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Thread: Issue with iMac and iPad 2 (fighting over IP Address)

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    Sep 11, 2012
    Issue with iMac and iPad 2 (fighting over IP Address)
    Hello fellow Mac users,

    I am a newbie to this forum and was hoping someone can shed some light on my issue that has been lingering for about two weeks now.


    iMac (mid 2011) MAC OS X Lion 10.7.3
    iPad 2
    Motorolla SB5101U SURFboard Modem
    D-Link Router WBR-2310


    A few weeks ago, my iMac pretty much started the "Self-Assigned" IP Address issue out of the blue. I took my Mac to the Apple Store and of course the wifi connected flawlessly to the stores router with no issues; yet the problem persists with my home router.

    I've completely a bunch of steps for a possible solution with the information that I found over the internet to no avail. I have:

    • Hard reset my D-link router and re-configuring it using a WPA2 security.
    • Restarted my modem/router hundreds of times.
    • Renewed IP Address
    • Did the Terminal procedure.
    • Tried to find the plist file that Apple Support mentions but its not there.

    Temporary Solution:

    So today I used the iPad2's IP Address since that and the ps3, and TV were able to pickup the wifi with zero issues. I manually entered the IP Address, DNS, Router, Domain, etc. and it worked finally. BUT now my Ipad2 will not link up to the internet and after a recent update, it is stuck in some reboot mode.

    Can someone please help me sort this issue out?


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    Member Since
    Sep 11, 2012
    Looks like I figured something out. I basically reset my router again and then allowed my Ipad2 to use the automatic IP Address it was being assigned. I then went into my iMac settings and gave it a random IP Address by adding a few numbers.

    Everything seems to be working now

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