Posted on 2005-04-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
hi all

A friend has given me a mac pc something os 9

iam having trouble geting on the internet when i look in the tcp/ip configuation it is set to dhcp that seems to be ok, i think the problem is with the nic there is no light on my router
to confirm a connection. when i look in the system configuration  under tcp/ip it says nic
is not connected if that is the problem where do i connect the nic so its active iam also thinking it could be a driver problem if so any links if it is the nic is it possible to change it
knowlege of mac pc' is very limited

Thanks davy
Question by:davy999
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    Accepted Solution

    Your description is somewhat confusing, but let's start from the basics:

    1) You have a NIC card hooked to the router in your Mac?  Or are you using the built-in ethernet connection?  (I think I know, but don't want to overlook the obvious...)
    2) How is the cable?  Can you verify that it is good? That is, can you hook it to a functioning PC and have it work?
    3) What model Mac do you have, and what is the OS level?

    Software (this is high-level, and then we can drill down):
    1) Was the software re-installed before it came to you?

    Let's start with that.
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    Hi bob

    The cable works ok
    yes iam using a built in ethernet connection
    the mac is mac 0s9
    there is a built in modem and that has worked before

    is there a way i can come into the dos prompt so i can test the netcard thats if there is
     a dos or somthing like that ??
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    Thank you, davy999, for the points.

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