Manual Assign Ip Address Mac

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After setting up a DHCP server on a Raspberry Pi running Linux I get working leases for my clients. However, these are not static. It can happen that my smartphone gets a new IP address the next it connects: instead of For some clients I want to make sure they always use the same IP. This can achieved with ISC DHCP Server by registering a static lease for a specific MAC.

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I’ll use my soundbar for the rest of this blog as an example. The MAC of the network card is bc:30:d9:2a:c9:50. I want to always assign the IP to the soundbar.

Find out client data

To find out the client data like MAC and current lease, check the DHCP server log. Or take a look at the back of the device or its settings to find out the MAC. For the DHCP server log on assigned leases:

The last line shows that the DHCP server assigned an IP to a client and shows also the MAC address.

Let’s make sure the MAC bc:30:d9:2a:c9:50 always gets the IP


This is the DHCP server configuration file. I already configured it for a subnet 192.168.0.x where the server is assigning leases for the IP addresses in the range of to

Inside the subnet configuration, I have to add a configuration for the soundbar for IP

Manual Assign Ip Address Mac

The complete dhcpd.conf file will look like this:

Activate configuration

To activate the new configuration, make either DHCPD load the new configuration from file, or restart the service.

Check the status of the service.


The assigned leases can be found in the dhcpd.leases file. All leases assigned are listed here, including the mac address, IP address, start and end time of the lease. If all works out as planned, the soundbar will be in there with the static IP.

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When your Mac is connected to a private network in a home or office, it’s probably assigned what’s known as a dynamic IP address. (To check, see How to Find Your Mac’s IP Address.) That’s not a problem for the majority of users - most people don’t care whether their IP addresses changes or not. But dynamic IP addresses won’t work for certain tasks like port forwarding, dynamic DNS, or client-to-client file sharing on the local network. For those unique situations and others, only a static IP address will work.

Manually Assign Ip Address Mac

By setting a static IP address in OS X, you’ll create a permanent, private IP address for your Mac that won’t change from one day to the next. Other devices connected to the local network will be able to access your Mac, and if you set up port forwarding, certain services running on your Mac will be accessible to the outside world.

Here’s how to set a static IP address in OS X:

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  1. If you own a MacBook, you may want to create a new network location. This will allow you to use the static IP address for certain networks and not others. See How to Configure Network Locations in OS X for instructions.

  2. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.

  3. Select Network. The window shown below appears.

  4. From the sidebar, select an active network interface. In this example, I’m connected to a wireless network, so I’ll select Wi-Fi.

  5. Make a note of the current IP address assigned to your Mac. You’ll need to select a new IP address from within the private IP address range listed. More on that in a minute.

  6. Click Advanced.

  7. Select TCP/IP. The window shown below appears.

  8. From the Configure IPv4 menu, select Manually.

  9. Enter a static IP address in the IPv4 Address field. What number should you enter? One method is to take your current IP address and change the last part of the number. In this example, my current dynamically-assigned IP address was, so I picked I could have picked any address between and, as long as the address was not already assigned to another device.

  10. Click OK.

  11. Click Apply.

Congratulations! You have successfully set a static IP address for your Mac. Now the other devices on the private network can access your Mac by using the static IP address you assigned it. Just remember to switch network locations if you start using a different network - others may not take kindly to you using a static IP address on their network.

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