Changing IP address

December 19, 2004 at 07:08:43
Specs: ?, 3ghz, 512mb

Hey guyz, i need help changing my ip address. As in, CHANGE IT.

I have recently read up in this forum where u can list ure ip address, release it and then renew it. That i know how to do.

Also, i've found out how to choose ure selected ip address/gateway etc. But i dun know which one is valid.

Right now i would like to change my ip address easily and have no idea how. I heard that a router can hold up to 200+ ip addresses, is that true?

If anyone can help at all, i need to know how i can

(1) display the valid ip addresses and gateway etc valid to my current connection

(2) automatically search for other ip adresses besides the current one im using

thanx for ure time!

Additional Information:

Im from singapore, and i use starhub cable, 1.5kbps max online connection. My connection to my computer is from the network port at the wall, to a modem, to a router, and to my comp.

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December 19, 2004 at 07:57:43

Why do you want to change your IP address? What do you hope to achieve.

Go to a command prompt and type ipconfig. This will give you your IP address and gateway.

This IP address is a private IP address for use in private networks. It is allocated by the router via DHCP. If you do ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew the chances are you will get the same address back. The IP address and the Gateway address should be in the same range. Probably 192.168.1.x or something similar.

The IP address the rest of the World sees is different an is allocated by your ISP via your and you cannot change it.

Routers used in small networks don't hold any IP addresses. However, they are capable of generating over 200 IP addresses as and when required.


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December 19, 2004 at 08:31:19

i want to know how to make it generate 200 ip addresses WHEN REQUIRED.

changing address is for my own personal reasons and private use and privacy and i ccan say its nothing illegal.

Any more help?
Like how to generate the ip address using the router?

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December 19, 2004 at 08:31:57

oh ya and the release and renew, did that bout 10 times, same address.. i want like different everytime.

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December 19, 2004 at 09:27:19

The router will only generate an address via DHCP when it receives a request from another computer. If you only have one computer, you will only have one address. The request is generated automatically when the commuter boots or when you do ipconfig /renew. The address is allocated to the Network Interface card. A network interface card can only have one address.

There is nothing to be achieved by changing your private address. It will do nothing for security or privacy. Private addresses are just that, private. The actual address you get is irrelevant. As long as the router knows the address, that is all that matters.

You need to read up on DHCP and Private IP addresses. Also read up on Network Address Translation (NAT). DHCP and NAT work together to allow multiple computers to share the same Internet connection.


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December 21, 2004 at 07:36:45

there is a way to change your IP address from a dial up connection - quite easy, but there is really no reason to do it.
You can only change the last octet anyway - 256 different IP addresses........

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December 30, 2004 at 10:53:23

i am getting an error that says the router cannot read the
ip address and when it errors out, i loose access to my
DSL on network, as well as, if i am running a file to my
proofing device (a large epson) it will error out and stop
feeding it information. all these devices and many more
are coming from the same hub, but no other devices have
problems...just the pc with the error and the epson
proofer or the pc that runs it.

would it help to change my ip address on the pc?
is it a small virus?
any ideas at all???

"Blessed are those who persevere under trial, because when they have stood the test, they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." James 1:12

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January 14, 2005 at 10:02:32

I too would like to know how to use my router to change my IP address.

I know of several people on discussion boards who brag that this is how they are able to access (even after being banned!)

So I know it can be done. But those in the know seem unwilling to share their secrets.

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