Need a static IP from my motorola ngv510 to run Smoke on Mac
January 24, 2012 12:05 AM   Subscribe

I need to setup a internal static IP for my computer at home where I'm running Autodesk Smoke on Mac. We currently have terrible wireless by AT&T running from a motorola ngv510 DSL modem/router. Please help? I tried "just figuring it out" and managed to kill the house's internet for over an hour tonight. Anyone have any experience with this?
posted by matt_od to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
This link suggests that you don't need to set a static IP address, but can change a config file on the mac and restart instead.

Which is good, because static addresses are a headache.
posted by mhoye at 2:27 AM on January 24, 2012

To be specific, he's talking about this:

1. Type the following command:
sudo nano /usr/discreet/sw/cfg/sw_framestore_map
2. Enter your password.
3. The file opens in a basic text editor.
4. Use the arrow keys to go to the HADDR parameter and change the value to localhost.
5. Press Control-O to save the file, and then press Y to confirm.
6. Press Control-X to exit the text editor.
7. Reboot your Mac.

That basically tells the program to look on the local computer instead of somewhere on the network for that resource.
posted by empath at 5:44 AM on January 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

This parameter is already set to local host on my machine.
posted by matt_od at 11:18 PM on January 24, 2012

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