How to change/mask public IP to a specific IP?

June 2, 2013 at 10:20:41
Specs: Windows 7
Hello Computing.net Community,

I've been trying to figure this out for a very long time now to no avail. I need to change my external IP address to have the 3rd number as divisible by 8 and the 4th number as a .0 (i.e. 56.45.200.0). There's a game server that determines priority in this manner, and I know a few people who know the method, but they refuse to tell me how they do it since it's advantageous for them. After spending so much time searching the internet for answers I've come to the forums as a last resort, hoping someone out there knowledgeable in this area has an idea of how this is done...

The people that know how to do this say that all it requires is an internet connection (no proxies, VPNs, software, etc.).

If anyone knows and could explain a valid method that can successfully mask (or change) my IP so that I can connect to a Java, browser-based game with my desired IP address (X.X.#DivisibleBy8.0) I would be eternally grateful. Thanks a lot in advance for your time.


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#1
June 2, 2013 at 10:29:12
The short answer is you cannot. You public IP address is supplied by your ISP. Change it and you will connect to nothing. The people that know how to do this are talking crap. You cannot just change a public IP addresses at will, it would be chaotic if you could.

Even a proxy achieves nothing as you would be governed by the IP address the proxy server allocated to you. I even have serious doubts as the validity of your reason for wanting to change your public IP address. I think someone is pulling your leg.

Stuart


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#2
June 2, 2013 at 10:34:15
Everyone I've asked claims that it's impossible, but these people are somehow getting priority over everyone else in the game. I've been using a proxy that gives me a .1 IP address and these people are somehow beating it even when logging into the game after me. If this is indeed impossible then there must be another factor that determines priority that I'm just not aware of. I guess I must be searching for something that's impossible to do.

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#3
June 2, 2013 at 12:11:29
How are you determining that they are getting priority?

Without access to the server logs it is impossible to say. It may be just that they have a better Internet connection than you do or they are just winding you up.

Stuart


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#4
June 2, 2013 at 12:19:15
It is widely known that this is how priority is obtained in the game (it is a 2007 version of the game that was released recently that determined priority in this manner). I have tested it myself and thousands of others have as well. I have one of the best priorities in the game with a .1 IP, but the only one that is better is a .0, so I've been trying to figure out how the two people I know are obtaining it.

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#5
June 2, 2013 at 13:04:23
When someone says something is widely known it is usually based on myth, suspicion and speculation.

How did you test this? I would be interested in knowing your methodology.

There is no reason why a game would determine priority on something as temporary as an IP addresses.

Stuart


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#6
June 2, 2013 at 14:17:09
Many IP addresses are dynamic like mine (they change from time to time). In any event they are set by the server. I would have no way to meet the criteria you describe without cooperation from the server - sounds like nonsense.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
June 2, 2013 at 23:09:53
There's nothing to stop a game (or any other program) being written to behave in the way you describe, strange though it sounds. But there is nothing that an ordinary user can do to alter their public IP address. It would be easy for a network administrator responsible for a large number of computers and their network settings to do so but I'm guessing that you are not in that position.

That said, I suspect that you are the gullible victim of a wind up. So it goes.


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#8
June 3, 2013 at 03:59:43
It would be easy for a network administrator responsible for a large number of computers and their network settings...

Only if they have an allocation of static IP addresses and then they are constrained by the ones allocated to them which may or may not include the magic numbers the OP refers to.

A netwrok administrator can no more pick and chose their public IP address any more than a private individual can as public IP addresses are globally unique.

Stuart


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#9
June 3, 2013 at 07:25:44
I hate to break anybody's bubble but, there is no such thing as an IP address wherein zero is the 4th octet.

Example (and you can double check this with any online subnet calculator)

192.168.0.0/24

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
IP address range: 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.254 (notice, starts at 1, not zero)
Broadcast Address: 192.168.0.255

Check any network at all you want to on any one of the free online subnet calculators (heck, do it with all) and you'll notice not once do you ever see an IP address that ends with .0


JuiceFlow
Who ever told you priority for the game was decided by an even number in the 3'd octet and a zero in the 4th was jerking your chain.

When you say "prioritize" I'm curious, what exactly do you mean? Prioritize what exactly?

I noticed you never bothered to name the game. Why is that exactly?

This entire thread breaks down to one of two things:

1) the OP is the victim of a bad joke
or
2) the OP is a troll and knows this is all BS and that is why he never tells us what exactly is prioritized, or the name of the game.

