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  1. #1
    50trimtsi
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    Built in ethernet dead??
    Hi everyone, new to the forums and have a question. My G4 stopped getting internet completely. I think it happened after a storm. The settings are fine and I was wondering if it was possible that my built in ethernet adapter somehow died. If this does sound right, whats my best option to fix it. Some guy from a repair place tried to say that the whole motherboard would need to be replaced. This doesnt seem right at all, but maybe it is. Any help anyone can give me would be really appreciated. Thanks soo much. Matt

  2. #2
    Harryc
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    What model G4 is this? If it's a tower, don't replace the entire motherboard. Just get a PCI NIC from your local cheap parts source or better yet borrow one to test. They are only a few dollars.

    Froogle Search for Mac Compatible PCI NICs

  3. #3
    50trimtsi
    Guest
    Hi, thanks for the response. I just went and bought a mac compatible NIC card and installed it and the driver, but still no internet and the setting are like they should be. Do I have to somehow select the new card soo the computer know to use it and not the standard built in one? I tried doing it in the drop down menu "configure" in network settings, but only found built in ethernet and internal modem. Am I on the right track or overthinking things or is there something else wrong after all??? Thanks so much. Matt

  4. #4
    Harryc
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by 50trimtsi
    Hi, thanks for the response. I just went and bought a mac compatible NIC card and installed it and the driver, but still no internet and the setting are like they should be. Do I have to somehow select the new card soo the computer know to use it and not the standard built in one? I tried doing it in the drop down menu "configure" in network settings, but only found built in ethernet and internal modem. Am I on the right track or overthinking things or is there something else wrong after all??? Thanks so much. Matt
    Go to applications, utilities, and open up terminal. Post the results of the following command;

    Code:
    sudo ifconfig

  5. #5
    50trimtsi
    Guest
    Ok, well I dont know if this helps at all but heres exactly what it said...

    usage: ipconfig <command> <args>
    where <command> is one of waitall, getifaddr, ifcount, getoption, getpacket, set
    [Pam-Rothwells-Computer:~] pamrothwell% sudo ipconfig

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by 50trimtsi
    Ok, well I dont know if this helps at all but heres exactly what it said...

    usage: ipconfig <command> <args>
    where <command> is one of waitall, getifaddr, ifcount, getoption, getpacket, set
    [Pam-Rothwells-Computer:~] pamrothwell% sudo ipconfig
    not IPconfig, IFconfig (all lower case). just , ifconfig, not sudo ifconfig.

    ed724

  7. #7
    50trimtsi
    Guest
    OH im sorry just one sec i miss read that !!

  8. #8
    50trimtsi
    Guest
    ok here it is....


    [Pam-Rothwells-Computer:~] pamrothwell% sudo ifconfig
    Password:
    lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
    inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
    inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
    inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
    gif0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1280
    stf0: flags=0<> mtu 1280
    en0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULT ICAST> mtu 1500
    inet6 fe80::203:93ff:fe3d:c22e%en0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4
    ether 00:03:93:3d:c2:2e
    media: autoselect (none) status: inactive
    supported media: none autoselect 10baseT/UTP <half-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 100baseTX <half-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 1000baseTX <full-duplex> 1000baseTX <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 1000baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control> 1000baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control,hw-loopback>
    [Pam-Rothwells-Computer:~] pamrothwell%

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by 50trimtsi
    ok here it is....


    [Pam-Rothwells-Computer:~] pamrothwell% sudo ifconfig
    Password:
    lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
    inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
    inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
    inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
    gif0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1280
    stf0: flags=0<> mtu 1280
    en0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULT ICAST> mtu 1500
    inet6 fe80::203:93ff:fe3d:c22e%en0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4
    ether 00:03:93:3d:c2:2e
    media: autoselect (none) status: inactive
    supported media: none autoselect 10baseT/UTP <half-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 100baseTX <half-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 1000baseTX <full-duplex> 1000baseTX <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 1000baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control> 1000baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control,hw-loopback>
    Is it currently plugged into the internet? How are you accessing the network, dialup, broadband? Are you using a router or conncted direct to a modem? Only thing I see strange or different is that the media autoselect is inactive. Go to your network control panel, open up "network". Do show "Built-in-Ethernet. Select button on right "Ethernet", then do "Configure manually. Make sure speed is set to autoselect.



    ed724

  10. #10
    50trimtsi
    Guest
    my ethernet cord was not plugged into that cpu at the time. I use broadband and a router. Ill try it again with the cord plugged into the new NIC Card I just bought and installed the driver for and see if that changes any of the readings through ifconfig...BRB

  11. #11
    50trimtsi
    Guest
    No I get the same readings whether the ethernet cord is in or out and whether its in the old build in ethernet port or the new NIC Card?!?!? My PC and the other 2 macs upstairs all have internet just fine!! and all network settings match!! So weird. Any other suggestions I can try and by the way thanks soo much again you guys!!

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by 50trimtsi
    No I get the same readings whether the ethernet cord is in or out and whether its in the old build in ethernet port or the new NIC Card?!?!? My PC and the other 2 macs upstairs all have internet just fine!! and all network settings match!! So weird. Any other suggestions I can try and by the way thanks soo much again you guys!!
    Check one of your known working PC's on the same port your none working machine is using and see what happens.

    ed724

  13. #13
    50trimtsi
    Guest
    I dont know if this will help at all, but this was taken off of my moms mini mac from upstairs (same router and everything)...

    Pam-Rothwells-Computer:~ pamrothwell$ ifconfig
    lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
    inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
    inet6 fe80::1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
    inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
    gif0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1280
    stf0: flags=0<> mtu 1280
    en0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULT ICAST> mtu 1500
    inet6 fe80::20d:93ff:fe60:9c64 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4
    inet 192.168.1.102 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
    ether 00:0d:93:60:9c:64
    media: autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>) status: active
    supported media: none autoselect 10baseT/UTP <half-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 100baseTX <half-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex,hw-loopback>
    fw0: flags=8822<BROADCAST,SMART,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 2030
    lladdr 00:0d:93:ff:fe:60:9c:64
    media: autoselect <full-duplex> status: inactive
    supported media: autoselect <full-duplex>
    Pam-Rothwells-Computer:~ pamrothwell$

  14. #14
    In additions to moving mac to a new connection, try another ethernet cord.

    ed724

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by 50trimtsi
    ok here it is....


    [Pam-Rothwells-Computer:~] pamrothwell% sudo ifconfig
    Password:
    lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
    inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
    inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
    inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
    gif0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1280
    stf0: flags=0<> mtu 1280
    en0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULT ICAST> mtu 1500
    inet6 fe80::203:93ff:fe3d:c22e%en0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4
    ether 00:03:93:3d:c2:2e
    media: autoselect (none) status: inactive
    supported media: none autoselect 10baseT/UTP <half-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 100baseTX <half-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 1000baseTX <full-duplex> 1000baseTX <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 1000baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control> 1000baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control,hw-loopback>
    [Pam-Rothwells-Computer:~] pamrothwell%
    media: autoselect (none) status: inactive. This line from your first paste makes me think your ethernet port is dead, but I could be wrong.

    ed724

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