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post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
this is really gettin on my nerves


my computer is a DP Quicksilver G4 runnin 10.2.8 and i have a buffalo wli2-pci-g54 802.11g PCI wireless card. the card works on mac, its identical to apple's airport card and is recognized immediately by airport. i am tryin to connect to a dell PC with a linksys 802.11g router. everythin is enabled correctly, airport is turned on in the menu and net configurations in system preferences. when i join the linksys network, it joins and and there is a signal in the signal level meter. however, i open up a browser and cant surf the web. what gives? the card and router both work. everything is enabled and connected properly.

i thought that macs were supposed to be easy plug and play and it works. i am gettin tired of payin for cable internet and not bein able to use it on my mac.

i will even ship you a reward if you can get my wireless to work on here.
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post #2 of 34
Are you able to access the router's admin page? (That would be a test to ensure you're properly connected to your wireless network)
post #3 of 34
Thread Starter 
how do i do that??
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post #4 of 34
On my linksys, it's http://192.168.0.100. I don't remember what the default is, but the info sheet that comes with the router will tell you otherwise you can get it from Linksys' website.
post #5 of 34
The default is http://192.168.1.1/
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post #6 of 34
Thread Starter 
doesnt work..
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post #7 of 34
what does the TCP/IP info in your Network system pref say?
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post #8 of 34
Thread Starter 
Location: Automatic

Show: Airport

Configure: Using DHCP

IP Address: 192.168.1.101 DNS Servers (Optional)
(Provided by DHCP Server)

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Router: 192.168.1.1 Search Domains (Optional)

DHCP Client ID: __________
(Optional)

Airport ID: 00:07:40:ba:f7:56
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post #9 of 34
Does your router have a wired network jack? If so, try using a cable instead of the wireless card.
post #10 of 34
Quote:
Originally posted by TigerWoods99
Location: Automatic

Show: Airport

Configure: Using DHCP

IP Address: 192.168.1.101 DNS Servers (Optional)
(Provided by DHCP Server)

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Router: 192.168.1.1 Search Domains (Optional)

DHCP Client ID: __________
(Optional)

Airport ID: 00:07:40:ba:f7:56

Open Network Utility in the Utilities folder and see if you can ping the router.
--Johnny
--Johnny
post #11 of 34
Thread Starter 
im convinced its the internet service

theres no way it shouldnt work

wireless doesnt work, and i even put it through ethernet and it doesnt connect to the internet

we called the ISP and all they say is "oh your router doesnt work" already took one router back before and replaced it, still it doesnt work.

the ping seems to work...

im just gonna have to bitch at them and tell them they need to fix it because its not my fault i bet the technician didnt install it properly to work with more than 1 computer...
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post #12 of 34
Well, high-speed internet installs don't have a setting for multiple PCs. They are either On or Off. Since your Dell can connect, then I highly doubt it's the ISP's fault.

First things first, can you connect to router and bring up its software interface? It might be that you need to configure your router. If nothing else, you should be able to view the router's connection log and see if it's trying to block traffic to and from your Mac.
post #13 of 34
Quote:
Originally posted by TigerWoods99
im convinced its the internet service

Impossible. You said you couldn't access the router admin page. Even if the router wasn't connected to a cable/DSL modem, this HAS to work.

Quote:

im just gonna have to bitch at them and tell them they need to fix it because its not my fault i bet the technician didnt install it properly to work with more than 1 computer...

Sorry, but there's nothing the technician has to do to enable multiple computers behind a router.
post #14 of 34
Thread Starter 
well everythin is set right so there is no reason it shouldnt work. its not like im a complete dumbass when it comes to computers. the internet should work automatically on mac. theres nothin wrong wit my computer either, it works perfectly fine.

the technicians still have to set it up and could have screwed it up. the service hasnt been great on the dell either, cuts out a lot and slower than advertised. the guy who installed it didnt seem to know a whole lot, and you dont exactly have to be very computer literate to do those jobs.
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post #15 of 34
Quote:
Originally posted by TigerWoods99
well everythin is set right so there is no reason it shouldnt work. its not like im a complete dumbass when it comes to computers. the internet should work automatically on mac. theres nothin wrong wit my computer either, it works perfectly fine.

