I am at a friend's house and cannot connect to his router. I have found a lot of suggestions on how to fix this but have been unsuccessful so far. I have tried manually assigning an IP to my computer ... the Airport now shows as connected but I cannot hit 192.168.1.1 or anything on the internet from my computer.
When I try to connect to the router normally, my Mac gets a slef-assigned IP that appears to be totally random. Then I added a manually assigned IP of 192.168.1.198 to my Mac, but it makes no difference. When I look at the router's admin area, all the connected devices have IPs in the range 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.199
When I plug directly into the router, I get an IP of 192.168.1.104
Any ideas would be very much appreciated.
This problem has now happened on multiple networks and I have no answer. It is a real problem for me and appears to be a Mac issue, not a router issue.
I also discovered that while I cannot access the web, I can connect to Skype???