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Depending on the type of Internet service you subscribe, you may be getting a static or dynamic IP address from your ISP. A static IP address is a permanent (non-changing) IP address assigned to you. Most residential gateways and smartphones get a dynamic IP address from their ISP whenever they connect to the Internet. In home networks, a gateway (or a router) is getting an IP address from an ISP and shares this public IP address amongst all devices connected within the home network. This article describes how to change an IP address of a dynamically assigned IP address (those assigned via the DHCP).
You may want to change your public IP address for a variety of reasons. If your IP address is banned by certain game servers or your download allowance from a P2P network has expired, obtaining a different IP address from your current ISP will solve your problem (see instruction below). However, if you wish to bypass regional censorship and wish to obtain an IP address from a different country, changing an IP address from your ISP will not help. For example, if you want to watch BBC, Netflix, Spotify or Hulu from a region where those services are blocked, you will need a VPN service to obtain an IP address of a country where the service is allowed. With VPN, you'll also surf Internet anonymously with added security.
If you renew your IP address from your current ISP, your ISP may or may not assign you a new IP address. Depending on how you're connected to the Internet, you may have to reset a device. If you're connected via a router, you'll have to change IP address of your router. If you're connected directly to the Internet via a layer-2 gateway, you'll have to change your computer's IP address. Most home network is connected via a router, so chances are that you need to change IP address of your router. In this article, I will describe how to change IP address of your router and also show you how to change IP address of your computer. There are a number of ways to change IP address, so I'll describe easiest method first and then describe a bit more complicated methods.
In order to verify that you've changed an IP address of your device, you'll have to visit Find My IP page of our website.
A router is a layer 3 networking device that connects multiple computers to the Internet. In home network with dynamically assigned IP address, a router is assigned a public IP address and all the computers connected to the router are assigned private IP addresses. When computers connected to the router visits the Internet, the world views your computer with a public IP address of your router. So, if you want the world to see you with a different IP address, you'll have to change IP address of the router. Here are a few ways to change IP address of your router.
If you have only 1 computer at home and connects your computer directly to the Internet via an ISP provided gateway, the following method will allow you to change public IP address of your computer. However, if you're connecting to the Internet via a router, changing your computer's IP address will have no impact on how world is viewing your IP address. So, follow this step only if you're connecting your computer to the Internet directly.
On Windows 7 and below, click Start -> Run, and type cmd as shown below. On Windows 8, type WIN key and X key to bring Power User Menu -> Choose Run.
On the Command Prompt screen, run "ipconfig /release" and "ipconfig /renew" commands as shown below. You'll have to start Elevated Command Prompt (Run as System Administrator) to execute ipconfig command.
C:\> ipconfig Windows IP Configuration Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1 C:\> ipconfig /release Windows IP Configuration No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media disconnected. Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected C:\> ipconfig /renew Windows IP Configuration Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
Verify that you have a new IP address by either typing ipconfig command, or by visiting Find My IP page. On our example above, the IP address has been changed from 192.168.1.101 to 192.168.1.102. Again, the nature of DHCP is to assign the device same IP address as before so you may have run this step multiple times to change your IP address.
If your smartphone is on a WiFi network, changing your IP address will only change private IP address of the smartphone and the public IP address will remain the same. The world only sees your public IP address, so the website that you visited will view your smartphone having the same IP address even though you may have changed it's private address. To change public IP address of your smartphone, you may want to try the following.
As with Hide IP Address, you can always use someone else's network and obtain an IP address from that network. Try using free Wi-Fi services from a local coffee shop, hotel, library or any other public places. An IP address does not travel with your computer, so using someone else's network may be a viable solution.
If you have any questions about changing IP address, please post your question on Hide and Change IP Address Forum.
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