1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 26, 2013 12:12 PM by Kurt Lang
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I have a mac mini with a manual IP address ( which connects fine to the internet through ethernet.


When switching to DHCP instead of manual, no IP address is ever given to me (blank space after IP adress: in the network prefpane)

however, I immediately have an alert popup that says the address is already in use.


I wonder where I could change this address since I do not have this setting at all on this machine on any Network Port, not in Airport and not in ethernet. (I have no other network ports)


How can I change a setting that I didn't make in the first place?


The console reports the problem once every second also, and there is quite a general slowdown and beachball because of this.


I tried to renew DHCP lease but it stays blank too.


I also try to delete ethernet interface, and trash the Network configuration in the general Library, reboot, recreate it but the problem remains.


I also have reinstalled Snow Leopard and applied updates with no better luck.


Thank you very much everyone if you have a clue.

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)