How to change my IP address ? (Broadband users)
Your IP address is your identity on the internet. Your Broadband service providers will assign your computer or home network a static IP address. If you're connected to a broadband network and need to change your IP address try following the steps below.
- Method-1: Turn off your modem and wireless router
Getting a new IP address may be as simple as disconnecting the power to your broadband modem. Disconnect the power from the modem and leave it disconnected for a few minutes. If you have a network router connected to the modem, we also suggest disconnecting the power to the router. Try it once and If the above suggestion do not work, disconnect the power to the modem and router (if applicable) and leave them disconnected overnight or for as long as possible.
If this doesn't work either, chances are your internet service provider has tagged the ip address to the mac address of your router. Lets try changing the mac address of the router using the below method
- Method-2: Clone the MAC Address of your router
Log in to the router management console. (By opening a browser, and navigating to 192.x.x.x). Look for the mac address clone option, enable it and type in a new mac address (you can use your desktop / laptop / mobile phone's mac address here) and save the changes
Once done, power off / unplug both the modem and the router, wait for a couple of minutes and turn it on again.
You should have been assigned a new ip address now !
- Method-3: Contact the ISP
If none of the above suggestions helps you change your IP address, it's possible that your ISP prevents a new IP address from being assigned unless it is abandoned for days. In this situation, its usually easiest to contact the ISP to get the IP address changed
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