Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced

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GrinWithoutaKat
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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by GrinWithoutaKat » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:46 am

My iMac won't connect to ethernet. It says it has a self-assigning IP and this is the reason why. Looking it up, it seems quite a common issue, although I've not experienced it before. I didn't change anything, the machine is just a plex server at this point, and I even used time machine to set the whole OS back a week, but it still didn't fix it, which makes me wonder if it's a hardware issue. There's loads of suggested fixes online such as as deleting some files from the preferences folder, or even deleting the connection and re-adding, but none of these have worked. Might try a full wipe of the system next.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by massimo » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:31 am

GrinWithoutaKat wrote:My iMac won't connect to ethernet. It says it has a self-assigning IP and this is the reason why. Looking it up, it seems quite a common issue, although I've not experienced it before. I didn't change anything, the machine is just a plex server at this point, and I even used time machine to set the whole OS back a week, but it still didn't fix it, which makes me wonder if it's a hardware issue. There's loads of suggested fixes online such as as deleting some files from the preferences folder, or even deleting the connection and re-adding, but none of these have worked. Might try a full wipe of the system next.

Hi, assuming you've checked the ethernet connection itself is working, and have done a restart, try creating a new Network Location.

Go to System Preferences > Network.
You'll see a drop down box for Location, and yours is likely to be Automatic. Click edit in there and create a new one, call it whatever you like. Click Apply and then see what that does.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | AirPods Pros Announced
by GrinWithoutaKat » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:55 pm

massimo wrote:
GrinWithoutaKat wrote:My iMac won't connect to ethernet. It says it has a self-assigning IP and this is the reason why. Looking it up, it seems quite a common issue, although I've not experienced it before. I didn't change anything, the machine is just a plex server at this point, and I even used time machine to set the whole OS back a week, but it still didn't fix it, which makes me wonder if it's a hardware issue. There's loads of suggested fixes online such as as deleting some files from the preferences folder, or even deleting the connection and re-adding, but none of these have worked. Might try a full wipe of the system next.

Hi, assuming you've checked the ethernet connection itself is working, and have done a restart, try creating a new Network Location.

Go to System Preferences > Network.
You'll see a drop down box for Location, and yours is likely to be Automatic. Click edit in there and create a new one, call it whatever you like. Click Apply and then see what that does.


Turned out to not be an issue with the Mac at all :fp:

I tried my work computer and it was the same. Seems my powerline adapters had become unpaired.

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