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router/ethernet problem/questions

darkenedwingdarkenedwing Registered User regular
Tonight I was on my Macbook Pro and suddenly my house's wifi went out and wouldn't come back on. All 3 computers that connect to the router wirelessly (a Linksys WRT54G2 V1) couldn't couldn't find the routers signal, like it wasn't broadcasting, and the one wired connection couldn't connect.I took my macbook pro to the router and unplugged the internet cable (that comes from the DSL modem) and plugged it into my Macbook pro, but it still wouldn't connect. For some reason whenever I made 1 ethernet connection on my mac 3 would come up, and I still couldn't connect to the internet. However whenever I went into boot camp (windows 7) I just created a new pppoe connection and it connected right away.

Is my router broke? I unplugged it, reconnected it, everything I could think of and it wouldnt start working again.

Any idea what is up with my macbook pro with OS X not wanting to connect to the internet through the ethernet port? (I think the names of the 2 extra connections that came up whenever I made a new ethernet connection was parallel [something] 2 and parallel [something] 3).

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    ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Man, I've seen Parallels seriously fuck up network configurations before. I can't objectively troubleshoot with you, but I know that product does some wacky networking stuff.

    On the Mac, did you make a PPPoE connection like in Windows?

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    darkenedwingdarkenedwing Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Man, I've seen Parallels seriously fuck up network configurations before. I can't objectively troubleshoot with you, but I know that product does some wacky networking stuff.

    On the Mac, did you make a PPPoE connection like in Windows?

    Oh wow... I didnt realize that parallels meant the parallels program >.<

    yea, for the "ethernet" option I chose connect through PPPoE and entered my details and it would go to "connecting" and just sit there at "connecting" for a minute, wouldn't connect though.

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    darkenedwingdarkenedwing Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Yep, it was the router that broke. Got my old Linksys WRT54GS from my brother and plugged it in and all 4 computers recognized it right away (including the OS X side of my macbook).

    Its only 2 months old and we got it from circuit city, so we can't return it now, so I guess i'll have to see what kind of warranty linksys has for them.

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