I'm curious to see if we get a game name so we can google and verify that, "It is widely known that this is how priority is obtained in the game"

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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#10
June 3, 2013 at 07:56:43
Good point about the final zero CurtR.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#11
June 3, 2013 at 09:27:27
Wrong about the final zero. True, of course, for a Class C (or /24) address but false for Class A or B networks or similar subnets. For example, 10.0.1.0 is a perfectly valid address for a device (although that particular example is not a public address).

A little learning....


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#12
June 3, 2013 at 09:29:17
Never too late to learn...


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#13
June 3, 2013 at 14:02:43
Yep, my bad, you can use .0 in a /23 or less network as long as it's in the middle, not the first address available. Which is what I meant, just not what I said.

example:

10.0.0.0/23
SM: 255.255.254.0
First usable IP: 10.0.0.1
Last usable IP: 10.0.1.254
Broadcast Address: 10.0.1.255

So yes, you could use 10.0.1.0 as a host address. But you can't use 10.0.0.0 which is what I was talking about.

I don't personally know of anybody who actually does use .0 even though it's possible. And have never heard of an ISP doing so. But we all know I don't know everything.........lol

Do you know of an ISP that hands out .0 as an address ijack?

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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#14
June 3, 2013 at 16:12:41
Thanks for your response Curt. I tried to make my original post short and to the point so I may have omitted a lot of information. Priority refers to whose request the game server processes first when two players perform the same action simultaneously. For example, if two people click to pick up an item at the exact same time whoever has priority will receive the item. The game is called RuneScape. The main game has a different system to determine priority, but I'm referring to the 2007 version of the game that was just recently released due to popular demand. In 2007 the game determined priority in the following manner and the system wasn't changed until early 2008:

X.X.24.X would receive priority over X.X.3.X due to 24 being divisible by 8.

X.X.24.1 would beat X.X.24.2 or X.X.200.2 because the 4th number (lower, the better) becomes the determining factor if both 3rd numbers are divisible by 8. If two players have the same 4th number and a 3rd number divisible by 8 then whoever logged in to the game first will have priority.

Players determined this themselves back in 2007 after much trial and error and it was eventually leaked, becoming a widely known fact among players today in 2013. I have tested it myself and you could too if you wanted to. I mentioned that I think there may be another factor that determines priority that is not as widely known, possibly having to do with the 3rd number in an IP address which I will have to test.

My interest in obtaining this information is what I will explain next if you're curious. There's a popular mini-game in RuneScape called "staking" where players "stake", or risk, their virtual currency and items in duels with other players. The game's virtual currency holds pretty substantial real life value at the moment which is the main reason why these people I mentioned refuse to tell me how they successfully get priority over my .1 IP (I get priority on players 98% of the time with a .1 IP). In the most popular form of staking, the player who can get the first hit to start the fight (based on priority) has a roughly 30% higher chance to win the match and the items/virtual currency staked. Stakers are well aware of the system set in place that determines priority. One of the most successful stakers in the game who I have spoken with is trying to sell his method of obtaining priority (.0 IP) to one person at a high price on a popular gaming marketplace forum. I had previously thought it was impossible to obtain a .0, but he has beaten my .1 IP multiple times, even when logged in after me. Also, he has willingly stated that he would get his method verified by an OGV (Official Guide Verifier: a reputable, trustworthy member of the forum who verifies guides before their sale). I really have no reason to question his claim seeing as he seems to beat everyone's priority, has made quite a bit of money in the process, and is willing to verify his method works before even considering selling it. There's probably something I'm missing. I'm just determined to figure out what the most successful stakers in the game are doing to get priority over everyone else.


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#15
June 3, 2013 at 17:19:12
For what purpose would the game be programmed to give priority to a particular IP address combination. There is no rhyme or reason to it. The normal process is to give priority to the first in the que. It is simple, fair and takes no extra programming.

Reminds me of a game I used to play some years ago. There was one particular player that always beat other players in time sensitive activities. It seemed he had some special priority.

He came clean in the end and it turned out her was the games administrator and had a direct connection into the game server and didn't have to contend with the Internet lag that everyone else had.

Are you sure this isn't the case here, especially as there is money involved. If he is making money out of it I would be very cautious. The Internet is full of scammers only to keen to make money out of the gullible,.

