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I am very new to OSX. I will use my MBP at work and home. I would like to be easily able to switch my ip when changing location.

Thus far I have dabbled with the automator, hoping to do something like this:


If IP = root# changeip
else root# changeip

The reason for this is that my IP from home will not allow me access at work and vice versa. I have friends and family who drop in now and then, multiple wireless devices set up for the home IP range. Changing all of that to accommodate one new device (the Macbook) would make me reconsider my foray into OSX. I'd rather have the MBP adapt to me than I to it.

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The first question- Why? – qweet Mar 29 '12 at 13:21
Why no DHCP? . . – Svish Mar 29 '12 at 14:10
more questions and still no answer? – callisto Mar 30 '12 at 5:42

I would suggest reading the "using network locations in Mac OS X" knowledge base entry on Apple's website.

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thank you, I had a look. – callisto Mar 30 '12 at 7:27

I'd recommend using Sidekick. It's a bit pricey at $29 but when I played around with the demo it seemed to work pretty well. It changes your settings based on your location, determined through Wifi.

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