Solved

can i change my ip address?

Posted on 2000-03-29
7
171 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I swear ive seen a prog that will change your ip address but i didnt download it. Now i cant find it and im wondering if it even existed. So my question is can i change my ip address?, is there a prog to do so?
0
Comment
Question by:AznTurbo1120
7 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:palapatine
ID: 2667774
go to start then run and type winipcfg
0
 

Expert Comment

by:TheNever
ID: 2667815
You can fake your ip but you cant really change it without paying your server for a dynamic ip address (note, this applies only if you have a 24/7 connection such as cable or dsl). If you have a dial in connection, your ip changes everytime you dial in [ to a certain extent]. You can, however, download a program to fake your ip or mask it. You can also run through a proxy and mask your ip.

If you want some more information about proxies or such drop me a line at risc00@hotmail.com
Hope this helps.

-- The Never
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 2668022
why are you trying to change it.
0
The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
Otta earned 100 total points
ID: 2668378
> can I change my ip address?

Yes, but if you send IP-packets to some remote host, and those IP-packets contain the "changed" IP-address, that remote host will *NOT* route the "answer" IP-packets back to your computer.  So, it (mostly) makes this capability into a "useless" feature.

> is there a prog to do so?

Yes.
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:jhance
ID: 2670349
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:compmania
ID: 2673622
Well if you do have a cable modem or DSL this should be what you want:

Start - Settings - Control panel - Network - double click on the protocol you use to connect (If my area supported cable or DSL I would know)
Then insert the new address.

Since this would only work with a cable modem or DSL your other settings should be set up.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Otta
ID: 2673693
> ... Then insert the new address.

This can be done, but it won't have the effect you want.

All IP-packets that you "send" will contain the new IP-address, but when "answer" IP-packets are sent to that IP-address, your ISP will not deliver those IP-packets to your computer -- because the ISP will only deliver IP-packets which contain the "old" IP-address to you.

Compare it to switching apartments in the same building.
You can make a telephone-call, but when somebody tries to telephone you, the telephone in your "old" location will ring, and you won't be able to hear/answer it.

So, _WHY_ do you want to change IP-address?
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The Rasberry PI is a low cost piece of hardware that you can have a lot of fun with through experimenting and building/working on projects like media players, running a low cost computer, build data loggers etc. - see: https://www.raspberrypi.org
What do we know about Legacy Video Conferencing? - Full IT support needed! - Complicated systems at outrageous prices! - Intense training required! Highfive believes we need to embrace a new alternative.
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question