If you don't have WEP configured properly on the client, it won't work if it's a Mac ornot.

Quote:
the technicians still have to set it up and could have screwed it up.

No, you don't understand what I'm saying. If your wireless was working, you would be able to access to admin page regardless of whether you have an Internet connection or not.

Stop trying to blame everybody else. The problem is with your misconfiguration. if the Dell works, the Mac HAS to work if it's configured properly.
post #16 of 34
So pinging the router works, but you get nothing if you type the router address in a browser? Maybe someone changed the router's IP address.
--Johnny
--Johnny
post #17 of 34
You should be able to access the router from the Dell machine. From there you can configure it. As far as the ISP technicians fixing it--it's not their problem.
post #18 of 34
Thread Starter 
Quote:
No, you don't understand what I'm saying. If your wireless was working, you would be able to access to admin page regardless of whether you have an Internet connection or not.

Stop trying to blame everybody else. The problem is with your misconfiguration. if the Dell works, the Mac HAS to work if it's configured properly.



thats the whole POINT! it DOESNT WORK! do you not understand that my internet does not work at all when the settings are correct? i really dont appreciate anyone givin me an attitude in this post when i'm simply askin for help and givin you exactly whats goin on. im not a 3 yr old so dont talk down to me.

theres no misconfiguration here buddy. apple has told me its right. linksys has told me its right. computer people have told me its right. the ISP has told me it is right. their only help is that "the router must be faulty", which obviously isnt the problem when i have replaced it already and the exact same thing happens. once again, please do not tell me that I have somethin misconfigured, go look up top and what is in my net configurations is exactly what its supposed to be. wireless wouldnt work, nor does doing it wired. there is no problem with my computer. the G4 can see the router and get all of its info.......no internet.

i've used built-in ethernet before. all i had to do was plug the cat5 into the back of my G4 and voila i was on the internet.


there is no password on the router either, it is configured exactly how linksys has told me.
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post #19 of 34
OK- does the Mac surf if you plug the cable modem directly into it?
--Johnny
--Johnny
post #20 of 34
hmm, not entirely sure, but can you connect to web directly thru your modem? and it gives you proper ip and so on, then it's not ISP's fault. Can you connect to the router with the cable and open admin page, if you want to connect multiple machines thru it you should enable nat/dhcp so that ip addresses are managed localy, also the way how router handles wan connections is critical so you should check those settings also. Begin troubleshooting with the minimal amount of things that can go wrong, ie. computer, modem and cable. and when that works add router next thing is to get routers wan side working still using cable connections, last thing is to make wireles connections working. Not trying to talk down on you just trying to make it as simple as possible.
post #21 of 34
Thread Starter 
really dont understand why this wont work at all......

Ping has started ...

PING 192.168.1.103 (192.168.1.103): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 192.168.1.103: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.206 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.103: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=1.58 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.103: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.218 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.103: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.227 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.103: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.185 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.103: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.633 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.103: icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=0.287 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.103: icmp_seq=7 ttl=64 time=0.243 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.103: icmp_seq=8 ttl=64 time=0.473 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.103: icmp_seq=9 ttl=64 time=0.23 ms

--- 192.168.1.103 ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 0.185/0.428/1.58 ms


Routing tables

Internet:
Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif Expire
default nas24.cleveland1.l UGSc 655 142 ppp0
nas24.cleveland1.l aca31bd0.ipt.aol.c UH 656 0 ppp0
localhost localhost UH 9 8300 lo0
169.254 link#4 UCS 0 0 en0
192.168.1 link#4 UCS 0 0 en0
192.168.1.103 localhost UHS 0 22 lo0
192.168.1.104 localhost UHS 0 2 lo0

