Separate IP for Separate user.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Phydeaux, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Phydeaux macrumors newbie

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    Ok, what I'm doing is a little crazy, but I'm doing it partly just for the fun of making it work. I'm trying to make my Intel so my PPC user can connect to my user via screen sharing and play an Intel based game online with me. I have the screen sharing working and everything, but apparently the LAN doesn't work because we have the same IP.

    So, my question is: Is there a way to make my other user have a different IP than my main user? I'm thinking maybe some mac address emulator may work, but I thought I'd see if anyone here knew an easier way before I got too complicated. Thanks for any help! :)
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    What?

    If you share the same line to connect to the internet you will have the same IP, as your router and modem connect you to the internet.

    You or your friend could try using a proxy server if the game is web based.

    A list of proxy servers can be found via some search engine.
     
  3. Phydeaux thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty sure what I'm trying to do is practically impossible and a proxy doesn't work. The only reason I thought it might work is because you can bridge a connection from VMware or Vbox and have a different IP. I doubt there is anything like that which would work on the same operating system though, so I am just going to forget it.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    The same machine can have two different IPs, if it connects via two different connection types. Ethernet is one type, W-LAN is another.

    But on the internet you will have one IP, as the router routes all traffic coming from the internet to its clients, and also routes all traffic coming from the clients to the internet, all while using one IP.


    But in the end I still not understand, if you want to use one or two Macs and if it concerns the internet, maybe even the same connection (thus the same public IP) or whatever.

    You could be more precise in what you actually want.

    1. Two Macs (different CPU architecture, which shouldn't matter) connecting to the internet via the same router and modem and using some web based online game.

    2. Two Macs (different CPU architecture, which shouldn't matter) connecting to the internet via the same router and modem and using the same game title to play online sessions with other people.

    3. One Mac, having two IPs (why ever), connecting to online web content.

    4.....

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