Getting iMac to stay on 1 IP Address

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 08mxkfx, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. 08mxkfx macrumors regular


    Oct 4, 2007
    I have my iMac connected to my wifi router via an ethernet cable. But it keeps changing its ip address. It seems like it always goes for the lowest last nubmers. Like the IP Address is and sometimes it will be .104 or any random number. I use my iphone to connect to it sometimes and its a pain to have keep checking what it is. Is there any way i can make and keep it from changing?
  2. Cantunis macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2008
  3. wheels2040 macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2008
    Or you can have your router always assign the same IP address based on the MAC address of the device.
  4. UltraNEO* macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2007
    That's because your router is distributing available IP's to whatever device is connected, on some routers you can limit what's available.

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