Changing IP address on a MAC? - TennisForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2007, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 493
                     
Changing IP address on a MAC?

Hey guys,

Does anyone know how to obtain a new IP address for a Mac?

Thanks.
nflatte is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2007, 03:13 AM
Senior Member
 
Sally Struthers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: UnattractiveOn the inside
Posts: 10,986
                     
Re: Changing IP address on a MAC?

try unplugging your modem for a few minutes if you're on cable

Blowing out someone else's candle does not make yours shine brighter.
Sally Struthers is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2007, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 493
                     
Re: Changing IP address on a MAC?

Really? That would do the trick?

I thought there was a methodical process...
nflatte is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2007, 03:21 AM
Senior Member
 
Sally Struthers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: UnattractiveOn the inside
Posts: 10,986
                     
Re: Changing IP address on a MAC?

it should work... you might need to leave it off for 15 min or so

Blowing out someone else's candle does not make yours shine brighter.
Sally Struthers is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2007, 03:21 AM
Senior Member
 
Sally Struthers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: UnattractiveOn the inside
Posts: 10,986
                     
Re: Changing IP address on a MAC?

if that doens't do it, google how to release an IP for mac OS

Blowing out someone else's candle does not make yours shine brighter.
Sally Struthers is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2007, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 493
                     
Re: Changing IP address on a MAC?

So are you saying that everytime my internet cable wire is disconnected from my computer, the IP address always changes when I connect it again?
nflatte is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2007, 03:25 AM
Senior Member
 
Sally Struthers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: UnattractiveOn the inside
Posts: 10,986
                     
Re: Changing IP address on a MAC?

it depends how long it's been disconnected.

Blowing out someone else's candle does not make yours shine brighter.
Sally Struthers is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2007, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 493
                     
Re: Changing IP address on a MAC?

Well whenever you shut a computer off after you have used it... I mean that happens like practically every now and then.
nflatte is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2007, 07:14 AM
Senior Member
 
Sally Struthers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: UnattractiveOn the inside
Posts: 10,986
                     
Re: Changing IP address on a MAC?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nflatte View Post
Well whenever you shut a computer off after you have used it... I mean that happens like practically every now and then.
well generally, the modem is left on so only if you unplug or power down the cable modem

Blowing out someone else's candle does not make yours shine brighter.
Sally Struthers is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2007, 11:26 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,597
                     
Re: Changing IP address on a MAC?

You should try what Sally suggests. It may take as little as 30 seconds of being offline for you to be given a new IP address when you reconnect.

This will tell you what your IP address is so you can test if it works and how long it takes:

http://www.whatismyipaddress.com/

Some people have static IP addresses which don't change. Others have dynamic IP addresses which change every time they connect.
wipeout is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome