How to Change Your IP Address


There are many reasons why a person would want to change his or her IP address. This tutorial will show you how to change the IP address of a wired or wireless computer, not the IP address of an internet connection. (To do this, you need to contact your service provider.) Read on to find out how to change your IP address on both a Windows and Mac computer.

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Changing Your IP Address on Windows

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Are you ready to get your geek on? Follow these steps to easily disable your internet: Press the Windows key and R to get to the Run dialog. Then press Command and Enter. Finally, type in "ipconfig /release" and press Enter.

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Go to Network And Internet → Network and Sharing Center → Change adapter settings.

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(Your internet connection may be called "Local Area Connection" or "Wireless Internet Connection.") Click properties. If prompted, type in an admin code to continue.

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Open it, and click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Press the Properties button.

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Type in a string of ones, so that your new IP address says 111-111-111-111.

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Click "ok" twice to bring you back to the "Local Area Connection" screen.

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A dialog box saying "Since this connection is currently active, some settings will not take effect until the next time you dial it" may pop up. This is normal. Click "ok."Image:Change Your IP Address Step 7.jpg

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Press the Properties button.

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" Close the 2 properties box again and connect to the web. Your computer should have a new IP address.

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Changing Your IP Address on Mac OS

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..." This will open up your network preferences.

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You can do this a number of ways. Perhaps the most efficient way is to find a website that offers free proxy server.

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This site should offer free web proxies, clearly indicating several different factors: Country Speed Connection time Type

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This should also be displayed on your free web proxy website, along with the IP address. Make sure the two correspond.

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Begin browsing. You may be redirected to a webpage for several seconds before you are allowed to proceed. Enjoy!