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Change location automatically based on network
Authored by: chris_on_hints on Jan 19, '05 08:57:59AM

As i understand it, the 'Automatic' location is just the default location where settings are to get an ip address from the server automatically (ie DHCP) for all of the different network types (Airport, ethernet, firewire etc). So whenever you connect to a network which wants you to use a specific IP address, you need to modify the network prefs to do it: For ages, my 'automatic' location had been changed to use a manual IP address, so it wasnt really automatic any more... I have renamed it 'Home' and created a new location 'Away' which has all the automatic settings. I dont think the 'Automatic' location name itself has any real relevance.



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