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YoMikeyA
Feb 6, 2013, 08:26 AM
So I've been using the free public WiFi to connect my laptop at work for about 6 months (we can't hook them up here). Today I get a message that another computer is using my IP. I know how I would go about resetting my router if I had control of it and all that, but how do I deal with this when I have no access to the the router or access point?

Thanks in advance. I'm using a Macbook Pro on the latest updated OS.

(I'm a brand new Mac user, FYI; just converted from PC).



mwhities
Feb 6, 2013, 03:56 PM
System Preferences > Network > Advanced > TCP/IP > select Renew DHCP Lease.

That should reset it for you.

Consultant
Feb 6, 2013, 04:15 PM
Usually turning wifi off, wait a bit, and turn back off would get you a new IP.