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    iMac G3 kills internet
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    Thumbs down iMac G3 kills internet
    So I brought my iMac G3 downstairs, set it up on a little table, and plugged in via Ethernet to my router. Instant Death. All 3 computers become unable to browse. I checked Network and it says "This computer has a self-assigned IP address and maybe unable to browse the web" How do I fix this? Why does my router instant K.O. when my iMac G3 is plugged in? I've tried everything that I know and I'm stumped. Any suggestions?

    -Thanks

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    Interesting. Almost sounds like it's got an IP conflict with the router itself. Is the G3 set to use DHCP?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Interesting. Almost sounds like it's got an IP conflict with the router itself. Is the G3 set to use DHCP?
    Yes it is. Same as the iMac and iBook. I've never encountered anything like this before it's just like "plug in" "DEATH!!" I never even got any pages to load on the G3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacDude121 View Post
    Yes it is. Same as the iMac and iBook. I've never encountered anything like this before it's just like "plug in" "DEATH!!" I never even got any pages to load on the G3.
    Have you tried plugging it in, releasing the IP and then renewing?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Have you tried plugging it in, releasing the IP and then renewing?
    Releasing the IP and then renewing? How do I do that?

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    What OS are you running? 10.3? 10.4? Sometimes the way to release and renew is different with different versions of OSX.

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    The G3 is running 10.1 and the iBook and iMac G4 are both running 10.4 (If that makes a difference)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacDude121 View Post
    The G3 is running 10.1 and the iBook and iMac G4 are both running 10.4 (If that makes a difference)
    Can't speak to 10.1, but give this a try...

    [1114] How to release and renew an IP address in Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.3 - Help Desk
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    I looked but I guess 10.1 is set up a little differently from 10.3 and 10.4... But while looking I found an option that said "Manually Using DCHP router" ... I am using a router, anyone think that would help?

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    Well, I unplugged the router and went straight from the Modem > G3 and it's working fine. Now I just need to figure out a way to get the router and the G3 to play nice with each other...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacDude121 View Post
    Well, I unplugged the router and went straight from the Modem > G3 and it's working fine. Now I just need to figure out a way to get the router and the G3 to play nice with each other...
    What router (Brand and Model) is that? I might have some ideas.

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    It's a D-Link DI-524 I've gotten the G3 to the point where it shows the Subnet Mask and Router, but will not assign the computer a working IP address. (Manually inserting one didn't work either.)

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    So when you choose in 10.1 Manual IP, what IP are you putting in there? If your Dlink IP is 192.168.1.1 then try 192.168.1.95. Just be sure it does not conflict with any other computer on the router. If your Dlink IP is 192.168.0.1 then try a manual address of 192.168.0.62. I just made up the last numbers.

    Subnet Mask should be 255.255.255.0 for the first IP I gave you.

    I have a manual IP on my main iMac as I have certain ports open just for that computer so I want to be sure the iMac always gets the right IP address that matches the open ports!

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    Oh wow, I have been working for three hours today on trying to get a G5 iMac and a Macbook to connect wirelessly via a Belkin 70DD to the 'net. Spent 45 minutes speaking to a gentleman in India after using the Belkin 0800 number - fruitless!

    Cut and run I think, ditch the Belkin (cwa, plse take note ) and head for a D-Link.

    Here are other IP numbers to try - 192.168.0.20, or 192.168.2.1. You can also try http://d-link to see if your G3 will connect via that route.
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    Well, I suppose we're on the right track here, I plugged the G3 in and we didn't instant K.O.! But I've tried both IP's that you two have suggested, and now I can't get the "Router" section to show anything... I'm not sure what to throw out the window first...the router or the G3.

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