Fwd: [internetworkers] AirPort/Express access problems
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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