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

16 Aug 2012   #11
Bumpkin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

When you google "what is my ip" it will only return address of your ISP, not your router or computer.

I think you are beating a dead horse trying to change your ip.


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19 Aug 2012   #12
TheTechRishab

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post
When you google "what is my ip" it will only return address of your ISP, not your router or computer.

I think you are beating a dead horse trying to change your ip.
I am not understanding what you mean by only return address of your ISP, not your router or computer. Plz expalin
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20 Aug 2012   #13
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

See this pic from FAQ: What is the difference between LAN IP address and WAN IP address?:

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The address that gets returned from the query is the 194.223.19.212. That's the address assigned to you by your ISP. The addresses on the downstream (left) side of the modem are invisible to the internet. Your ISP probably manages your modem and I think they can see up to the router, but they definitely can't see past your router.

By the way: ISP = Internet Service Provider. You likely get assigned a dynamic IP address, which is why they told you to disconnect the cable. When you reconnect you may get a different address. But that's not guaranteed. Depends on their network map/setup/config.

I get a dynamic address from my ISP, yet it acts like it's static; it hasn't changed in years. Of course my modem is on 99.99% of the time. The only opportunity for it to change is after it's been off/disconnected. The downtime is just too short for it to happen (at least by the way my ISP manages it).


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29 Oct 2013   #14
DonnieFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What about VPN?!
I personally use this one free software...
VPN Service Pricing and Free VPN
Maybe you can try it!
It works great BTW
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29 Oct 2013   #15
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Why do you want to change your public IP address?
It is important to understand that the public IP address doesn't belong to you. It isn't yours to change. The IP address belongs to your ISP and is leased to you for the purposes of connecting to the Internet. What that address will be and how or if it can be changed is up to your ISP.
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30 Oct 2013   #16
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

A common reason people want to change their public IP is to circumvent file hoster waiting time.

Lets say you wanted to download the latest blockbuster movie from a filehost site (possible copyright issues here). The large file might be split into multiple rars. Part #1 downloads OK, but when you go for part #2 you get the message 'limit of 1 file per 2hrs - get a premium account for unlimited downloads' or whatever (its how they make their $$$). They know its you because they know your IP. Solution - reboot your router and your ISP will reallocate a different IP, so the filehoster thinks you are a different person.

BTW I'm not suggesting the OP is an illegal movie downloader (or condoning such activity), although his ISP's reply re: rebooting or reconnecting to get a different dynamic IP was correct.
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