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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:52 pm    Post subject: Help Mac Mini on Wired network Reply with quote

Help someone please????
I have a PC which is wired to a Belkin router/cable ethernet connection.
The PC works fine and can access the internet. I added my Mac Mini but can't get it to access the internet. I rang my cable provider and Belkin, who have provided ISP numbers etc, and I have typed it all in the relevant bits, but the Mac still will not connect to the internet. I am new to Macs and need a step by step for dummies guide as to what to do.

My cable provider and Belkin are both saying it must be something to do with the Mac and that they have given me all the help they can.

Please can anyone help? I am very sad as I thought I would be able to just plug in the Mac Mini and it would work. I know other people with wired internet connections who say they can just add on new computers without a problem. Can anyone help before I go mad?????

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First thing to check would be the network preferences. System Preferences, choose Network. Make sure "Built In Ethernet" is set to "Using DHCP".

Are you running Leopard (10.5) or Tiger (10.4)?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'System Preferences...' appears when you click the blue apple in the top-left of the screen.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyBoy wrote:
'System Preferences...' appears when you click the blue apple in the top-left of the screen.


Or a black Apple in Leopard... OS 10.5
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all

thanks for help so far. I have done as you asked and checked that it says using DHCP and Built in Ethernet.

I am using Tiger.

Still stuck though.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Power down all the other computers on the network. In System Preferences/ Network, Location is set to automatic, Configure set to using DHCP, quit system preferences, if asked, apply changes. Restart your mini, it should connect to the network. You should see an IP address of 192.168.1. another number.

If that fails, open a browser, type http://192.168.1.1 then in the user field type admin, no password. That will set it up manually.

I had more trouble getting my PC to find the network than my Macs. ISP tech support usually is not much help because you rarely find someone who is familiar with Macs. When my new Cable system was installed, I set up the Network with the tech guy watching me.
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