Need help changing my ip address

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by The Rascal, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. The Rascal macrumors newbie

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    hello every one, i'm brand new to this forum so forgive me if i'm in the wrong place for this. ok so here's my problem... i'm trying to download something from rapidshare but this "Your IP address is already downloading a file. Please wait until the download is completed." keeps popping up. but i'm not downloading anything. i've tried restarting, shutting down & unplugging my cable modem but nothing seems to work. does any one here know of another way to fix the problem???
     
  2. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have a static IP address?
     
  3. macbookprofreak macrumors newbie

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    problems with rapidshare

    i'm trying to download something from rapidshare but this "Your IP address is already downloading a file. Please wait until the download is completed." keeps popping up. but i'm not downloading anything. i've tried restarting, shutting down & unplugging my cable modem but nothing seems to work. does any one here know of another way to fix the problem??? sorry i paste your thread is there now somthing to fix the problem ??? :apple:
     
  4. Laserlb macrumors newbie

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    Rapidshare error

    I am having the same problem as the other two who asked for help.

    Please, coud someone help out - I am so frustrated as this has never been a problem before.

    THanks :)
     
  5. bigandy macrumors G3

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    Rapidshare logs the IPs downloading stuff without a premium account. It's likely because either someone in your household is (or has) been downloading things, or that your ISP provided IP has recently changed. You can often release and renew your IP through your DSL router's control panel.

    ...but I'd suggest just getting a premium account. It improves things vastly, and it's cheap. ;)
     
  6. mehna macrumors newbie

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    Request a new IP address from your ISP server

    1. Click Start
    2. Click run
    3. In the run box type cmd.exe and click OK
    4. When the command prompt opens type the following. ENTER after each new line.
    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew
    exit

    5. Erase your cookies in whatever browser you are using.
    6. Try the rapidshare download again.

    Frequently you will be assigned a new IP address when this happens. Sometime you will, sometimes you will not. If you are on a fixed IP address, this method will not work. To be honest, I do not know how to do this in linux/unix/etc. If this works for you, you may want to save the above commands into a batch file, and just run it when you need it.:cool:
     
  7. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Do you have roommates? They are probably downloading something.
     
  8. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

    RandomKamikaze

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    Not only are you posting Windows instructions on a Mac forum, but that wont get a new IP from your ISP, simply on your local computer :rolleyes:
     
  9. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    If you're in University accommodation or on a school network, that tends to bring up this issue. Basically from what I gather the school sends out one IP. So if one person is downloading, nobody else can (from rapidshare).
     

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