- Setting-Up a Wireless Mac to Obtain an IP Address Automatically
Configuring a wireless Mac to get an IP address automatically will enable it to get an IP address from a DHCP server. Instead of manually entering the IP settings which will take time, performing this procedure will ensure that the Mac will get the correct TCP/IP settings.
Configuring a wireless Mac to get an IP address automatically is useful when:
Connecting a wireless Mac to a network with a DHCP server.
Ensuring that the wireless Mac is getting the correct TCP/IP settings.
To configure a wireless Mac to get an IP address automatically, you have to check the TCP/IP properties of the AirPort Adapter installed on the Mac. For instructions, please follow the steps below.
Checking If the Mac is Set to DHCP
Click the Apple menu then select System Preferences.
NOTE: You may use other options to access System Preferences.
When the System Preferences screen appears, click Network.
When the Network screen appears, look for Show and make sure AirPort is selected.
Click TCP/IP and look for Configure IPv4 and make sure Using DHCP is selected.
Click . You’re now done configuring the wireless Mac to obtain an IP address automatically.
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