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by MrRick113 / April 29, 2013 2:33 AM PDT

How do I change my IP address

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(NT) First you have to reveal where you get yours from.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 29, 2013 2:42 AM PDT
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CHange IP
by ETmacUser / May 3, 2013 7:28 AM PDT
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This works if you DO NOT HAVE A FIXED IP (usually only big structures are interested to get fixed IP) and you are the the "normal" home user, directly connecting to the phone line without a server/filter/VPN. This kind of connection has has a "dynamic" IP.
a) shut off the connecting apparatus (DSL modem/router, ISDN connection, modem56k...)
b) disconnect phone cables (DSL filters, phone plug, dsl plug...)
c) wait a couple of minutes
d) reconnect all
e) turn on the connecting apparatus
Usually at this point your IP has changed: shutting down hal left "free" your IP, so in a very short time the "old" IP will be reassigned to some other user. Whem you connect again, your provider will connect you... at a brand new IP.
If you are connected to a modem/router, usually your IP is of the kind 192.168.xxx.xxx
This kind of IP is restricted to the local network, and cannot be seen from the rest of the inernet - the IP is assigned to the connecting apparatus, and usually is behind a firewall. No worth to be changed...

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Hmmm, I wonder why I get the same IP
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 3, 2013 9:53 AM PDT
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address after a 4 hour power outage!

IP addresses that are handed out by your ISP have a lease period which is usually anything up to 7 days.
If, at the end of the lease, your modem is still connected, then you get to use the same IP address again.

As for the 192.168 address not being seen from the rest of the internet, don't hold your breath.

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changing you're iP address
by hebert123 / May 6, 2013 2:07 AM PDT
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In command prompt type ipconfig/release then type ipconfig/renew

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(NT) Invariably the same IP address appears
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 6, 2013 6:55 AM PDT
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