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    zanoncello
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    When I plug my iBook into the the schools network (through an eithernet cable which was connected to a computer) I can't connect to the network. Every time I plug it in my iBook tells me that it has self assigned itself an IP and so I can't connect to the internet or other machines. Most of the computers on the network are pc's but there are 3 macs which are connected and working on the network. I also tried using the same cable that they were connected with and same thing with self assigning. How can I get a network assigned IP so I can use the internet??

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    in the network preferences you should be able to set it to automatically configure DCHP which should fix your problem

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    yeah, and restart..

    also you can find out if any other macs are on the network with iChat rendezvous and iTunes , when i get kicked offline at school, its like im really still online.. in network form.

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    jcromartie
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    Excuse me? Restart? Is it 1995 again? Anyway, look at the network configuration of those macs. I take it you're at a high school with a small number of computers? They may not use DHCP in that case. Report back with some more info. Self-assigned means that your computer cannot contact a DHCP server, or it needs a valid DHCP Client ID (which is very very rare).

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    StarManta
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    I had this same problem at home.... it's something in the school's end, not yours, I think. I solved mine by resetting my router settings, you'll probably have to talk to your school's tech support.

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    hmm i just figured college = school, why else would he have a iBook, unless hes a teacher.

    you also may have to log in.

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    Redmands
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    my school just started running netreg forcing students to authenticate before an ip is given... u should check with the network people at school too and make sure you don't have to give them any information about your comp. ie:mac/hardware addy.

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