May 8, 2012 11:17 AM Subscribe
More PowerBook frustration...last week I had this
issue with my Powerbook's battery. As of yesterday, I now cannot get any connection to the internet via wireless, even though I am connected via airport.
posted by spicynuts to Technology (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So yeah last week the battery was the problem. I've been using it plugged in with no problems up until Sunday morning. I was on vacation in Florida where I was renting a house that had wifi. I signed in to the house's wifi, confirmed I was connected and then fired up Firefox, at which point I got a 'cannot find the server' message. Every browser and site I tried I got the same error. I then skipped wifi and plugged in directly using the network cable. Everything worked fine. So I chalked it up to the house's wifi.
Well, I get home last night, fire up the laptop....same problem! In this case I know for a fact the wireless is working because my phone was connected to the network and I was accessing the web using it. Laptop displays full 4 bars of wifi connection, it tells me it's connected to the airport at the correct IP, and that the connection is good. I just can't get a web page to load.
I have zero idea how to debug this.