Changing my Macbook's IP address...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AlPastor, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. AlPastor macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2014
    I have recently started playing Grand Theft Auto San Andreas on the Windows side of my Macbook. There is an online server mod known as SAMP and I was recently banned from a server. My "public IP" was banned. My question is how can I change my IP address on my Macbook in order to continue playing on the server lol.

    I have tried to unplug my modem and router for well over 10 minutes to see if it will assign me a new IP address once I reconnected it, however, this didn't work. I've also hosted Minecraft servers before so I assume I have a static IP. On the Windows side of Macbook (via BootCamp) I used a /cmd to see if DHCP was enabled and it said "No." So, although I don't know much about computers I'd said I have a static IP. However, I'm using the Apple Airport Extreme, and when I access the AirPort Utility settings under the Internet tab it says "connect using DHCP" if I switch this to "Static" and type in a different IP will this change the IP so I can relog onto that server?
  2. charlyham macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2012
    If you go to, it will show you your current WAN or Public IP address. In that same box there is a section called Advanced and that will tell you if you have a static or dynamic IP address. This address can only be changed by your internet provider and they will charge you to do that.
  3. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    While you probably don't have a fixed IP address the lease time is probably long enough to make it impractical to get a different address. You would have to leave your modem off until the lease expires then hope you get a different address.

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