Assigning a Static IP for MAC OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by insultcomicdog, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. insultcomicdog macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2007
    Whenever I use my MBP we have to reset our router from time to time....

    I'm pretty sure its the MBP that's causing the problem, b/c after not using it for the last two weeks, there hasn't been a problem with the router...

    I was wondering if there is an IP conflict issue...

    I have 3 computers, 2 PCs one wired the other wireless, and my MBP....

    I know for my PC I was able to to assign a fixed IP address. This helped with port forwarding and P2P software. I find with my MAC the IP address changes every once and a while, and I have to change the ports for port forwarding.

    So my questions are how to I assign a fixed IP for my MBP? Could assigning a fixed IP to my MBP resolve my router issues?
  2. eddietr macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2006
    I'm not sure if this will really help your router issue, but if you want to assign a static IP to your MBP:

    Go to system preferences
    Select network

    Under "Show:" select your ethernet port (or airport if you're using that to connect to your router)

    Then on the TCP/IP tab, next to "Configure IPv4" you can select manual instead of DHCP and assign your IP address, etc., manually.
  3. theLimit macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2007
    up tha holler, acrost tha crick
    Under System Preferences -> Network, choose to Show: AirPort and click the TCP/IP tab. You can choose DHCP with manual address and then type in the address you want to use.

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