Static IP and WiFi

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by wesg, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. wesg macrumors regular

    wesg

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    Toronto, ON
    #1
    My original question was how to get a static IP with an Airport Extreme router. After browsing the vault that is MR forums, I've found that answer, but that brought up another question for me.

    I set up the static IP by using System Preferences on my MacBook. Naturally it works fine when on my home network, but what happens when I travel? If the remote router doesn't distribute the IP address I've selected, will the MB search out a replacement?
     
  2. CWallace macrumors 601

    CWallace

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    Seattle, WA
    #2
    I'm thinking you will need to enable DHCP to get an IP address.
     
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    #3
    You can always set up 2 locations on your macbook (at the top of the network settings page)

    home with the static IP
    and
    away with DHCP
     
  4. msprouls macrumors member

    msprouls

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    Not sure about the Airport Extreme but most routers allow for a reserved IP address from the DHCP pool. This will cause the router to assign the same IP based on your MAC address. I have used this on many routers.
     

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