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Trying to Connect Mac G5 to network - not able to connect

I just purchased a Netgear gs108 (non managed switch). I have a macbook pro 2013 connected to internet, and a PC is on the network, including an ubiquiti wireless router.

My Mac G5 is a single processor 1.8ghz and it is connected to the Netgear switch via ethernet cable.

The settings are all in manual mode at the moment as the DHCP would not let me connect. It said I have a 'self'assigned IP and that it may not connect although the light is green on the connection tab.

Can't figure this out. Anyone?

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In reply to: Trying to Connect Mac G5 to network - not able to connect

Hi, tell me do you have IP set in DHCP. If you want to connect via DHCP you have to set "automatic/hdcp" because the gateway may be different from this DHCP than the one on the card. Happy

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Yes. At the moment automatic DHCP.

I think there may be a conflict somewhere however.

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Ok...what about DHCP server. Is it enabled on your router? Did you check the connection on the other device ? Maybe it's damaged or something ?

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By damaged I mean your MAC Happy

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I am on another forum and they recommended bypassing the switch. So here is the scoop.

franciskoerber Dec 20, 2017 at 11:25 AM
OK... sorry... was out of town yesterday and didn't have chance to test things.


I am running 10.5.8 on the Mac G5.

The POE box in the illustration above is to power the ubiquiti only.


I brought the ubiquite router back to the G5 (out of the stiarway) and connected the Mac directly to the ubiquiti router and it works just fine. I am online now. But I want to keep the router in the stairway for better coverage throughout the house, and that is why I purchased the Netgear.

Therefore, it is DEFINITELY the G5 going through the netgear that is causing the problem.

I will have to buy an adapter to try connecting the macbook pro to the switch and see if that works.

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