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bingefeller

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I hope this makes sense - sometimes my local host or local IP address changes between 192.168.1.12 - 192.168.1.16 etc.

Every time this changes it messes with my port forwarding settings. Is there any way I can keep the same IP address locally?
 

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Every time this changes it messes with my port forwarding settings. Is there any way I can keep the same IP address locally?
It's done with a setting in the router.
Exactly what make and model of router are you using?

You may also need to change a few settings in the Network pane of System Preferences.
Which OS version are you using?


If your computer is portable, or can join different networks, I recommend creating a Location in the Network pane that has a static IP address. Use this Location when you're at home. Use the DHCP-based Location configuration when you're not at home.

I named my static-IP location "Home with static IP". For testing and debugging, I have another one named "Home with DHCP".
 
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It's done with a setting in the router.
Exactly what make and model of router are you using?

You may also need to change a few settings in the Network pane of System Preferences.
Which OS version are you using?


If your computer is portable, or can join different networks, I recommend creating a Location in the Network pane that has a static IP address. Use this Location when you're at home. Use the DHCP-based Location configuration when you're not at home.

I named my static-IP location "Home with static IP". For testing and debugging, I have another one named "Home with DHCP".

Sorry I didnt give out those details in the first post.

OK I am using 10.10.5 and my modem / router is a Draytek Vigor 2750n. I connect via wifi all the time.

Would these details change any of your help given?

Many thanks.
 
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Hello,

you can download the pdf manual here : http://www.manualslib.com/download/40821/Draytek-Vigor-Vigor2750.html

See LAN (Local Area Network) settings starting from page 44.

You need to "bind IP to MAC" = reserve an IP address to your computer (MAC = MAC address, not Mac-intosh).

See the manual pages 54 to 56.

How to do here : http://just.draytek.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=5486&Itemid=293&lang=en

The other solution is to create a new "location" on the Mac in System preferences / Network, with a static IP address, as explained by chown33.
 
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bingefeller

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Hello,

you can download the pdf manual here : http://www.manualslib.com/download/40821/Draytek-Vigor-Vigor2750.html

See LAN (Local Area Network) settings starting from page 44.

You need to "bind IP to MAC" = reserve an IP address to your computer (MAC = MAC address, not Mac-intosh).

See the manual pages 54 to 56.

How to do here : http://just.draytek.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=5486&Itemid=293&lang=en

The other solution is to create a new "location" on the Mac in System preferences / Network, with a static IP address, as explained by chown33.

Thanks Bruno09!

Thanks everyone.
 
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