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CatholicCrusader
05-13-2011, 08:37 AM
I have a question for you internet whiz kids out there. Can a person ask their cable internet provider to change their IP address? Is such a thing even possible?

megimoo
05-13-2011, 08:46 AM
I have a question for you internet whiz kids out there. Can a person ask their cable internet provider to change their IP address? Is such a thing even possible?In most cases the Ip is dynamic .Try this ....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWw3rgzNTR0&feature=player_embedded

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http://whatismyipaddress.com/change-ip
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The following method will ONLY work if your computer is being assigned your external IP and not a router.

How to determine if your computer is being assigned the external IP

If your connection is direct to your computer and your computer gets the public IP and not a router, you can try this:
For Windows 2000, XP, and 2003
1. Click Start
2. Click Run
3. Type in cmd and hit ok (this opens a Command Prompt)
4. Type ipconfig /release and hit enter
5. Click Start, Control Panel, and open Network Connections
6. Find and Right click on the active Local Area Connection and choose Properties
7. Double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
8. Click on Use the following IP address
9. Enter a false IP like 123.123.123.123
10. Press Tab and the Subnet Mask section will populate with default numbers
11. Hit OK twice
12. Right click the active Local Area Connection again and choose Properties
13. Double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
14. Choose Obtain an IP address automatically
15. Hit OK twice
16. Go to What Is My IP to see if you have a new IP address

For Vista (Windows 7 is very similar)
1. Click Start
2. Click All Programs expand the Accessories menu
3. In the Accessories menu, Right Click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator
4. Type ipconfig /release and hit enter
5. Click Start, Control Panel, and open Network and Sharing Center. Depending on your view, you may have to click Network and Internet before you see the Network and Sharing Center icon
6. From the Tasks menu on the left, choose Manage Network Connections
7. Find and Right click on the active Local Area Connection and choose Properties (If youíre hit with a UAC prompt, choose Continue)
8. Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
9. Click on Use the following IP address
10. Enter a false IP like 123.123.123.123
11. Press Tab and the Subnet Mask section will populate with default numbers
12. Hit OK twice
13. Right click the active Local Area Connection again and choose Properties
14. Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
15. Choose Obtain an IP address automatically
16. Hit OK twice
17. Go to What Is My IP to see if you have a new IP address

Some people have inquired about manually assigning their IP address. This IS possible, but you run a very high risk of your ISP banning you from connecting to the internet. To manually change your IP, follow the steps above for your Operating System. In step 9 or 10, depending on your O/S, enter an IP similar to the one displayed in the command prompt window. For example, if the IP displayed in the command prompt window is 75.1.2.3, change yours to 75.1.2.4. Youíll also need to manually enter the Subnet, Gateway and DNS Server IP addresses. If the new IP you give your computer doesnít work, chances are someone else on the ISP network has already been assigned that IP. Youíll need to move on to the next one and keep trying until you find an open one. Keep in mind that some ISPs match up your MAC or modem data to the address thatís been assigned. If those 2 things donít match up, you wonít be able to connect no matter what. If your router gets the IP and not your computer, youíll need to http in to your routers interface and manually assign the IP there. Itís pretty much the same method as assigning the IP to your computer. The method that varies is in how you reach your routers interface. You can get the instructions from your manufacturerís website.

CatholicCrusader
05-13-2011, 08:49 AM
In most cases the Ip is dynamic......

What does that mean?
And does this work for Win 7 too?
Thanx.

fettpett
05-13-2011, 09:39 AM
What does that mean?
And does this work for Win 7 too?
Thanx.

it should, they didn't change much.

you can also got to OpenDNS.com and go through them, it'll speed up your internet plus i believe it'll mask your IP

CatholicCrusader
05-13-2011, 09:44 AM
it should, they didn't change much.

you can also got to OpenDNS.com and go through them, it'll speed up your internet plus i believe it'll mask your IP

Does that cost money?

fettpett
05-13-2011, 10:04 AM
Does that cost money?

i think there are parts of it that do, but for the most part no

FlaGator
05-13-2011, 02:24 PM
I have a question for you internet whiz kids out there. Can a person ask their cable internet provider to change their IP address? Is such a thing even possible?

Why do you want to change it?

Gingersnap
05-13-2011, 02:44 PM
Why do you want to change it?

That would be my question. If the OP simply wants to "become" somebody else temporarily, I'd suggest using a grown-up anonymizer or proxy like TOR. If the OP just doesn't want other users to see his or her browsing habits, it's simpler to just engage 'private browsing' through Firefox.

linda22003
05-13-2011, 02:46 PM
Why do you want to change it?

He said he'd been bounced off of most sites. Changing the IP address would help him get back on. I can see why he was bounced, from his brief time here.

Crusie, we hardly knew ye. :cool:

fettpett
05-13-2011, 02:46 PM
That would be my question. If the OP simply wants to "become" somebody else temporarily, I'd suggest using a grown-up anonymizer or proxy like TOR. If the OP just doesn't want other users to see his or her browsing habits, it's simpler to just engage 'private browsing' through Firefox.

eh, this thread became pointless after he ranted and stomped his foot while leaving earlier this morning

Gingersnap
05-13-2011, 02:48 PM
eh, this thread became pointless after he ranted and stomped his foot while leaving earlier this morning

Whatever. People should still know how to use these tools. :)

fettpett
05-13-2011, 02:53 PM
Whatever. People should still know how to use these tools. :)

true....