No IP assignment using WPA
October 1, 2006 7:01 PM   Subscribe

Why can't my new macbook get an IP address from my D-Link router when WPA is enabled?

Just got home with a new macbook, and tried to connect wirelessly to the same network my Windows XP tablet has no problems with. I use a D-Link DI-624 router. The macbook can see the network, and I get the prompt for the WPA password just like expected. But after connection, I can't access the net or the router ( The macbook tells me airport is connected with a self-assigned IP address and cannot connect to the internet. The self-assigned IP address started with a 64, but I can't recall the exact one now. It should start with 192, of course.

I turned off my wireless security, and the macbook gets an IP just fine and connects to the internet as well.

If you have any thoughts, please let me know. I can't leave the network unsecured indefinitely. Thanks in advance.
posted by chudmonkey to Technology (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Stay connected for a couple of minutes. It'll correct itself. My Netgear and D-Link routers do the same thing to me on occasion.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 7:03 PM on October 1, 2006

I had a similar problem. I had the WEP password, but didn't know which access point to connect to. I found that when I connected to one of the wrong ones (and so had the wrong password), they would not tell me that I had the wrong password, but simply not provide me with an IP, leaving me confused. Irritating design.

Also, while I was troubleshooting I remember reading that macintoshes require a $ at the beginning of a hex password (i.e. one with 0-9 and A-F). I'm not sure if the same applies to WPA. Perhaps these two tips together form the answer to your question.
posted by alexei at 7:37 PM on October 1, 2006

Response by poster: odinsdream: I actually tried your suggestion very early-on in my troubleshooting. I could access the router at that point, but still no 'net access. Time to focus on the router, I guess.
posted by chudmonkey at 10:18 AM on October 2, 2006

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