How To Change My IP address


There could be number of reasons on why you would want to change your IP address. The most common reason could be that your ip address may have been banned from a forum or a website. No matter what the reason, you can try the following to reset and change your ip address.

Sometimes disconnecting and turning off your cable/dsl modem for about five minutes or so and then reconnecting can result in getting a new ip address from your Internet Service Provider (ISP). If this does not help, you can try leaving the modem turned off over night and try again the next morning. If turning off the modem does not work, you can try one of the following depending on the Operating System you are running.

Try IpConfig reset and IpConfig renew commands

1. Open a command prompt window by typing cmd in the run window (Hit Start->Run and then type cmd).
2. After opening a command prompt window type "ipconfig reset" (without the quotes) and hit ENTER on the keyboard.
3. Now type "ipconfig/renew" and hit ENTER on the keyboard.
4. Now type ipconfig and check if the ip address has changed. You can also try the instructions provided in the following videos:



Steps to change IP address on Windows 98/ME

Try the following from the Start menu.

Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Network -> Network card -> TCP/IP -> IP address

Steps to change IP address on Windows 2000/ Windows XP

Try the following from the Start menu.

Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Network Connections -> Local Area Connection -> Properties -> Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).

How to change IP address in Red Hat Linux / Debian / Ubuntu / CentOS & Fedora Linux

For complete information and instructions on how to change and setup IP address in Red Hat Linux, go here.

For complete information and instructions on how to change and setup IP address in Debian / Ubuntu Linux, go here.




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