Help Connecting to WiFi IP

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by YoMikeyA, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2013
    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).
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    System Preferences > Network > Advanced > TCP/IP > select Renew DHCP Lease.

    That should reset it for you.
  3. macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Usually turning wifi off, wait a bit, and turn back off would get you a new IP.

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