Solved How exactly do you change your IP Address?

January 17, 2013 at 00:57:34
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How exactly do you change your IP Address?

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January 25, 2013 at 01:29:28
I do not change my IP deliberately,my ISP has provided me with dynamic IP and when I turn off the modem or unplug it the IP address changes automatically. I check the IP using http://www.ip-details.com/ to know my current IP


#1
January 17, 2013 at 01:16:31
Easy if its on an internal network. But why would you want to change it? If you mean your IP address as seen by the outside world, not so easy. It depends upon your ISP and whether you have a static or dynamic address.

Again, why would you want to change it? The only reason I can think of is because your current address has been blacklisted by a forum or as a source of Spam email or to circumvent some other restriction; changing the IP address won't solve the underlying problem.

Perhaps if you can explain exactly why you want to change your IP address it might be easier to answer your question.


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#2
January 17, 2013 at 06:18:40
Can you go without internet for a day? Try unplugging your modem for approx 24 hrs. And when I say 'unplug', I mean ALL the cables - power, input & output cables. When you reconnect the next day, your ISP should assign you a different IP address. But as ijack said, it depends on "whether you have a static or dynamic address."

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#3
January 17, 2013 at 06:48:20
Turning the modem off is sufficent

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#4
January 17, 2013 at 07:16:59
Just restarting the modem is not enough for all UK ISPs (unless you mean turn the modem off and don't turn it on again). Some assign the same dynamic address if the lease is renewed quickly. ("Quickly" varies depending upon the particular IP.)

I'd still be interested to know what the OP wants to achieve.


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#5
January 17, 2013 at 07:42:30
If the lease time is longer than a 24 hour period, shutting the modem off for that long may not help. Also, if like my ISP, the one in question tends to reserve an IP to a specific MAC address, you could leave it shut off beyond the lease period (regardless of how long that is) and you'd still get the same IP back again.

If you need to change your external IP, the simple solution is spoof a different MAC address. Recently I replaced the combo device given to me by my ISP when I first joined them (the wireless side of it was dieing) and replaced it with just a modem and bought my own router. I spoofed the MAC from my combo unit on my new router and got the same external IP as soon as I connected it.

Again, why would you want to change it? The only reason I can think of is because your current address has been blacklisted by a forum or as a source of Spam email or to circumvent some other restriction; changing the IP address won't solve the underlying problem.

If the above is the case, changing your IP address isn't likely to help much. Lets say this is an email spammer and they've been blacklisted, most folks blacklist the entire domain....so changing your IP won't help in that instance.

Even if they only blacklisted the one IP, if you change your IP and go back and spam the same domain again, then they certainly will blacklist the entire domain and they'll contact the offenders ISP to let them know. In fact, they'll probably contact the ISP the first time around an d let them know.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
January 17, 2013 at 09:27:59
More detail is required for anyone to properly answer this question.

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#7
January 25, 2013 at 01:29:28
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I do not change my IP deliberately,my ISP has provided me with dynamic IP and when I turn off the modem or unplug it the IP address changes automatically. I check the IP using http://www.ip-details.com/ to know my current IP

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#8
January 25, 2013 at 07:12:57
That is not unusual - mine does exactly the same (depends on your server).

It is possible to have a fixed IP but it usually costs money.
Is that what you are after?

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