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Hi,

I'm file sharing from my Macbook to my PC, using a FTP program installed on my PC, using my wireless home network (Netgear router).

Everything is fine, and I can transfer files, and access all the folders etc.. But everyday the IP address of my macbook changes, and I have to constantly change that in my FTP program..

Not a huge problem, but certainly a pain in the butt to be constantly having to look up the new IP etc..

So is there a way to give the macbook a permanant IP address?

thanks in advance

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sure, give it a static dhcp address on your dhcp server...

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Go into the Ethernet properties under System Preferences > Network. Choose "Manually" from the drop down box and give yourself a manual IP address. Make sure the IP you enter is in the same subnet the router hands out, but not in the same range the router uses for DHCP. Now it will not change.
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Go into the Ethernet properties under System Preferences > Network. Choose "Manually" from the drop down box and give yourself a manual IP address. Make sure the IP you enter is in the same subnet the router hands out, but not in the same range the router uses for DHCP. Now it will not change.
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thanks for the quick replies..

so.. just to get this straight..

looking at the attached devices in my router settings, all my networked computers all have 192.167.1.X as the common numbers in their IP.

So is it just a case of making a number up?
For instance I could give it the number 192.167.1.99

What about the other fields on my Macbook Ethernet setings: Subnet Mask / Router / DNS Server / Search domains - Do I need to find this information as well?
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Yes, you do... this becomes more complex. just set an Address Reservation under LAN setup. This will give that MAC address the same IP ALWAYS. Then you don't need to give it any more information, making things much simpler.

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