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Ethernet connection has self-assigned ip

Hi,

How do I solve the self assigned ip problem. I am using a Mac connected to a Super Hub 2.

It has started to lose connection to the internet and I now notice it says self assigned ip in the settings. I have rebooted everything and the connection is very good when it works but it then drops the connection. I have changed the cable and it's no better.

The wifi works on 2G and 5G but I would like to connect my Mac again using an ethernet cable as the router is jin another room.

Any ideas would be welcome

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Re: Ethernet connection has self-assigned ip

Hi Putters,

A quick google search brought up the following  internet-not-working-due-to-self-assigned-ip-address-on-mac/ 

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Re: Ethernet connection has self-assigned ip

It's not unknown for the Ethernet ports to fail on the SH2.

Do you have any other device with an Ethernet interface that you could try?

If you do then try it with the same cable and the with an alternative to rule out that.

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Thanks,

I'll have a go at that tomorrow.

I like the logical process of eliminating one thing at a time.

Nothing worse than an intermittent fault that seems a bit random.

Fingers crosssed.

 

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Re: Ethernet connection has self-assigned ip

Hi Thanks,

I have tried it with an alternative cable, another one so the 3rd, and it's working fine.

I hope this is the answer but time will tell if it lasts. I guess 'self assigned ip' just means the connection cannot be made or has been lost.

Many thanks for your help, I know enough to be dangerous with computers, I'm grateful for your help and assistance.

 

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