Help Connecting to WiFi IP

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

  1. YoMikeyA 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. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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

    That should reset it for you.
  3. Consultant 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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