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Saturday, March 2, 2013

How to Change Your IP Address


HOW TO CHANGE YOUR IP ADDRESS
 
If you have a truly dynamic IP address this guide is not necessary as merely turning off your router for 5 minutes or so tends to change your IP address. I am not sure if it works with all providers or types of IP address, but this seems to work for about 9 our of 10 people who use it.

For those of us with a sticky dynamic IP (90% of the population) changing your IP address is as simple as logging into your router and performing a few steps.

Note: A "MAC Address" does not only apply to Macintosh products from Apple.


COPY AND SAVE THIS ENTIRE PAGE INTO A NOTEPAD FILE FOR REFERENCE AS YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION WILL BE CUT TEMPORARILY WHEN YOU CHANGE THE MAC.

IMPORTANT: Make sure that all internet connected computers, phones, etc, are disconnected or turned off EXCEPT the machine you are using to perform these steps, BEFORE you begin this process.


1.) Determine the make and model of your router whether wireless or ethernet connected. The router should list this on the back or bottom.

2.) Go to http://www.techspot.com/guides/287-default-router-ip-addresses/ to determine your routers' IP address and then  http://www.routerpasswords.com/ to determine the default login information for your router. The login is typically "admin" for the username and "password" for the password but this differs from type to type.

3.) Put the IP address into your browser's address bar and use the login information to access the router.

4.) Explore a bit and find the MAC address line- it should be in hexidecimal code (0-9 and A-F.) Copy this code to a notepad file and save it as your regular MAC address so you can revert in case something goes wrong and your connection becomes compromised. Merely change one of these numbers (any of them except, sometimes, the first two) and click "save" or "update." You will at this time lose your internet connection.

5.) Now that the MAC address is changed, open command prompt. Go to your start menu, and type "command prompt" into the search- then open the program.

6.) Type the following into command prompt and hit enter.

ipconfig/release

7.) Type the following into command prompt and hit enter.

ipconfig/renew

8.) Turn off your router and modem. Wait 2 minutes and turn the modem on, let it load, then turn on the router. Your IP has changed, all bans on all websites are now irrelevant.

You may have to manually open your network connections to reconnect to your wireless signal as some computers do a poor job of automatically connecting to them.

BENEFITS:

1.) A spoofed MAC address makes it slightly more difficult for a hacker to assault your computer, as the router adopts the new IP address, creating a diversion for any attacks. This is not a surefire method, but will confuse most script kiddies.

2.) A spoofed MAC sometimes shows your location as being different from your real location because it may connect to a different server to access the internet- this can conceal your true location from those you may not wish to know it- sometimes it may show up in a city 100 miles or more away from you.

3.) You have just essentially nullified all bans you have gotten on chatrooms and forums as long as you remember not to use the same username or account logging in from now on, whichever may apply.

4.) Very rarely it will increase your net speed if you manage to connect to a better-run server, usually near a larger urban center- this is uncommon and should not be expected, more often your internet speed will remain about the same as before.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for your nice information. In this same way i have changed my ip address . Then i have checked my external ip address from this site Ip-details.com

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  2. Great Post !
    I have used these steps to change IP Address of my network adapter . I recommend to all the users Thanks for sharing


    Regards
    Silvester Norman

    Change Mac Address

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