IP address

Discussion in 'Backup and Security' started by JDL, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. JDL


    is there a way i can change my IP address, with out haven to move.
  2. bidask


    1) check your current ip address at http://www.whatismyip.com/

    2) unplug your cable from the wall for a few minutes. then plug it in again. you will automatically get a new ip address. make sure you're unplugging it from the wall. unplugging the connection to your router won't do anything.

    3) check your ip address again. if it's different, then you didn't stay unplugged long enough. retry. you shouldn't need to stay unplugged for more than 10 minutes.
  3. moarla


    change to a new ISP
  4. JDL


    :eek: thanks
  5. dont


    Try Hide IP NG
  6. bidask


    Edit: For #3, I meant to say

    "if it's the same, then you didn't stay unplugged long enough."
  7. moarla


    when you have a fix IP adress like me, you cant change it
  8. auspiv


    sometimes even this isn't enough to get a new ip address. we've had the same address with comcast cable internet for close to 2 years now.
  9. moarla


    again: there are 2 poss:
    a) fix IP
    b) variable IP

    a) your IP will be the same a lifetime
    b) your IP changes everytime yourequest a new one

    check what your ISP gives you ...
  10. Same here. IP addresses assigned by comcast are effectively fixed even though technically they're DHCP.

    You can prolly call their tech support line and get them to change it. Not sure why you'd want to, though.
    #10     Feb 26, 2009