
>> 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

I tried that, but to no avail.

> And later, Ian Meyer wrote:
>> 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...
>
> Sadly, I tossed my notes on this, but the error message in the Network 
> prefs panel *was* something along those lines--"can't work with the 
> assigned IP address" or somesuch. I can't recall if it was 
> self-assigned, or from the router, but I believe it was consistent 
> with the ones I saw on the working machines nearby. That's what made 
> me think I was getting a "stale" or already-occupied IP address..

Yes!  I did!  That was it.  It was a 169.254 address.

Suggestions?  Sites to read or topics to google?  Or should I just suck 
it up and go elsewhere when I have work to do?




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