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How to Change IP Address on macOS for Use With ETC Networks


If you are using ETCnomad or Mosaic Designer on macOS and there is not a DHCP server running on your network, you may need to manually set a static IP address for your computer in order to communicate with your lighting network. The steps below will walk you through this.


This process below was last updated with macOS High Sierra (10.13) 

Steps to Solution

  1. Close any ETC software you are currently using.
  2. Click on the Apple Logo in the upper-left corner then select System Preferences.

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  1. Select Network within System Preferences
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  1. Select the Ethernet Interface you are using to connect to your lighting network. If you are using a Thunderbolt to Ethernet or other variety of adapter, this may not be labeled "Ethernet" as depicted below but it will still have the Ethernet logo shown below.


Note-Icon.png If you are not an Admin on your computer, you may need to click the lock in the lower-left hand corner and authenticate with an Admin username and password to change these settings.
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  1. If you do not have a DHCP server on your network, the IP Address line above may be blank or may contain an IP address that begins with 169.254. To set a manual IP address, expand the Configure IPv4 drop-down and select Manually. 
  2. Enter a unique IP address that is in the same subnet as other devices in your lighting network. ETC devices typically live in a subnet of 10.101.x.x with a subnet mask on Gateway (or Router on Apple devices). You may want to check the IP address of another device on your network to confirm they are in that subnet. When assigning a manual IP to a third-party computer, ETC recommends using an IP anywhere from to
  3. Click the Apply button in the lower-right corner to confirm your changes.
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