How can you change your I.P. address?

Hitesh Nair March 18, 2012

How do you change your broadband connection’s I.P. address without installing new software?


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  2. Alex Perkins
    October 4, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Switch to a different ISP

  3. Babar
    March 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Change or Hide?

    • Hitesh Nair ( The GUY who asked the Question above !!)
      July 15, 2012 at 9:33 am

      Both,if possible....Or else hide......I'm not a criminal...just curious !

  4. ha14
    March 18, 2012 at 7:29 am

    How do I change my IP address?

    if you have dynamic ip address

    If you have a static IP address, the mechanism for changing the IP address is different. This is so because the ISP is aware of your device’s MAC address (hardware address of your Ethernet or Wi-Fi adapter ) which it uses to assign same IP address every time your machine becomes visible on the network. The simplest and easiest option call your ISP and ask them to change it. The other option then you need to change the MAC address of the adapter.
    Technitium MAC Address Changer
    1)start -> run and then type cmd and hit enter
    2)Now type ipconfig /release
    3)You can request a new one by typing ipconfig /renew

    • Bruce Epper
      March 18, 2012 at 7:56 am

      If the computer is connected to the modem via Ethernet, all the ipconfig /release and /renew will do is drop and reassign the (normally the same) IP address to your computer's Ethernet adapter, not the broadband modem.

      Even if connected to the modem via USB, releasing and renewing the IP address will not normally result in a different IP address being assigned.

      Also, with broadband, changing you MAC address when attempting to connect to your ISP will result in NO INTERNET for the user as the ISP tracks who is connected (for quota limits, etc) by the MAC address of your broadband modem.  That is why when one modem dies and you replace it with another, you must contact your ISP to have them change their access records to reflect the new MAC address.

    • Jack Cola
      March 18, 2012 at 7:59 am

      This is only for internal devices on your network, not external.

  5. Jack Cola
    March 18, 2012 at 5:31 am

    The easiest way would be to turn your modem off and back on again. When it connects, if you have a dynamic IP address (mostly given out by ISP's), you'll get a new one.

    If your ISP gives you a static one, you have to contact them to change it (which may involve a fee). This may help

    Jack Cola

    • Bruce Epper
      March 18, 2012 at 7:51 am

      In most cases, restarting your modem will NOT give you a different IP address.  You are almost assurred of getting the same IP address you had before the restart especially with broadband connections where the ISP expects your modem to be on all the time, even if your computer is off.  Because of this, the lease times of the addresses tend to be fairly long and in some cases are measured in months.  Even if the lease is a week which is a common default, that means that you would need to drop your connection for a minimum of three and a half days before you might be issued a different address and the only way to ensure that would be to wait the entire week before firing up the modem again.  But if the ISP is using longer leases, you may end up having to remain disconnected for months at a time if you want a different IP address.

      • Jack Cola
        March 18, 2012 at 7:58 am

        Although that may be the case, every ISP I've connected to in Australia will get you a new IP address

      • Mike
        March 18, 2012 at 9:24 am

        Usually service providers keep leases for private access as short as possible (sometimes only 15-60 minutes). 

        Public IP-Addresses are limited and short lease times enable providers to supply more customers with a smaller IP pool.

        While most customers think they are online "24/7" modems are often set to on-demand access which further helps to free up leases because of most people being "light" internet users.

        My service provider hands out new IP's pretty much on every connect - even if it's 3 times in a minute.

    • James Smith
      July 13, 2012 at 4:58 am

      That happens to me. Everytime I turn off or on my internet my ip changes. Im trying to host a server but it changes every day and friends have to call me to find the new ip. Is there anyway I can Keep the same Ip? PLEASE HELP

  6. Mulder
    March 18, 2012 at 3:49 am

    You can't. The IP address is designated by your ISP via DHCP, which means that when you restart your modem, a new IP address is automatically assigned. But that doesn't mean you get a new IP address every time. Some providers only change them up every 3 months; others change it every time; you  have no control.

    It is possible to request a different IP address be assigned via DHCP using your Networking controls, but there's no guarantee it will happen.

    No software can change your IP address for you, so that would be a huge waste of time. In short, there's no good reason to change your IP address unless it isn't working, in which case your ISP should be notified of the problem.

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