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Mac Mini not getting IP address
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yoyoman
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Aug 11, 2008, 03:51 PM
 
I have a mac mini and it connects to the dlink router but is getting a internal IP Address. The other computers here are getting a public IP address so I am thinking the wifi card is messed up. Thoughts are welcome.
     
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Aug 11, 2008, 04:07 PM
 
Check the Network pane to see if DHCP is selected or if it's on Manual.

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Aug 11, 2008, 04:18 PM
 
Yoyoman, you've been here long enough to know that we have a networking forum and that descriptive titles are a must.

Moving...
     
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Aug 11, 2008, 04:21 PM
 
So getting on topic. What IPs are the other computers getting? They should be private IPs such as 192.168.x.x etc.

169.x.x.x. are self assigned IP addresses and are meaningless.
     
yoyoman  (op)
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Aug 11, 2008, 04:26 PM
 
The other comps are getting 192.xxx and the mac mini is getting a 169.xxx on dhcp.
     
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Aug 11, 2008, 04:37 PM
 
What do the rest of the computers connect to? The same D-Link router? If the D-Link is connected as an extension to the network, how is it connected?

Is the D-Link set up to just be an access point, is it a DHCP server, does it point to another DHCP server?

Has the Mini ever connected in this setup?
     
yoyoman  (op)
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Aug 11, 2008, 05:53 PM
 
IT worked all till this morning. They are all connecting to the dlink as a DHCP server that goes to the modem.
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 12:52 PM
 
No luck still.
     
   
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