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Cannot connect to Internet via Wi-Fi

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:06 am    Post subject: Cannot connect to Internet via Wi-Fi Reply with quote

Hi there,
My new Mac Mini came through the post an hour or so ago and I can't seem to get it to connect to the internet.

This is my first Mac so I'm probably making a basic error somewhere down the line?

I just can't connect to my network. The setting are currently telling me "Wi-Fi has the self-assigned IP address "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" and will not be able to connect to the internet.

What do I do!

Appreciate the help guys Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a working wifi system, which your other machines can connect to ?

If so have a look in System Preferences - Network

Select the Wifi in the list on the left (Make sure its turned on)
then Click Advanced
Click on the TCP/IP tab
and make sure Configure IPv4 is set to Using DHCP

Let us know what you find.

It could be your Wifi Router has Mac address filtering enabled or your not entering the correct password to allow access.

also when your in System Preferences - Network
and you have WiFi selected, do you see your Network listed in the Network Name drop down.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And... what manufacturer/model of router do you have? Did you buy it, or was it given to you by your ISP?

Can you (temporarily) connect to the Internet, if you use a wired Ethernet cable between the Mac and the router?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the trouble guys. After renewing my DHCP it kicked in after a short while. Thanks for all your help!
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