Stuart


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#16
June 3, 2013 at 17:40:59
Hey Staurt, I'm pretty sure this is not the case as Jagex is a fairly large company and anyone abusing RuneScape in that manner or hacking into the game would face severe punishment and be banned pretty quickly. He is indeed making money out of it, but there's no possible way he would scam anybody if he were to sell the method because Official Middlemen are usually used (people who have traded/middle-manned large amounts over a long period of time) and the guide would have to be verified by an OGV. Where he makes his money is getting an advantage over other stakers with priority and then selling the virtual currency to trusted bulk buyers who have their own businesses where they then sell the currency to others for a profit. He really has no incentive to scam. A lot of people know who he is in-game and in real life as well so that would kind of ruin his reputation. He claims he gets a .0 IP with only an internet connection, no software or downloads... and that it could be done on a static or dynamic IP. Everything I've researched says that's impossible, but like I said, everything else I know about him proves otherwise. It's a Java based browser game if that makes any difference. Maybe there's a way to mask your IP so the game thinks you have a .0? I don't know.

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#17
June 3, 2013 at 22:05:16
There is no such thing as masking an IP address. Don't be misled by the "Subnet mask" seen in the network configuration as this serves a completely different purpose. The game server must know your real IP address (or that of a proxy server you are using) or it would have no way to communicate with your computer.

As others have said, you do not have any real control over your public IP address.


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#18
June 4, 2013 at 10:28:35
anyone abusing RuneScape in that manner or hacking into the game would face severe punishment and be banned pretty quickly.

Not if they own the game!

What you have described makes no sense, is so improbable that there has to be more to it. The only thing that does make sense is that someone is making money out of it. That sends my anti-scam alarms ringing loud and clear.

Stuart


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#19
June 4, 2013 at 11:14:20
Stuart please feel free to do some research on the game if you'd like. Everything I've stated might seem improbable because you might not be familiar with the gaming "black market". There is a black market for RuneScape and stakers are some of the main people who fund this business. RuneScape is not a game that can be hacked or would have corrupt staff that would do such a thing. Also the "owners" of the game are investors... the majority owner being Insight Venture Partners. Anyone that works for Jagex and would even have the ability to do anything like that would be a Jagex Mod, and they are not allowed to interact with players in that manner, let alone sell virtual currency and things of that nature on black market sites. They would surely lose their job. The people I've mentioned that are successful stakers openly live stream themselves playing the game and "Real World Trade", or sell the currency they make from staking. These are just regular players who have found out how to make the game think their public IP is a .0 IP, or have discovered another factor that determines priority in conjunction with the already known details about one's IP address determining priority. I did some testing with a friend last night and I couldn't find anything else that determines priority, we tried about 50 different IP addresses and they all confirmed what we already knew. I'm truly at a loss.

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#20
June 4, 2013 at 12:04:49
OP's opening question: "How to change/mask public IP to a specific IP?"

OP's last statement: "I did some testing with a friend last night and I couldn't find anything else that determines priority, we tried about 50 different IP addresses and they all confirmed what we already knew."

Since as you've been told multiple times, you can't change your public address, so I can only assume that you changed your private LAN address, which of course is pointless.

You're either a troll or extremely naive to believe the bull you've been given (or assume) about how the game prioritizes the players.


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#21
June 4, 2013 at 12:17:45
I can change/mask my IP address whenever I want to, so what you're saying is false. I can use a VPN, I can use a proxy, or I can request a new IP through my router settings since I have a dynamic IP. I can even manually input an IP in my router settings as long as it's within the range of available IPs. The "specific IP" I referred to, if you even bothered to read my original post, is the only IP that I have been unable to obtain (x.x.#divisibleby8.0), which is why I asked the community if there was a way to get that specific IP.

As for the way that the game prioritizes players, I know this to be a fact. If you refuse to believe that a game server could assign priority in that manner then I cannot convince you otherwise. You'd have to see for yourself.


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#22
June 4, 2013 at 12:22:10
The ONLY way you could know it to be a fact would be if you had direct access to the source code of the game, which of course you don't.

I'm done feeding the troll.


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#23
June 4, 2013 at 12:42:46
RuneScape is not a game that can be hacked or would have corrupt staff that would do such a thing.

You have a lot to learn about human nature. Where there is money to be made anything is possible. No one would think that staff working for an International Credit Card company would sell customers details to thieves, but it has happened.

I would be interested to know how you changed these IP addresses?.

As I said earlier, public IP addresses are globally unique. If you don't understand what that means it means that of all the 4 billion+ IPv4 IP addresses that are possible, at any given time, yours is the only one like it in the entire world.

If it were possible for the user to change their public IP address at will, they wouldn't be globally unique any more and that would cause chaos and confusion. You are stuck with the IP address your ISP gives you and they are not going to issue the same IP address to two different customers.