Internet6:
Destination Gateway Flags Netif Expire
UH lo0
fe80::%lo0 Uc lo0
link#1 UHL lo0
fe80::%en0 link#4 UC en0
0:3:93:8c:14:fc UHL lo0
fe80::%en1 link#5 UC en1
0:7:40:ba:f7:56 UHL lo0
ff01:: U lo0
ff02::%lo0 UC lo0
ff02::%en0 link#4 UC en0
ff02::%en1 link#5 UC en1

tcp:
\t52413 packets sent
\t\t11753 data packets (23866287 bytes)
\t\t527 data packets (2359676 bytes) retransmitted
\t\t0 resends initiated by MTU discovery
\t\t29214 ack-only packets (7983 delayed)
\t\t0 URG only packets
\t\t192 window probe packets
\t\t830 window update packets
\t\t9901 control packets
\t29852 packets received
\t\t12953 acks (for 25750168 bytes)
\t\t2128 duplicate acks
\t\t0 acks for unsent data
\t\t16334 packets (30321742 bytes) received in-sequence
\t\t713 completely duplicate packets (214913 bytes)
\t\t2 old duplicate packets
\t\t5 packets with some dup. data (1885 bytes duped)
\t\t719 out-of-order packets (530835 bytes)
\t\t233 packets (4392 bytes) of data after window
\t\t192 window probes
\t\t304 window update packets
\t\t74 packets received after close
\t\t0 discarded for bad checksums
\t\t0 discarded for bad header offset fields
\t\t0 discarded because packet too short
\t5752 connection requests
\t69 connection accepts
\t0 bad connection attempts
\t0 listen queue overflows
\t1538 connections established (including accepts)
\t5961 connections closed (including 328 drops)
\t\t137 connections updated cached RTT on close
\t\t137 connections updated cached RTT variance on close
\t\t26 connections updated cached ssthresh on close
\t1451 embryonic connections dropped
\t12572 segments updated rtt (of 19731 attempts)
\t17528 retransmit timeouts
\t\t11 connections dropped by rexmit timeout
\t382 persist timeouts
\t\t0 connections dropped by persist timeout
\t0 keepalive timeouts
\t\t0 keepalive probes sent
\t\t0 connections dropped by keepalive
\t214 correct ACK header predictions
\t10088 correct data packet header predictions
udp:
\t1696 datagrams received
\t0 with incomplete header
\t0 with bad data length field
\t0 with bad checksum
\t57 dropped due to no socket
\t171 broadcast/multicast datagrams dropped due to no socket
\t0 dropped due to full socket buffers
\t0 not for hashed pcb
\t1468 delivered
\t1203 datagrams output
ip:
\t32377 total packets received
\t0 bad header checksums
\t0 with size smaller than minimum
\t0 with data size < data length
\t0 with ip length > max ip packet size
\t0 with header length < data size
\t0 with data length < header length
\t0 with bad options
\t0 with incorrect version number
\t0 fragments received
\t0 fragments dropped (dup or out of space)
\t0 fragments dropped after timeout
\t0 packets reassembled ok
\t31589 packets for this host
\t650 packets for unknown/unsupported protocol
\t0 packets forwarded (0 packets fast forwarded)
\t0 packets not forwardable
\t138 packets received for unknown multicast group
\t0 redirects sent
\t54476 packets sent from this host
\t0 packets sent with fabricated ip header
\t0 output packets dropped due to no bufs, etc.
\t0 output packets discarded due to no route
\t0 output datagrams fragmented
\t0 fragments created
\t0 datagrams that can't be fragmented
\t0 tunneling packets that can't find gif
\t0 datagrams with bad address in header
icmp:
\t57 calls to icmp_error
\t0 errors not generated 'cuz old message was icmp
\tOutput histogram:
\t\techo reply: 20
\t\tdestination unreachable: 57
\t0 messages with bad code fields
\t0 messages < minimum length
\t0 bad checksums
\t0 messages with bad length
\t0 multicast echo requests ignored
\t0 multicast timestamp requests ignored
\tInput histogram:
\t\techo reply: 20
\t\tdestination unreachable: 337
\t\techo: 20
\t\ttime exceeded: 265
\t20 message responses generated
\tICMP address mask responses are disabled
igmp:
\t49 messages received
\t0 messages received with too few bytes
\t0 messages received with bad checksum
\t0 membership queries received
\t0 membership queries received with invalid field(s)
\t49 membership reports received
\t0 membership reports received with invalid field(s)
\t49 membership reports received for groups to which we belong
\t73 membership reports sent
