Change IP Address on Mac

You can change your IP address on mac at any time through device settings. Changing your IP address can help a user a lot if he/she wants to avoid being attacked by other users who are targeting their IP address. You can also change your IP address if you want a new online identity from an IP standpoint.

You can change the IP address using three different ways.

Changing the IP address manually

  • Tap on an Apple logo on the top left side of your screen, and a menu will dropdown

How to Change IP Address on Mac

  • Click “System Preference” under the heading “About this Mac”

to Change IP Address on Mac click system preferences

  • Click “Network”
  • You’ll find a network list on the left side of the screen, then click on the network you’re using

to Change IP Address on Mac click network

  • In the network settings, press “Advanced” present at the bottom right corner of the window
  • Click the TCP/IP tab

How to limit access using Mac Managed accounts

  • Click the dropdown menu next to “ConfigureIPv4”, and select “Manually”
  • Else you can automatically generate a new IP address by clicking on “Renew DHCP Lease”
  • Enter the desired IP address into the field labelled “IPv4 Address”
  • Click OK, and then Apply

Changing the IP address using a Proxy Server

  • Click on the Apple logo on the top left of your screen. A menu will dropdown
  • Click “System Preferences”
  • Click “Network”
  • Tap on the specific network you’re using, shown on the left side of the screen
  • Click “Advanced”
  • Click the “Proxies” tab present at the top of the screen
  • Tap on “Select a protocol to configure”

Changing the IP address using a Proxy Server

  • Select “SOCKS Proxy” if you are not sure about the protocol you need to choose. Because this protocol is often used to route network packets between clients and servers through a proxy and is effective at boosting general security and hiding the client address of applications
  • HTTP and HTTPS are also commonly used Proxies, but they are less protected than SOCKS Proxy
  • Now, enter the IP address of the desired proxy server

Note: If you’re using a SOCKS Proxy, navigate to the SOCKS Proxy list at http://sockslist.net/ to select a type 4 or 5 IP address

  • Click OK and then click Apply

Changing your IP address by unplugging the Router/Modem

  • Sometimes the router and modem are plugged in the same unit so, you can release them together, but if the router and modem are separately plugged, you can unplug either to reset your IP address

Changing your IP address by unplugging the Router/Modem

  • Your Internet Service Provider will give you a new IP address each time your router or modem connects to their network
  • Plug the router back in, and wait for the router to reconnect to the internet
  • You can check the new IP address in the “Network” section of “System Preferences”

Note: If that didn’t work, unplug your modem again and wait before plugging it back in