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Mac won't recognise network

My PC works fine when plugged into the new DI 524, and my Dell laptop recognises the new wireless signal, but my Mac laptop doesn't. I followed the instructions to set up the router for my Mac but when I tried to select 'Using DHCP' drop down box in System Preferences>Network>Built in Ethernet, the IP address, subnet mask and router details didn't appear. I called tech support but they didn't know what to do - please help if you can!! :-)

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Re: Mac won't recognise network

Based upon the way you worded the message, you were trying to get the Mac working wirelessly? The description of how you were trying to set up your network (SysPref\Net\BuiltInEthernet) is for WIRED connections, not wireless. If you are running OSX and you have a built-in wireless adapter, use System Preferences\Network\Airport choice to set up for wireless connections. If you are trying to use the wire either because you don't have a wireless card or it is not working, check to make sure that the cable is good...maybe hijack the cable that you know works for your PC and test it. Please let me know if I am on the right track to solve the problem.

Posted on Jun 17, 2007

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I have one laptop that will no longer connect to the internet using the Wireless DI-524 router? However, other laptops and desktops in the house still connect without any problems. What should I check?

If your OS is Windows there is a good tutorial at -> Working with Widows Wireless Networks

That can help you out to configure your wireless networks.

If you need more help post back!
Thumbs and testimonial are welcome!

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Have 2 laptops connected to wireless router DI-524, Mac OSX & PC. The Mac is working fine but I cannot get the pc up. It says it is working but it will not get on internet. I don't think it has the...

Try to go to start -> settings -> network connections -> and see if your connection is working properly if there is a problem it will say it's limited. If limited try right click and repair, if it won't work try right click on connection then properties and in ip/dns section set all on automatic. 

If none of this will work try to disable firewall for few min and see if it works, to do so go to control panel Windows Firewall,

If password would be wrong you wouldn't be able to connect at all, you can always try to go to available wireless networks and try to disconnect your connection and then reconnect again it should prompt for pass.  

Jul 04, 2009 | D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router

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Limited or no connectivity on a laptop

you check your router configuration
your wireless configuration
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Feb 25, 2009 | D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router

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DI-524 not working with Vista32 Dell M1330

make sure your wireless card is set to "obtain automatically an IP address"

Jan 25, 2009 | D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router

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Why is my modem not recognised by vista ???


Please confirm that your Dlink Di 524 firmware is upgraded. With Vista the firmware update resolves the issue.

use this to update teh firmware. its shows instructions on how to to do that.
let me know if you need more help.

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Jan 06, 2009 | D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router

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New HP laptop will not connect to wireless secure network

Problem solved. I disabled the security on my network. I connected the new laptop to the unsecure network. I saved the settings on the laptop for the unsecure network. I rebooted the laptop. I re-enabled security on the router. I tried to connect to the network. I got an error on the laptop saying the network saved settings did not match. I modified the settings to a secure network on the laptop and saved the 128 bit key. Rebooted everything. All works fine now.

Sep 06, 2008 | D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router

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DI-524 wireless router as wireless switch

You need to disable the DHCP server on your "slave" wireless router ( the di-524 ). In D-link routers this might be called configuring it to be an "Access point".

When this happens, connecting to the second wireless router should cause your computer to obtain an IP address which is in the range of the first router (that is to say, it will use the first router's dhcp server).

You should be able have your laptop connect with an automatic IP address and have it work.

Jan 24, 2008 | D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router

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Set up...

Some laptops have a switch that must be toggle for the wireless to work. Check Control Panel/Admin Tools/Services to verify that the Wireless Zero Config is running.

Jun 10, 2007 | D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router

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DI-524 One wireless connection makes others not ok

This is unusual, as it seems the router is allocating two pc's the same IP address. Go into your routers settings (internet browser and type the router address, eg' and look at Client DHCP list and look at the IP addresses that each pc has been given and see if two are the same, they should be one digit difference, that being the last. Also go into the properties of both your pc's wireless cards and ensure that they are set to obtain an ip address automatically.

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