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    computer did not assign a network address

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    computer did not assign a network address
    My wireless just broke down.
    And I was going to use an Ethernet cable to connect my PC (connect to internet) to my Laptop. But every time I connect the cable it says "you might not be able to connect to the internet or some network resources. This is because the computer did not assign a network address to the computer." Even when I click repair and it says it's refreshing my I.P. address it says that failed. Please help me I've done everything I know how to. By the way this is a PC (Dell) to a MacBook.

    Help!

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    computer did not assign a network address
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    Have you tried powering off and allowing the modem to re-initialize?
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    computer did not assign a network address

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    Do you mean powering off the computer?
    Or the modem as it's a speedtouch and I don't know how to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacBoy1995 View Post
    Do you mean powering off the computer?
    No, the modem supplying the Internet service.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    computer did not assign a network address

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    How do you do that?
    It's speedtouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacBoy1995 View Post
    How do you do that?
    It's speedtouch
    Unplug the power cord, wait 30 seconds, plug it back in.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    computer did not assign a network address

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    Ok did that....
    still doesn't work

    BTW: not a wireless router

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacBoy1995 View Post
    Ok did that....
    still doesn't work

    BTW: not a wireless router
    OK, but your Windows machine is basically acting as a router the way you have it configured. Have you rebooted the Windows machine since you reset the modem?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    computer did not assign a network address

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    nope, i will now
    Do I have to do anything on my mac?
    Or should it just work when I plug it in?

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    YEP it works!
    thanks!

    so will I have to have my PC on and connect to the internet every time I want to connect to the internet on my mac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacBoy1995 View Post
    YEP it works!
    thanks!

    so will I have to have my PC on and connect to the internet every time I want to connect to the internet on my mac?
    Yes, because your PC is acting as a router. If you'd rather not do that, I would suggest picking up a cheap, wired router. That will save you quite a bit of hassle and you won't have to keep your PC turned on.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    computer did not assign a network address

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    Ok then,

    thanks

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    computer did not assign a network address

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