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Windows 7: Can't change my IP address...


15 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Can't change my IP address...

Hey guys, you know when you go to Google and type in "what is my ip", it will show you your IP address. Yeah, but it shows mine, and it's called "Public IP Address."

For example, lets say I go to google.com and type in "what is my ip"...

Then this shows up...

Your public IP address is 24.xxx.xxx.xx

Yeah, so I contacted my ISP, teksavvy, about that but then they told me to take out that white big cable, from behind the modem and leave it for 10 minutes but it doesn't work after reconnect it after 10 minutes.

And when I re-called them about that, they said the same thing, to disconnect that cable for 10 minutes and connect it again, but then I said "Will that change my Public IP address or what"? then they are like "I don't know what you mean by that" Then after that. they are like, if you can change the IP address, then that is the only way you can change it. NO OTHER WAY!!!

Please help me guys, so can I actually change my public IP address? I know I can change my other "192.168.x.x" ip address in my router...


please help me guys..thanks very much


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15 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Your ip address that is seen from the internet is the ip address assigned by your ISP, and that address is only your router. The only time the address of your computer is used on the internet is if you make a point-to-point connection with an instant message program, a peer-to-peer communications program, for example Skype, depending on how the connection is made, then your IP address is also available to the computer with which yours is communicating.
Your ISP can change the address of your router at any time.
The important thing to realize is that you do not own your IP address, your ISP or service provider does. All public information about that IP address will in all likelihood refer only to them.
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15 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post
Your ip address that is seen from the internet is the ip address assigned by your ISP, and that address is only your router. The only time the address of your computer is used on the internet is if you make a point-to-point connection with an instant message program, a peer-to-peer communications program, for example Skype, depending on how the connection is made, then your IP address is also available to the computer with which yours is communicating.
Your ISP can change the address of your router at any time.
The important thing to realize is that you do not own your IP address, your ISP or service provider does. All public information about that IP address will in all likelihood refer only to them.
so how do i change it???????????????
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15 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry, I don't understand which ip address you are trying to change. The router or your computer?
You should contact your ISP about getting a static ip address. ISP's nearly always charge extra each month for a static address.
A static ip would enable you to access your computer remotely without going through a paid server. For example to access a home video surveillance system.
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15 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Read this about changing your ip address How Do I Change My IP Address
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15 Aug 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

thetechrishab,
The possible MAC addresses in Windows 7 for wireless adapters:
  • X2-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
  • X6-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
  • XA-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
  • XE-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX

WIN | cmd.exe | enter |
Ipconfig /all > ipinfo.txt

IpInfo.TXT has your original IP address.


WIN | DevMgmt.MSC | ENTER | dbl-clk on Network Adapters |
rt-clk on your ...Wireless Network Adapter | Properties |
Advanced tab | select Network Address (in Property area) |
Value radio button | enter desired MAC address | OK

Examples of MAC addresses:
023344556677
16A098765432
3Affeeddbbcc
4E44667799aa

WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.
MAC Media Access Control address
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16 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post
Sorry, I don't understand which ip address you are trying to change. The router or your computer?
You should contact your ISP about getting a static ip address. ISP's nearly always charge extra each month for a static address.
A static ip would enable you to access your computer remotely without going through a paid server. For example to access a home video surveillance system.
okay i dont know which but i am trying to change the one when you go to google and type in what is my ip. then it shows your ip. i dont know if its isps or what...

please tell me
tanks!
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16 Aug 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Any particular reason for wanting to change it?

Teksavvy cable is wholesale Rogers cable, and I can tell you from personal experience with both (currently with Teksavvy) that the IP might as well be static for the amount that it changes seeing as it is actually dynamic. Sometimes it can take up to 24 hours or more (10 minutes is nowhere near long enough) with the cable disconnected from the modem to get a new IP assigned. I know in the past I went 4 or 5 days with no connection and when I got back online I still had the same IP from before.
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16 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I like Stormy have the same question. Why do you want to change your IP address? What are you trying to do that you need to change the IP address that Google indicates on line? Knowing why could help us help you.
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16 Aug 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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