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Registered: ‎05-27-2009

Change IP on Mac OS X?

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How do I change my dynamic IP address on my Mac without using a proxy site?
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Re: Change IP on Mac OS X?

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If you mean the IP from Verizon, You can try rebooting the router.... or try to reset the router with a paperclip or pen in the reset hole on the back of the router for 15 seconds.... If neither of those break the lease, then you can contact tech support and have them break the lease for you... but even that will not garuntee that you get a different IP.
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The IP you get on your Mac is a private IP doled out to you from your Verizon Actiontec Router. When you mention Proxy, you seem to be talking about the *public* IP that your router gets from Verizon itself. I'm going to assume the former though.  I don't have the router admin pages memorized, but I'd expect you can hunt through those pages and look for a section that lets you edit the DHCP settings. You can dial the lease time way down and then clear the Computer from the DHCP table and then reconnect the Mac and see if you get a different IP. (revert the lease time to the original setting or something reasonable)

 

Sometimes you can luck out and just go to the Mac's system preferences and under Network -> Ethernet/Airport -> you can select 'renew DHCP lease' and you  may see the IP change right there and then.  But that would be unusual since the lease times should be long enough and your network not so complicated that the IP should remain the same basically.

 

Good luck.

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You can't change the external IP address given to you by Verizon's DHCP servers, they change sporadically. However, you can give your computer an internal static IP address that begins with 192.168.x.x by going to apple menu>system preferences>network>ethernet>advanced>TCP/IP/configureIPv4 and select manually. Fill in the fields and use a range from let's say 192.168.1.3 to 192.168.1.150. I think that's the range the Actiontec has to give out ip's.
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