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Apple Ibook G3 connect internet through Ethernet??

I have ethernet because I have cable internet on my desktop pc.. I tried plugging the ethernet cord up to my apple ibook g3, but it won't connect to the internet.. I don't know what to do and have NEVER used mack before today.. Please help!

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  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    I have a new ibook 3G and i dont know how to onnect to wireless internet

  • Jorge Vidal Dec 03, 2008

    I don't know how to get into internet, I was given an apple for my birthday, but I don't know much how to use it, please I need help...

  • myracledance Dec 14, 2008

    i have the SAME problem! My Momma got me one for my birthday the 7th and i STILL cant get on the net. She has broadband connection / ethernet.. im going to try what you told lynzie but mom already did and shes a whiz at this, and it didnt help but shes gonna try again. thank youl Bradii'

  • myracledance Dec 14, 2008

    me too! My mom gave me one for my birthday the 7th and shes a computer expert but never had Apples....

    She did everything already that you told lynz to do 2 weeks ago but it wont work. She will try again, she thinks maybe the dcl isnt set proper. thank you , Bradii' ,

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    I don't know how to connect to the internet using a ethernemt line

  • babydollhott Mar 13, 2009

    do i just connect this ibook in to the phone line and unplug my pc



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For Linzie:
To connect to Internet with cable:
1. Turn on your computer.
2. From the Apple Menu, select System Preferences, and select the Network icon. Click on the Built-in Ethernet connection, and then click Configure.
3. The Show drop-down menu should be set to Built-in Ethernet.
4. Click on the TCP/IP tab.

  • The Configure: pop-up menu should be set to Using DHCP
  • The DHCP Client ID should be left blank
  • Search Domains should be left blank
  • DNS Servers should be left blank
  • All other fields will be filled in automatically by the DHCP Server. Click Apply Now when you are done.
  • You should note the Ethernet Address for future reference. To do so, click on the Ethernet tab, and then write down the Ethernet ID. You may need this if it is not filled in automatically when you register your computer.
  • Close the Network preference pane.
  • You should be able to get online with Safari.
For Guest: Does your iBook 3G have an Airport card?

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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If you have an active account with an ISP connecting should be somewhat automatic. Open Safari or IE and see what happens. Mine opens to Apple Home Page as default. From there do a GOOGLE SEARCH to your ISP for your E-mail. Also try opening UPDATES in Sys.Pref. See if it goes through that way. When it goes on-line download FIREFOX web browser. I switch between two Macs and a PC. Firefox works great with all of them. It is free and has better security than the others. If all fails, call your ISP customer service. They get paid to figure this stuff out.

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This seems to be a regular problem with old G3 Ibooks . Mines a clamshell that was fine for a while but i think the ethernet port breaks on then . Try getting a ethernet to usb converter like i plan on doing today.

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