How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Jeff Micono Your Own Question

Jeff Micono
Jeff Micono, VMware Certified Professional
Category: Mac
Satisfied Customers: 199
Experience:  20+ years with PCs, Macs, Linux
Type Your Mac Question Here...
Jeff Micono is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I am trying to set my mac (it is about 3 years old) to run

Resolved Question:

I am trying to set my mac (it is about 3 years old) to run on the internet at home. It is picking up the wireless network, but I don't know how to get it to read off the network cable, which I know is working because my PC notebeek is getting it fine.

Any ideas?

Perth Western Australia
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Jeff Micono replied 6 years ago.

1) Turn off the airport on the Mac by clicking on the icon at the top of screen and selecting [Turn Airport off].
2) Connect the network cable to the Mac
3) Run the [System Preferences] and select [Network]
4) Look for Ethernet in the list and select it.
5) If you have a static IP for your Mac, then make sure [Manually] is selected in the Configure drop down and set all fields appropriately. If your router has a DHCP server (many of them do), then make sure [Using DHCP] is selected.
6) Click [Apply] to apply the changes.

Jeff Micono and 2 other Mac Specialists are ready to help you