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    Loss of IP

    Hi guys

    For some reason, over night, a iMac G5 lost its connection to our Xserve and self assigned itself an IP address to a 169.etc address, therefore students couldn't sign into their work areas. The G5 is about 4 years old.

    I've tried setting both a manual IP and a Manual IP with DHCP. Both shown to be unsuccessful in the directory utility showing it still hasn't connected to the Xserve after a reboot.

    Am I right in thinking that the NIC has died inside the Mac? Is there a hardware diagnostic tool on a Mac that can check it?

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    Silly question- have you checked that it isn't the cable? Swap it out and see. Then use this and see if it helps any:

    https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wik...ing_-_Mac_OS_X

    Means I don't have to type all that out!

    Paul

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    i tried pretty much all of those and i did try swapping over the cable.

    I also tried re-patching it to another port in the switch which worked for a while,died again, but is now working again

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