ipsec:
\t0 inbound packets processed successfully
\t0 inbound packets violated process security policy
\t0 inbound packets with no SA available
\t0 invalid inbound packets
\t0 inbound packets failed due to insufficient memory
\t0 inbound packets failed getting SPI
\t0 inbound packets failed on AH replay check
\t0 inbound packets failed on ESP replay check
\t0 inbound packets considered authentic
\t0 inbound packets failed on authentication
\t0 outbound packets processed successfully
\t0 outbound packets violated process security policy
\t0 outbound packets with no SA available
\t0 invalid outbound packets
\t0 outbound packets failed due to insufficient memory
\t0 outbound packets with no route
ip6:
\t1 total packet received
\t0 with size smaller than minimum
\t0 with data size < data length
\t0 with bad options
\t0 with incorrect version number
\t0 fragments received
\t0 fragments dropped (dup or out of space)
\t0 fragments dropped after timeout
\t0 fragments that exceeded limit
\t0 packets reassembled ok
\t0 packets for this host
\t0 packets forwarded
\t1 packet not forwardable
\t0 redirects sent
\t10 packets sent from this host
\t0 packets sent with fabricated ip header
\t0 output packets dropped due to no bufs, etc.
\t0 output packets discarded due to no route
\t0 output datagrams fragmented
\t0 fragments created
\t0 datagrams that can't be fragmented
\t0 packets that violated scope rules
\t1 multicast packet which we don't join
\tInput histogram:
\t\thop by hop: 1
\tMbuf statistics:
\t\t0 one mbuf
\t\t1 one ext mbuf
\t\t0 two or more ext mbuf
\t0 packets whose headers are not continuous
\t0 tunneling packets that can't find gif
\t0 packets discarded due to too may headers
\t0 failures of source address selection
\t0 forward cache hit
\t0 forward cache miss
icmp6:
\t0 calls to icmp_error
\t0 errors not generated because old message was icmp error or so
\t0 errors not generated because rate limitation
\tOutput histogram:
\t\tmulticast listener report: 8
\t\tneighbor solicitation: 2
\t0 messages with bad code fields
\t0 messages < minimum length
\t0 bad checksums
\t0 messages with bad length
\tHistogram of error messages to be generated:
\t\t0 no route
\t\t0 administratively prohibited
\t\t0 beyond scope
\t\t0 address unreachable
\t\t0 port unreachable
\t\t0 packet too big
\t\t0 time exceed transit
\t\t0 time exceed reassembly
\t\t0 erroneous header field
\t\t0 unrecognized next header
\t\t0 unrecognized option
\t\t0 redirect
\t\t0 unknown
\t0 message responses generated
\t0 messages with too many ND options
\t0 messages with bad ND options
\t0 bad neighbor solicitation messages
\t0 bad neighbor advertisement messages
\t0 bad router solicitation messages
\t0 bad router advertisement messages
\t0 bad redirect messages
\t0 path MTU changes
ipsec6:
\t0 inbound packets processed successfully
\t0 inbound packets violated process security policy
\t0 inbound packets with no SA available
\t0 invalid inbound packets
\t0 inbound packets failed due to insufficient memory
\t0 inbound packets failed getting SPI
\t0 inbound packets failed on AH replay check
\t0 inbound packets failed on ESP replay check
\t0 inbound packets considered authentic
\t0 inbound packets failed on authentication
\t0 outbound packets processed successfully
\t0 outbound packets violated process security policy
\t0 outbound packets with no SA available
\t0 invalid outbound packets
\t0 outbound packets failed due to insufficient memory
\t0 outbound packets with no route
pfkey:
\t0 requests sent to userland
\t0 bytes sent to userland
\t0 messages with invalid length field
\t0 messages with invalid version field
\t0 messages with invalid message type field
\t0 messages too short
\t0 messages with memory allocation failure
\t0 messages with duplicate extension
\t0 messages with invalid extension type
\t0 messages with invalid sa type
\t0 messages with invalid address extension
\t0 requests sent from userland
\t0 bytes sent from userland
\t0 messages toward single socket
\t0 messages toward all sockets
\t0 messages toward registered sockets
\t0 messages with memory allocation failure

