Can you change your IP address?

7 Answers

  • TECH
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Depends...are we talking internal or external IP address? If external, it's difficult without going through proper channels with your ISP. Internal IP addresses can be changed with ease.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, but if you have your ISP provider your IP address then don't bother because they change it randomly.

    To obtain a static IP: In Windows XP go to the control panel and look for your Network Connections. Right click on the icon for your network and choose "properties." Be sure to highlight Internet Protocol [TCP/IP] and then choose "Properties." Select the box next to "Use the Following IP address" and enter your new IP.

  • if you got yr ip address frm yr internet service provider,then the ip may be static n if u change the ip then u may not be able to connect to the net!!

    but if u r connected to a private netwrk,then u can change the ip!!

    to do so---

    1)go to control panel

    2)open network connections

    3)right click on the active local area connection

    4)click on properties

    5)then dbl click on tcp/ip(chances r ,u vil be using tcp/ip)

    6)then type in the ip address!!

    in the first box type in the ip adress

    then press tab to move to the next box , the subnet mask vil appear automatically

    then type in the default gateway!!

    jus make sure u dont hava any ip conflict,i.e u dont hv a system in yr ntwrk wid the same ip!!

    hope it helps!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Start > Run > type in cmd

    At the command prompt type: ipconfig/release

    Wait about a minute then type in ipconfig/renew

    That'll change it. If you do it too soon, you can get the same IP back.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Per: How do I change my IP address?

    "How do I change my IP address?" and "Can I change my IP address?" are probably the most commonly asked questions. Please attempt the following then, if that does not work, visit the Change IP Address forum.

    Before trying any other methods to change your IP address, try turning off (or unplugging the power of) your Cable/DSL modem for five minutes. In many cases this will change your IP address. However, if that does not change your IP address, repeat the process for 8 hours (overnight works well) instead of 5 minutes. Hopefully this will result in an IP change.

    If the above does not result in your IP address changing, please look through the below for the situation that best matches yours and attempt to change your IP address that way. Unfortunately you are not able to get your IP address to change in all cases, as it is ultimate determined by your ISP's DHCP configuration (when you've got a dynamically assigned IP address, that is.)

    Windows - Computer connected directly to the modem

    1. Get to a command prompt. (START, run, cmd).

    Start Menu Run Box

    2. Type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes, on the command line by itself).

    3. Type "ipconfig /renew" (without the quotes, on the command line by itself).

    Windows (second option) - Computer connected directly to the modem

    1. Get to a command prompt. (START, run, cmd).

    2. Type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes).

    3. Shut down computer.

    4. Turn off computer.

    5. Turn off all ethernet hubs/switches.

    6. Turn off cable/DSL modem.

    7. Leave off overnight.

    8. Turn everything back on.

    Network with Router

    1. Log into the router's admin console. (Often

    2. Release the IP address. (Method varies by router manufacturer)

    3. Turn off router, ethernet hubs/switches, and the cable/DSL modem.

    4. Leave off overnight.

    5. Turn everything back on.

    If you are using a cable/DSL modem and a router, you may wish to connect your computer directly to the cable/DSL modem. Please note that this could significantly impact your system security. This allows your ISP's DHCP to issue you a new (hopefully changed) IP address based of the (hardware) MAC address of your computer's ethernet card.

    If all the above has not worked to change your IP address and you have a router, check and see if there is a "Clone MAC Address" option. Using it should change your IP address, however, you'll only be able to do it once (in most cases).

    These will not work in all cases. If all else fails contact your internet service provider (ISP) and ask them if they are able to change your IP address or how long your connection needs to be off for your IP address to change.

    If you trying to change your IP address because you are just trying to access web based forums you may wish to attempt to configure your internet browser to use a proxy server.

    FAQ: What is a proxy server?

    FAQ: How do I use a proxy server?

    If this does not answer your question, please visit the change IP address forum.


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sure, unless you have a static IP, just reconnect your Internet connection.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you contact your ISP.

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