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Why are you so gungho on changing your public IP, any and all pron warez and torrents the ISP keeps a record of the IP you have had in the past as well as times you had them,,,

There is no reason at all that i can think of to try and force a public IP change

And as myself and others have said, you have no other options to change public IP then to unplug router and wait it out, and thats a big IF.

If your trying to circumvent a Public IP ban, there was a reason you were banned

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you should be able to unlug your cable modem's power for around 30-60 minutes (but sometimes much longer) and by the time you reboot you might get handed a new ip address.

also what budman says about changing your wan side mac address would be the fastest way to get a new ip.

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You might have to wait forever.. All depends on your ISP,

The can try and force the change by changing the mac on the wan interface of your router - does your router support mac cloning? What is the specific model of your router your showing there?

Then again what do you think your going to accomplish changing your public IP?? I would guess your trying to circumvent some sort of block? This is really the only reason to do such a thing.

Which is the best, secure (supports SSL and HTTPS) and annoynomous proxy software avalible. I want to buy one.. I need to switch ip for differnet geo domains to check my search results on different domains/geo locations? Which would be the best bet. Tried some chrome extention (hidemyass), it sucks though..Also how much would i compromise on my internet speed and security. I can pay for a better one but i need the top one in the list? Any suggestions

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There are different networks in play. You have control of the network between your PC and your Router (Internal network), Your ISP has control the network between your Router and their Router (External Network/Internet), Your ISP will connect to other networks they don't have control over.

What is displayed on whatismyip.com is controlled by Your ISP.

Some ISPs offer Dynamic IP addresses (They can change your IP address whenever they like), other offer static IP addresses (Your IP address never changes unless you ask them to change it).

Do not change the MAC address on a Cable modem, Most cable companies look at the MAC address to allow you onto their network.

If you wish to change the IP address that your ISP assigns you, there are a few things you can try:

1. Release/Renew the IP address on the modem, or reboot it. It is quite likely that the ISP will simply issue the same IP address again in this case.

2. Release the IP address or switch off the modem completely for a few days. Somebody else's modem in the area might be due for a new IP address to be handed out and hopefully will be issued with your old one instead of getting the same one again. When you plug back in/renew the IP address you could then get their one (or someone else has taken their old one you get someone else's, and so on).

3. Asking your ISP to give you a Static IP address if you are currently on Dynamic. There is usually and extra charge for this and not all ISPs offer it. Check if they will issue you with a new IP address if you do this.

4. If you already have a Static IP, request that the ISP gives you a new static IP. My ISP allows me to change my Static IP (included for free) using their online toolbox up to 50 times for free.

5. If you still can't change the IP address, get a new ISP. That will definitely give you a new IP address.

If you received a copyright infringement notice showing your IP address, this won't help you. Most ISPs keep a date/time log of when you had a particular IP address so they can still track you even if you change IP addresses. Also if you have been banned from something, sometimes the whole IP block is banned (so even if you change, if your new IP address is similar to the old it will be blocked also).

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"I need to switch ip for differnet geo domains to check my search results on different domains/geo locations?"

If this is what your looking to do, it is possible that a proxy would work. You would need one that allowed you to pick your geo location of the proxy.

Your better option in this case would be most likely to use a VPN that allows you to pick the country end point of the vpn vs a proxy.

But to be honest I don't think you need to go to such drastic measures.

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Also check, if you are using Cable or DSL, since Cable IPs are more tight controlled, some cable companies share public IPs to a geographic area, instead of giving each of the suscribers their own public IP...

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Epic trolling ;)

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I think you might want to look up the term again ;) What part of this thread is trolling?

Who is frustrated or angered in this post? Or for that matter how would the subject not belong in this section, etc.

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When I see "Epic trolling" I had to read from page one to find for the trolling. Sorry to tell you I didn't find one.

To the OP: The solution had already been given by BudMan. To get a new External IP, just clone your MAC address on your Router. Someone suggested not to do that, and he has a good point too, but this seems to be the only solution. I play Diablo 2 and for some reason they block my IP from logging in. I can't wait days to get my IP change while waiting for the ISP DNS to be released on schedule so the solution is just change my MAC address on my router and turn off the router and modem and wait for 90 seconds. Start up the system and you will get a new IP.

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"I need to switch ip for differnet geo domains to check my search results on different domains/geo locations?"

If this is what your looking to do, it is possible that a proxy would work. You would need one that allowed you to pick your geo location of the proxy.

Your better option in this case would be most likely to use a VPN that allows you to pick the country end point of the vpn vs a proxy.

But to be honest I don't think you need to go to such drastic measures.

http://support.googl...n&answer=179386

Specify your preferred location

[*]If you'd like to change your location, click Change Location and enter a street address, zip code, city and state, or country in the box that appears. Click Set to save your location setting.

[*]You can only specify a location within the country of your current Google domain. For instance, it's not possible to set a U.S. address on www.google.es, the Google domain for Spain. If you'd like to see results for a region outside of your Google domain, please specify the location in the search query (like [ bicycle repair paris ]) or visit a different Google local domain instead.

[*]If you don

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It really depends on your ISP at this point. I'm supposed to have dynamic addresses on my modem, but I was using the same IP address for four years until I switched to a router.

Mine is instant. The moment my modem/router loses connection, it gains a new IP address.

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I was too lazy to read all of this thread but I will give you what I know and you can apply it if it works for you.

If the ip address from your provider is dynamic then usually it will rarely change even if it is dynamic. Once it has expired it will be renewed and you will get the same ip address. They use your mac address to set your dynamic ip address so if you do not want to wait a long period of time and force it to change then this is the steps to take.

  1. Change your mac address. I do not know how to chagne the PC mac address but most routers allow you to set a mac address. By default they use their real mac address.
  2. Restart your router. (Either by the router page or by unplugging the router)
  3. Restart your modem. (I just pull the power and plug it back in)
  4. Within about a minute you will have a new ip address. The time depends on the hardware but should be within a minute. After your modem restarts you can always go to your router page and hit the buttons to release and then update the ip address. It is not necessary but can save seconds if you are impatient.

At least this works for cox.

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Mine is instant. The moment my modem/router loses connection, it gains a new IP address.

That's gotta suck if you ever have a need to remotely access your network by IP address.

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No. I have no problems teamviewing my desktop via my iphone or laptop or any device with teamviewer on it. Works fine.

Bigpond (the isp I am with) refreshes my ipaddress everytime I connect but my DHCP reversation addresses are always the same.

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