Stuart


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#24
June 4, 2013 at 13:21:22
I'm glad Fishmonger. Please don't post here again if you can't even formulate your thoughts in a respectful manner. If it makes you feel better then we can call it a theory heavily supported by evidence. A theory that no matter what you do you wouldn't be able to disprove.

Stuart, the only numbers that I seek to change are the last 2 in an IP address. There are multiple ways to change those numbers so that you can use the internet with them. I've used VPNs, proxies, requested a new IP through my router settings, and even manually inputted IPs as long as they are available from my ISP. The type of IP I'm searching for with a 0 4th number seems to be impossible to get. I was thinking he knew a way to make the game think he logs in with a certain IP when he really doesn't, but I don't know how that would be done. Also, I can provide endless reasons for why I know the kid does not work for Jagex. He's just a 16 year old normal kid that livestreams gameplay online for his fans.


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#25
June 4, 2013 at 14:29:17
There are multiple ways to change those numbers so that you can use the internet with them. I

There are? Change the numbers and its a different IP address.

I've used VPNs, proxies, requested a new IP through my router settings, and even manually in-putted IPs as long as they are available from my ISP.

How do you know that your ISP hasn't already allocated a number you chose to some other customer. Change the number to anything other than the one your ISP allocated, that is changing a dynamic IP address to a static one, and anything the game server sends back you you will be lost because your ISP doesn't know where to send it - that's if you ever get that far.

What you are doing is the equivalent of telephoning someone and asking them to call you back and giving them a number with one wrong digit in it. You will never get the call-back.

I think you need to do some research on how IP addresses work and the part they play in TWO WAY communication, then you will realise the futility of what you are saying.

Stuart


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#26
June 4, 2013 at 14:43:26
The IPs that I use are valid IP addresses. I can assign myself a static IP through my router settings as long as what I request is available or I can request my ISP to assign me a new dynamic IP address through my router settings. If I manually input a static IP that has already been taken then I will not be able to connect to the internet. I've done it a number of times and have been able to connect to the internet with different IPs, so I'm not sure how it would be impossible. Obviously I can't change the first 2 numbers in the IP address, but the last 2 can be changed within a certain range, the 3rd number being less flexible than the 4th. Also, I can completely change/mask my IP using VPNs and proxies since they allow you to access the internet with different public IPs. If I wasn't using valid IP addresses then I would understand, but the IPs that I use are valid.

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#27
August 22, 2013 at 21:22:27
Juiceflow, i feel frustrated reading other peoples comments telling you that you are lying when i full on know about the .0 and .1 IP address' they don't know about runescape's blackmarket and trying to explain would be utterly impossible, your best bet is to go on sythe/powerbot and look around on there

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#28
August 22, 2013 at 21:35:22
Are you a sock puppet Hocky?

Stuart

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#29
August 23, 2013 at 07:40:27
Are you a sock puppet Hokey?

ROFLMAO

I'm trying to figure out if he meant "hockey" or "hokey" Either way, it's misspelled and the grammar, capitalization and punctuation is atrocious. Just goes to show, gaming is more important than literacy to our youth.

Hocky

It would appear none of us play runspcape or give a dried up old dog turd about it or we'd know all about this .0/.1 crap you all seem to think is so important. I think you both are missing something VERY important here.

It's a game!

It's not real life. It's not life and death....it's a freaking game.

Grow up, grab a brain and get the *@#$^%^ out of your house and explore the real world. Meet and interact face-to-face with some actual humans. Life is not an avatar.

I can't imagine a "black market" for a game anymore than I can imagine paying actual real money for armor and/or weapons in Diablo III which I play. I have a couple kick-butt characters and I never spent a single dollar of my real, hard-earned cash for them. I didn't have to cheat, run bots or any of the other crap the losers do so they can claim supremacy in a friggin' game.

I feel sooooo sorry for the generation after the next when these goobers are in control of the world and running it. I'm so very VERY glad I'll be dead and gone.


"Mr President, the North Koreans are invading California!"

"Sorry, I'd like to deal with this attack on our country but damnit, I don't want to get outbid on this item for my game.........."

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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#30
August 23, 2013 at 08:01:51
I feel sooooo sorry for the generation after the next when these goobers are in control of the world and running it. I'm so very VERY glad I'll be dead and gone.

You don't have to wait that long. We're pretty much there with the "Tea Party".


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#31
August 25, 2013 at 15:31:04
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