Release IP address on Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by maschinetheist, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. maschinetheist macrumors newbie


    May 4, 2009

    Is there a way to completely release an IP address on Snow Leopard and get a completely different one? In Apple kb, it says to click on Network Port Configurations but those are unavailable on OS X 10.6.

    Any insight?


  2. SPUY767 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2003
    Depends on your internet. DHCP is going to pull the first available IP address from whatever DHCP server it'c connected to. If you're connected to a Local Wireless or Wired Router, and you release that IP address, as soon as you try to get another one You might very well get the same one if it's released back in to the IP pool of the server. Now if you're plugged directly into a cable modem or something like that, Internet providers usually assign IP addresses based on the MAC of the device connected, so without MAC spoofing, there would be no way to pull a different IP.

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