So i have the router and d link all set up as they should be. We have one computer connected to the router already and the internet works flawlessly.
Now the problem is that im trying to connect another G5 to the router with an Ethernet cable. To my understanding if i connect the ethernet cable into the router and then into my Ethernet port on my computer that i should be able to get internet immediately. This unfortunately isnt the case and i was wondering how to connect 2 macs to the router, in order to acess the internet.
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Re: Cant connect my G5 to the Router to get internet
Two things to consider. There are two different types of Ethernet cables out there. Perhaps you have a one way cable for the second one. To test this, unhook the working cable from the mac that gets internet and then hook that one up to the one that doesn't get it. See if it sees the network after a minute. The other issue might be in the Operating System. You might need to make sure that they are both up to date with all of the latest updates installed. (I know, hard to do with out an internet hook up.) Lastly, make sure you are plugging in the cable to the right place on the back of the router. Seems silly, but some of the best have accidentally put it into a link plug to connect several routers rather than an actual Ethernet plug.
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If I wanted to check if someone using my wireless router to access the internet without my permission, I'd be right in thinking that if I opened my Network Places dialog box and select View Computers workgroup, I am unable to see anything interfere with users? Otherwise, what is the best way to monitor my wireless security? Uninvited Guests will usually be displayed in My Network Places, if the attacker uses the same group name as you. If your router is configured to act as a DHCP server, most of which are computer name if unauthorized appear.
1 Log on to the router and go to the area where you can change the network settings. Take a look at your router assigns IP addresses via DHCP, which is the default. Explore the list of attached devices, if you do not recognize any of them may be an intruder.
2 The best way to prevent anyone from connecting to the router without authorization is to use WEP or preferably WPA. Configure your router to use WPA-Personal and WPA2 if possible. Select and enter your password and will only be given to those who need to communicate.
3 If your router does not support WPA, or you do not use encryption, you can use MAC authentication instead. You must know the MAC address of your Wi-Fi card and enter it into your router. You can use this with the default security for greater protection.
You've established that you have a working physical connection. But your network addressing and routing is apparently not setting up.
The usual configuration is to set your Mac to "Using DHCP" and your router or other network interface to provide DHCP addressing. (If the address that shows up in the window on your Mac starts with "169..." it's a bogus address that means your DHCP isn't coming through.)
The most likely culprit here is your router. Take your router out of the chain or command entirely and plug your Mac directly into your network interface (assuming they are not the same box) and see if things suddenly start to work. If so, follow the configuration instructions that came with your router until you get a working connection through it.
just connect both computers to the same router/hub. if mac is working then windows should work as well. on a wired network in windows xp and beyond, there is no set-up required. if it is not working, then perhaps you using a crossover cable (meant to connect 2 computers directly) instead of a regular ethernet cable.
Acquiring wireless internet service can be done several ways. The most common way is by using a wireless router - such as an Airport Express - in combination with the modem your internet service provider has given you. This creates a Wireless Area Network in the range of about 100-300 feet depending on the strength of your router and sources of interference. Once using a wireless router with your modem, your Mac should be able to connect to it by clicking on the Airport icon in the upper right hand corner and selecting the name of your network.
Other ways to get wireless internet include but are not limited to using an antenna that plugs into your computer in conjunction with a cellular network. Such devices are commonly available but are not going to be anywhere near as fast as a wireless connection created using the method described above. Keep in mind that using a cellular antennae usually requires additional software supplied by your wireless provider (for example, AT&T or Verizon) whereas your Mac should be able to connect to a wireless network created by a router without any additional software.
With a cable plugged in The Mac should automatically connect.
Try this. Leave the ethernet plugged into the mac and shut down the mac. Power it back up and see what happens - does the light on the router (1,2,3 or 4) come on to signify that the mac is talking to the router?
If not then I would think that there may be a problem with the ehtenet port on the Mac.
Also, open system preferences and then select network. Make sure ethernet is selected and then click on the TCP/IP tab. You should see a bunch of numbers listed - starting 192.168. or 10.0. and a line with lots of 255. If you get these and the top number differs from the bottom number then you should have a connecttion. If on the other hand you only have one line of numbers and it starts 169. then the mac is not talking out of the ethernet port at all.
If that is the case you should get someone in to look at it.
Post back and let us know what happened.
If you have high speed internet go to your ISP webpage and do a speed test. If You are paying for say like 10 MEGS and are only pulling 1.2 Megs. It probably is your modem. Your speed will slow down to approx 7.5 behind a router. Also Your ethernet cable might need replacing. might also might try resetting your router. disconnect all power even the cable comming in and reset everything. Hope that helps.
You may want to check the wireless security settings ie. (WEP / WPA /WPA2...etc) on the router, certain settings don't always work well with the macintosh, try changing them and that should help your problem.