IPv4 multicast forwarding:
0 multicast forwarding cache lookups
0 multicast forwarding cache misses
0 upcalls to mrouted
0 upcall queue overflows
0 upcalls dropped due to full socket buffer
0 cache cleanups
0 datagrams with no route for origin
0 datagrams arrived with bad tunneling
0 datagrams could not be tunneled
0 datagrams arrived on wrong interface
0 datagrams selectively dropped
0 datagrams dropped due to queue overflow
0 datagrams dropped for being too large
IPv6 multicast forwarding:
0 multicast forwarding cache lookups
0 multicast forwarding cache misses
0 upcalls to mrouted
0 upcall llueue overflows
0 upcalls dropped due to full socket buffer
0 cache cleanups
0 datagrams with no route for origin
0 datagrams arrived with bad tunneling
0 datagrams could not be tunneled
0 datagrams arrived on wrong interface
0 datagrams selectively dropped
0 datagrams dropped due to llueue overflow
0 datagrams dropped for being too large


my computer is workin fine so i dont really know what could be wrong with it. i cant connect wired through built-in ethernet either.
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post #22 of 34
could you answer those few questions asked many times in this thread, so then we might be able to help a little bit more, can you connect directly to web without the router with any of your computers? who owns the router? can you login to the router( http://192.168.1.1/ )? is the ip address that you get connecting directly to isp same that the router gets when connecting to isp?
post #23 of 34
Quote:
default nas24.cleveland1.l UGSc 655 142 ppp0
nas24.cleveland1.l aca31bd0.ipt.aol.c UH 656 0 ppp0
localhost localhost UH 9 8300 lo0
169.254 link#4 UCS 0 0 en0
192.168.1 link#4 UCS 0 0 en0
192.168.1.103 localhost UHS 0 22 lo0
192.168.1.104 localhost UHS 0 2 lo0

Your default route doesn't look right. It should point to your wireless basestation. Do you have any dialup software installed?
post #24 of 34
For the last time, CONNECT THE MAC DIRECTLY TO THE MODEM AND SEE IF IT WILL SURF.

You are wasting a lot of people's time.
--Johnny
--Johnny
post #25 of 34
Thread Starter 
the whole reason i tried to go wireless in the first place was because my mac is nowhere near the PC which has the cable modem and wiring installed by it. i drilled a damn hole in the wall to connect it through there and it still wont connect to the internet.

Quote:
can you connect directly to web without the router with any of your computers?

no

Quote:
who owns the router?

i do

Quote:
can you login to the router( http://192.168.1.1/ )?

yes

Quote:
is the ip address that you get connecting directly to isp same that the router gets when connecting to isp?

no


Quote:
Do you have any dialup software installed?

i have AOL installed. i dont think it makes a difference though, i removed it once and the net still didnt work.
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post #26 of 34
Actually , your original post never says that you use cable, and when you finally said you tried cable it didn't sound like you really tried, or i'm just illiterate which is also possible sorry for that, but if your router got totally different looking wan address than your machine when directly connecting, theres your problem, and thats propably because your wan settings are incorrect. try playing around with them.
post #27 of 34
Thread Starter 
i've already made a post before regarding this, and i clearly stated in this one that i couldnt connect wireless or wired (built in ethernet).

you're saying that the router and IP address should both be the same? the mac automatically gets IP address, subnet mask, and router. those looked fine to me when compared with stuff online i looked up. see people are here tellin me i must be doing somethin wrong, if the wan settings are incorrect then it has to be configured wrong and i didnt configure anything. the mac is simply just set to either built-in ethernet or airport (wireless), and it receives the info automatically. there isnt any tricks to it, so it should work.
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post #28 of 34
no, I'm trying to tell you that your router WAN the outside address, and your computers ip address when you connect directly without router, should be quite similar, because if they aren't, there is propably something wrong. Your router has two addresses WAN (ISP side) and LAN(local). LAN address is 192.168.1.1 Behind the reuter your (LAN) ip should look something like 192.168.1.103.
Your local network is propably working ok, the problem is for some reason your router doesn't get the WAN address correctly so it can't deliver packages to ISP and that's why net doesn't work.
post #29 of 34
Thread Starter 
^that's exactly how they are.
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post #30 of 34
I am convinced that his problem is being caused by his routing table. His default route is configured to send traffic through the ppp0 interface. Here's his routing table:

