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    How do I change my IP Address

    Hi, I need to change my Internal IP address
    I am on Windows 7.

    Any other info. you need to know ask me.

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    Banned

    reboot your router, turn it off for at least 20 minutes,
    if that dont do it, you cant

    (been banned from some websites?)

    Can't you do this by going through Proxy server?!?!

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass;8718035

    Who your internet provider is would help.



    Virgin Media

    Original Poster

    jubbyme;8718036

    reboot your router, turn it off for at least 20 minutes, if that dont do … reboot your router, turn it off for at least 20 minutes, if that dont do it, you cant(been banned from some websites?)



    Yep!

    Il try it in about half an hour just to see the other suggestions posted. Thanks

    I think you need to leave the modem off for 24 hours at least for the ip to change. This is what I was told few months back by virgin media.

    go through a proxy if your real desperate too get onto that site,easy enough but can slow your internet down.

    The OP asked how to changed his internal IP as far as I can see, not the one that is assigned to you by your ISP.

    I think you need to go into network and sharing centre, right click properties on your connection, select internet protocol version 4, click properties, and enter the ip address you want. I've not tested this, I've just had a look around the settings and this appears to be what you have to do. Perhaps google can be of assistance.

    You said internal ip addy... thats your intranet ip ;-)

    All the above advice is trying to change your wan ip.

    Just correcting lol :-D

    lilraul;8718092

    I think you need to leave the modem off for 24 hours at least for the ip … I think you need to leave the modem off for 24 hours at least for the ip to change. This is what I was told few months back by virgin media.


    +1

    Do you mean the IP address your computer see's it self as or the IP address the rest of the world sees you as?

    Your actual internal IP will usually be along the lines of 192.168.x.x, this can be changes in the routers webpage, by releasing your DHCP address or assigning static IP's to computers in your network.

    If you want to change the IP that the rest of the world sees you as then you need to contact Virgin Media.

    I think the op means his external ip address (if he has been banned from sites this is the address they ban). He is with virgin media and they use fixed ip's as the previous poster stated, it is very hard to change the ip and even leaving the modem off for 24 hours may not help. It's best as stated previously to use a proxy server to access the site that the ip is banned from. My ip from vm rarely changes even weeks at a time, the proxy method will be the easiest option.:thumbsup:

    Orekul;8718583

    I think the op means his external ip address (if he has been banned from … I think the op means his external ip address (if he has been banned from sites this is the address they ban). He is with virgin media and they use fixed ip's as the previous poster stated, it is very hard to change the ip and even leaving the modem off for 24 hours may not help. It's best as stated previously to use a proxy server to access the site that the ip is banned from. My ip from vm rarely changes even weeks at a time, the proxy method will be the easiest option.:thumbsup:



    When I tried the 24 hour method few months back as advised by VM...it did change the ip.

    dcx_badass;8718052

    Virgin use a static IP, so might/probably not be able to do it.



    I don't think you will find Virgin use static ip's, they have always been dynamic. In the past they have not even had the option of paying for static (like some isp's).

    But having said that, even when the ip renews there's a high chance you will be assigned the same ip. I remember when i ran a game server on my pc the ip would change every 4 to 6 weeks but some people keep the same for several months.

    Switching off the modem as mentioned seems to renew a different ip sometimes.

    lilraul;8718832

    When I tried the 24 hour method few months back as advised by VM...it did … When I tried the 24 hour method few months back as advised by VM...it did change the ip.



    Maybe you need the modem switched off when the current ip expires. Run a command prompt and type 'ipconfig /all' to get the current lease time for your ip. Then keep the modem off when it's due to expire. No idea if this works, but just a thought. Thinking how the DHCP sever might be assigning ip's, as soon as your lease expires the mac address of your modem is possibly in the DHCP servers cache. If your modem is on the same ip will be assigned straight away. If the modem is off at this point and stays off the ip could then be assigned to a different MAC (modem) then when you turn yours back on a different ip is assigned.

    Anybody with with the technical epertise to comment on this ? Just curious now how it does work.

    I can't imagine myself living without internet for 24hour :thinking:

    Richierea;8719902

    Maybe you need the modem switched off when the current ip expires. Run a … Maybe you need the modem switched off when the current ip expires. Run a command prompt and type 'ipconfig /all' to get the current lease time for your ip. Then keep the modem off when it's due to expire. No idea if this works, but just a thought. Thinking how the DHCP sever might be assigning ip's, as soon as your lease expires the mac address of your modem is possibly in the DHCP servers cache. If your modem is on the same ip will be assigned straight away. If the modem is off at this point and stays off the ip could then be assigned to a different MAC (modem) then when you turn yours back on a different ip is assigned.Anybody with with the technical epertise to comment on this ? Just curious now how it does work.




    I think you're along the right lines

    You also could try ipconfig /release and reboot everything or poss ipconfig /renew

    tallpete33;8723225

    I think you're along the right linesYou also could try ipconfig /release … I think you're along the right linesYou also could try ipconfig /release and reboot everything or poss ipconfig /renew



    Releasing the ip is often suggested, but from what I read even rebooting doesn't seem to often work. From what I understand the DHCP server will normally be set to issue the same ip if renewed, hence the reason for keeping the machine switched off when the lease expires, then the ip gets issued to a different system.

    Maybe you could do a ipconfig /release to drop the ip like you say and keep the system off for x amount of time so your ip is issued somewhere else and then reboot/renew to obatin a different ip. Saves waiting for the lease to expire.
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