Changing the router static IP address in Network (in System Preferences)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SheerGold, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. SheerGold macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2006
    The default static IP address in Network (in System Preferences) is

    Anyone know how to set that to a different static IP address?

    I'm using OS 10.4.11
  2. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 9, 2007
    well for starters if im not mistaken MOST networks defult IP is And that wuld be the routers IP addres. DON'T make a computer IP address that, it will never work.

    So what you want is to set a static IP up with your Mac?

    System preferences --> Network --> Advanced network (idk im on leopard but im sure it'l be similar in tiger)

    click the TCP/IP tab,
    next to configure IPV4 choose "Manual under the drop down list"

    Now there should be empty text boxes it should look something like this:


    Keep in mind things may be slightly different in tiger.

    NEXT (the step that used to make this not work for me)

    go to the DNS tab
    and manually enter your DNS servers, you may need to contact your ISP for these.

    if im not mistaken there is no DNS tab in tiger though, and instead there is just another text box in the screenshot I showed you, simply just put your DNS addresses there.
  3. eluk macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2006
    East London, UK
    Which address are you trying to set? The router or the Mac?

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