Ethernet has a self-assigned IP address and will not be able to connect…
No solution at the present. I’ve only had a mac ethernet port go bad once and since it was a desktop it was an easy fix. Simple PCI card. I would get a usb card for a mac laptop instead of replacing the logic board personally.
I once had a Firewire port seem to go bad and not connect the camera. I followed these instructions from Apple and it worked great afterwords. Seems crazy but its worth a try for this problem.
This could be a possible solution:
Steve Justis wrote:
Same issue here, after 10.6.4 and Safari 5 my ethernet port has stopped working, it cannot detect a cable being plugged in. I have tried the following:
I am going to call Apple or go to the genius bar next. I have tried the same cable on a macbook and it works fine.
It could also be a mistake on the part of the ISP like in this thread. This is rare occurrence however and I would suspect a hardware/software problem on the local lan.
Posted on March 1, 2010, in Apple Hardware and tagged Apple, ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Hardware, Internet Protocol, IP Address, IP camera, Macintosh, News, reset. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Ethernet has a self-assigned IP address and will not be able to connect….