MacBook Pro 2011 says that it’s connected to network but still has self assigned up address 169.xx
Hello, so I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro. Internet with att has always been a bit spotty, I.e where my sisters MacBook (2015) stays connected, mine would drop from time to time but it didn’t happen often enough to be a problem. Another problem it had was that whenever I opened it, the laptop would buffer for a while searching for the internet but it would eventually find it after like 2-3mins. Again, wasn’t long enough for it to impede my experience.
Well, one day my MacBook just decided to stop connecting to the internet.
Now, when I open my laptop it would do the same buffering thing except rather than 2-3 mins it would be about 5-6 and then it would settle on “self assigned IP address” with exclamation point on the WiFi logo. If I wait long enough it eventually will find my network and the exclamation point disappears BUT the tcp/ip address is still the self assigned ip one 169.xx
Its annoying because it works sometimes. Never upon when I open it but if I leave it alone for a bit? Then it sometimes is able to connect but it’s unpredictable when it will.
catch is that, my computer is the only one that is having this problem. My phone, and roommates phones and computers (3 iPhones, 2 PCs, 1 2018 MacBook Air) all connect fine. Leading me to believe that my MacBook is the problem.
But, my MacBook connects fine to my personal hotspot or any other WiFi at school or coffee shops. Only my home att connection seems to cause this issue. So maybe it’s a compatibility thing with newer WiFi and old MacBooks ? Idk
ive tried renewing the dhcp license, restarting my laptop, deleting the WiFi option from the left hand menu on my network and re-adding, deleting my network name and reconnecting, deleting some files from this one network folder, manually putting in the router, ip addresses and nothing. Still Self-assigned ip address but saying that it’s connected to the network.