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Hiding IP Address

HOw can I really hide my IP Address when browsing a website. For example, when I log into a Paypal Account, because of IP difference from the previous Log-In's, its restricts me.
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PsiCopCommented:
Short Answer: You can't.

Long Answer: You can try using a Proxy server, if you have access to one. But that still won't allow you to do what you want.
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shard26Commented:
there are programs that will spoof your IP address. But even those apps don't let you pick what IP your traffic appears to come from, I think they pick it for you.

I stole this from JJ2

You are talking about stealth mode surfing....

Check out this site:
http://www.subdimension.com/nettools/anonymizit/index.shtml
 
or...log in to this site and register for a free membership
http://www.surfola.com/


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ahoffmannCommented:
as said before:
 you need to use a anonymizing proxy

(and there are some which hide you IP in a way that it *cannot* be traced back, EE policies do not allow to post links, but you can search the web ;-)
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aymangrayCommented:
hi my friend

i will tell you , visit this and you will find your answer
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=hide+my+ip

there are a lot of softwares ; it will help you.

YOU CAN FIND IT BY YOURSELF.

thank you
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maotxCommented:
The only true way of hiding your ip address is to use someone elses.

You cannot effectively use the Internet if you truly spoof your ip address as the packets being sent to "your computer" will goto the spoofed addressed, not your computer.

Easiest, simplest, and quickest way is to goto
http://www.atomintersoft.com/products/alive-proxy/proxy-list 
and set up one of those proxys at the bottom in your web browser, such as Internet Explorer.

Open Internet Explorer, goto tools-Internet Options. Click on the Connections Tab, then LAN Settings at the bottom.
Check "Use a proxy server for your LAN...." and enter in the address and port listed on the proxy list site.
Example: 80.33.108.107:80
You would enter 80.33.108.107 for the address and 80 for the port.  

Restart Internet Explorer and surf the Internet to http://www.whats-my-ip.com.
It will show you the ip address that it detects that your using.  It will never know your real one.

WARNING!!: ALL SURFING THAT YOU DO WHILE GOING THROUGH ANY PROXY, NO MATTER IF SETUP THROUGH YOUR WEB BROWSER OR A PROGRAM, CAN BE VIEWED BY THE OWNERS/MAINTAINERS OF THAT PROXY SERVER.  If the site you are viewing is using SSL, or Secure Socket Layer, for authorization, you can feel a little bit more comfortable logging in as all your data to and from that page is encrypted.  
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SunBowCommented:
I don't understand many such answers. I agree more with:

PsiCop > Short Answer: You can't.

From me, the longer answer is that if you want consistency, get rif of dial up access and go with cable, direct connect.  Those work better when banking from home.  You still get the problem of difference between home and work, and a better resolution is to deal more directly with the institutions themselves. THey should be aware of problem and need for a fix.  I am aware that many appear either ignorant or indifferent.  If they are found by you to be too incompatible, then I'd suggest seeking a competetive alternative.

Try asking them more directly, talk to them like they are your servant, in business to fill your needs. You are a shopper, and willing to compare them with others.  Try to not let it go the other way, that you are stuck doing everything their way or else.  Let the 'or else' be your option, not theirs.
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SunBowCommented:
You can run, you cannot hide

maotx > The only true way of hiding your ip address is to use someone elses.

This is completely untrue.  Some people who assumed that just got sent to prison for several years. Their claims of ignorance were no excuse.
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SunBowCommented:
Another one bites the dust:
http://www.startribune.com/stories/789/5068339.html
Jurors recommended that Jeremy Jaynes, 30, be sentenced to nine years in prison and fined Jessica DeGroot, 28, $7,500 after convicting them of three counts each of sending e-mails with fraudulent and untraceable routing information.
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gecko_au2003Commented:
get dial up and disconnect and recconect and each time you dial up it will change your ip, or just sign up to different ISP's ?
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maotxCommented:
>SunBow >> maotx > The only true way of hiding your ip address is to use someone elses.
>SunBow > This is completely untrue.  Some people who assumed that just got sent to prison for several years. Their claims of ignorance were no excuse.

On the contrary.  I was referring to spoofing an IP address to look like someone elses.
If you send a packet out with a different ip address (not any application can do this) then it will go without your address.  The formation of the packet header in protocols that use IPv4 create the stamp of your ip address at level 3 of the OSI model, the Network layer.  At this layer you can actually change the way the datagrams, or packets, are formed easily in Linux, Windows XP, Windows 2000, etc.

This means you can send out a specially crafted packet out on the Internet that is completly spoofed of its real origin.
Do keep in mind that this is only one step from complete anonymity as you also have to change the MAC address.

Of course, this wouldn't do you anygood either as you can't get any traffic back.

If you use someone's proxy server, the intendid client that you are visiting will have the proxy server's ip address on it.  The only way they can trace it is to retrieve a court order demanding the proxy server's owner to hand over THEIR logs which would then have your ip address in it, if they were logging.

Here, let me just rephrase "The only true way of hiding your ip address is to use someone elses" to "The best you can get to hiding your ipaddress is to make it as complicated as possible for someone to trace it."

Spoofing is damn near untraceable, if done right.

A proxy server will DEFINATLY work to fool a webserver of your ip address.  Be sure to clear your cookies to as that may identify your previous session as well.
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SunBowCommented:
The accepted answer is incorrect

maotx > Spoofing is damn near untraceable, if done right.

I think you've neglected to both read the existing laws in the states, and a review of the link which should clearly show that proceeding under these presumptions can yield the user a very expensive path to an extended jail term.

Common users being spoofed can get up to $1000 for each and every occurence

Besides, that kind of answer would only apply to a different question.

This question was not how to hide address, but how to notify a recipient that you are indeed the proper sender when utilizing a separate IP address

Therefor, the question does not match the answer, I am sorry! Both wrong!
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maotxCommented:
I never said that it wasn't illegal to spoof your ip address.

However, common browsing of the Internet via a proxy server is not.

The question was "How can I really hide my IP Address when browsing a website?"

The quickest and LEGAL way of doing that is to use a proxy server.

Also, the spammers had charges filed against them for the untraceable ip information because of the latest anti-spam laws.  Read those laws up.  I can legally spoof my ip address.  I do it all the time.
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PsiCopCommented:
Remember, there is no "The Law".

Lws vary, from country to country, state to state, locality to locality. What is legal where I am sitting typing this may be illegal where you are sitting reading this. Or vice-versa.
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ahoffmannCommented:
>  The only way they can trace it is to retrieve a court order demanding the proxy server's owner to hand over THEIR logs which would then have your ip address in it, if they were logging.
Lucky if you know a proxy which applies to these conditions :-P
 and there're countries which have laws to protect your privacy (hence such a proxy is legal)
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