Quote:
default nas24.cleveland1.l UGSc 655 142 ppp0
nas24.cleveland1.l aca31bd0.ipt.aol.c UH 656 0 ppp0
localhost localhost UH 9 8300 lo0
169.254 link#4 UCS 0 0 en0
192.168.1 link#4 UCS 0 0 en0
192.168.1.103 localhost UHS 0 22 lo0
192.168.1.104 localhost UHS 0 2 lo0

This route :
192.168.1 link#4 UCS 0 0 en0

is allowing him to access his router. All other internet bound traffic is being routed to the ppp0 interface and is being blacked holed. Go to your network preferences and disable all network ports with the exception of your airport card.
post #31 of 34
Not sure how relevant this is, but my cable provider (ntl in the UK) won't allow two different computers to use the same connection.

I have to clone the MAC address of the original computer (which was set-up when the computer was registered the first time) using the wireless router.

This means that the router must allow MAC cloning. I had to buy a Belkin router because my Linksys (WAG) didn't.
post #32 of 34
Thread Starter 
^i hope thats not the case....

i tried disabling the ports in network preferences and it didnt anything. tried putting it on just airport and then just built-in ethernet.
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post #33 of 34
Quote:
Originally posted by ThinkingDifferent
I am convinced that his problem is being caused by his routing table. His default route is configured to send traffic through the ppp0 interface. Here's his routing table:



This route :
192.168.1 link#4 UCS 0 0 en0

is allowing him to access his router. All other internet bound traffic is being routed to the ppp0 interface and is being blacked holed. Go to your network preferences and disable all network ports with the exception of your airport card.

Yup. That's why we told him to take the router out of the loop. He says he can't connect when the computer is connected directly to the cable modem. The only way that could happen is if the tech registered the router MAC address with the ISP.

He was asked to ping the router, and instead pinged the PC.

He owns the router and the PC, but for some reason has to "drill a hole" instead of just carrying the G4 into the room where the modem is like all the rest of us do.

I'm done. This is making Genius Bar look intimidating to new users and unless he calmly follows advice and stops with the attitude towards people who are trying to help him, I'm trashing the whole thread.
--Johnny
--Johnny
post #34 of 34
Thread Starter 
the reason a hole was drilled in the first place was so that i didnt have to set up the mac in a different room. im not tryin to move my whole computer and everything into the same room as the PC. me connecting through the wire is the exact same thing i'd be doing if i were to move my computer into the PC room, im connected to the cable modem right now.

Quote:
The only way that could happen is if the tech registered the router MAC address with the ISP.

then thats probably the case. all you need to do is say that instead of claimin im not listnin to anybody or giving any information. i've given all the info that i can/has been asked of me and have followed everyones advice who didnt just tell me oh its my fault i must have messed up everything myself and that i put the wrong settings. the settings i have have all been listed and theres nothing to mess up since the mac does it automatically. thats what i dont like, when people just come in here tryin to tell me i must be the fault. there's nothin i have done to the computer or network settings.

router pinged....

Ping has started ...

PING 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=3.314 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.827 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.799 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.795 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.833 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.801 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=0.81 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=7 ttl=64 time=0.894 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=8 ttl=64 time=0.805 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=9 ttl=64 time=0.783 ms

--- 192.168.1.1 ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 0.783/1.066/3.314 ms

is that not correct or somethin? i dont know how im supposed to ping the router then.

if apple, linksys, our ISP, computer tech people have told me everything is set perfect and should be working.....why am i to blame???




i got it working now......had to mess with some scripts but it seems to be good now.
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