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Yep my chat window is still open

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

  • monk3ybidzness
    monk3ybidzness Nov 27, 2008

    1. So you would always go for a MAC over a PC?

    Yes, specially now it has an Intel processor which allows me to use Parallels/VMware to run Windoze in a window.

    2. Only
    problem is Apple are too much of a cash cow, as they always bring new
    versions out then which u need to buy.

    Correct

    3. Ur machine gets outdated in a
    matter of a month

    Built to last. Except if an application you need depends on the new version, see question #2 :)


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This seems to be a single issue. The fact you cannot print to a presumably shared printer AND cannot access the network or Internet, would indicate your issue is simply connectivity related.
Are you connecting the Mac via wired ethernet cable or wireless?
If it is wired, check your connection via the network icon on your screen (usually upper left) Click on the icon and choose "Open Network Preferences". In the window that appears, check on the left side to see if the appropriate connection has a green, yellow or red dot next to it. If the dot is red, you are not connected. If the dot is yellow, you are connected but there is an issue.
If the connection is wired and there are other computers able to get online, then check the cable connected to the Mac or replace it.
If the connection is wireless, then check try reconnecting again and make sure you are using the right passphrase for your security requirements. You may need to delete the profile and recreate it. You can do this by clicking on the Wi-Fi item on the left panel of your Network preferences window and then clicking on Advanced button. In the following window that appears, find your wireless network name in the list under Preferred Networks and click on it to highlight it. Then click the - button to remove it. Then close the window and try reconnecting to the network from the icon on the bar at the top of your screen, using the correct network passphrase (if needed).
If this still does not work, think this through...
1. Is any other computer using wireless connection and having a similar connection issue?
2. Did this computer EVER connect to the network and Internet successfully?
If the answer to either question is yes, then the problem is likely your Router/Modem. power OFF the router (and modem if separate) for about 30 seconds and then power it ON. See if this resolves the connectivity issue. If not, consider doing a factory reset on the router/modem, but make sure you have the appropriate settings needed to configure the router and/or modem as these will likely be lost when you reset the devices and will be required to get connected to your Internet Service Provider.
If the answer to question 2 above is NO, then the problem is directly related to the mac. If you are trying to connect via wireless, try connecting with an ethernet cable instead to make sure the mac can connect that way.
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