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Old 09-02-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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MacBook pro airport not working. Help!

I have a 2009 MacBook pro running 10.5.8 leopard I believe.
Up instill about 3 days ago my Internet worked fine. I just turned it on and it randomly wouldn't connect.
It says it's connected with full signal. However pages will not load.
Under network setting it says airport has a self assigned IP. I trouble shooted it the best I could. I ended up connecting it to ethernet (which works) and copied the ip address, subnet mask, and router number and entered it manually into the airport advanced settings under the tab "TCP/IP"
The airport now says connected like it normally does. It also says "airport is connected to home and has the ip address xxxxxxxx"
Pages will still not load like before. It's still isn't working and I don't know what else to do.

Before you state the obvious, yes I restarted the router, modem, and my computer.

If anyone can help, thanks
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:20 PM   #2
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:46 PM   #4
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From the link...

"I had this happen to me twice and the solution for me was to delete the wifi network and keychain password.
The first time i fixed it by restoring from Time Machine which took a long time. I also tried the renew DHCP, delete com.alf.plist etc to no avail. The second time I found a better solution from someone on this forum:
Go to Network Settings
Turn Airport Off
Click Advanced tab
Select my wifi network and hit minus sign to delete
Click Okay
Click apply
Go to Keychain access in Applications/Utilities
Find your network name in the list and delete that password login
Then go back to Network settings and turn airport back on
Click Advanced
Click plus sign then Show Networks
Choose your network and re-enter your password
Click Okay
Click Apply
Then airport should work again, this is what fixed it for me.
All the best"
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
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Did that. Didn't work for me.
Thanks though :/
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:27 PM   #6
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Try another wireless network. There is a chance it is your router.
You can also try;
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Note: Portable computers that have a battery you should not remove on your own include MacBook Pro (Early 2009) and later, all models of MacBook Air, and MacBook (Late 2009).

Shut down the computer.
Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
Press the power button to turn on the computer.
Note: The LED on the MagSafe power adapter may change states or temporarily turn off when you reset the SMC.
Ideally though, you need to upgrade to Mountain Lion. At $30 for the upgrade from Apple, it's too cheap not to.
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"another suggestion from the link...

I've had the same issue and tried all of the described methods to no avail. Then I've found mentions of firewall blocking airport from obtaining ip address from dhcp server here and here and it was it. Basically what I did was:
turn firewall off (allow all connections);
turn airport off;
turn airport on - see how ip address is properly get;
turn firewall on.
Hope it helps."
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