Static IP and WiFi

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

  1. wesg macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    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 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I'm thinking you will need to enable DHCP to get an IP address.
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    You can always set up 2 locations on your macbook (at the top of the network settings page)

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


    Feb 5, 2007
    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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