change ip address

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  1. iceman7311

    iceman7311 OSNN Senior Addict

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    how would one go about changing their ip address?
     
  2. zeke_mo

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    thier? If you have a router with a static IP then you change it on the computer. But you cant really change an ip. I think DSL changes IPs when it connects
     
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  3. LeeJend

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    It depends on if you have a static or dynamic IP address assigned by your internet provider.

    A dynamic IP will usually change periodically when you have your router (cable or DSL) disconnected. Try unplugging your router over night.

    If you have a static IP and are getting attacked you can call your ISP and request the IP be changed. They proabbly won't do it since then they would have to give that IP to someone else.
     
  4. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Changing mac address will change your IP.

    Search >>>> SMAC
     
  5. iceman7311

    iceman7311 OSNN Senior Addict

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    where do i change my mac address


    oh and if it helps any i want to change my ip address b/c i was wrongfully kicked from a server on a game and i want to get back on and this particlular server kicks by using ip adresses




    and leejend i unplug my router instead of my modem??????
     
  6. napalmnthemorning

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    You could request an IP change from your ISP if you have a legit reason.
     
  7. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    You could also use a free proxy server to mask your real IP. Not sure if that's really ethical in this instance, but if you were wrongfully kicked off then I suppose it could be justified.

    Also, you might try releasing and renewing your IP to see if it changes.

    From the command prompt:
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew

    Chances are that you'll pull the same IP, but it might be dynamic.
     
  8. Xie

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    Does this game server have mods, or is it all scripts kicking? If the former then joining w/ a new IP will only get you a perm ban (wrongful ban or not) most likely. Most games have tons of servers .. pick a new one. :)
     
  9. iceman7311

    iceman7311 OSNN Senior Addict

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    this is the only server witht the good mods so i have to find a new way in



    i guess ill try keeping my modem and router unpluged over night
     
  10. Xie

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    Depending on your connection you could always host your own game and have whatever mods you want. :p
     
  11. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    If you have a dynamic IP, just turning the modem off and back on will usually give you a new IP address. Changing the MAC addres won't do anything, nor do you have to turn the modem off overnight.
     
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  12. kcnychief

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    Actually changing the MAC address won't do anything, and the MAC really can't be changed. His IP is tied to the MAC on his Cable/DSL Modem.

    I have Comcast, and I know for a fact they won't forcefully change your IP for ANY reason without a Court Order. Kinda lame when you can do it yourself. Only way I know that it is guarenteed to work is leaving your modem off for at least 12 hours, hoping your neighbors or someone else in your node will obtain your IP.

    Also make sure that if you have a router, you do the /release and /renew on the router itself. Running this locally on a PC when there is a router setup will only pull a different 192.168.1.x IP which is Internal.
     
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  13. iceman7311

    iceman7311 OSNN Senior Addict

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    alright thank you all u all are always very helpful




    can someone give me some rep points this is sad:(
     
  14. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Sorry but you are wrong.

    Changing MAC of your network connection (network card) does work to change IP address.

    I have Comcast as well and all I have to do is change the MAC of my NIC. Reboot PC and modem then my IP address changes.

    If I hook up to USB instead of going through my network card I get a different IP address as well.

    You just have to make sure you reboot modem after changing MAC as Comcast only allows one MAC address now be it NIC or USB connection.
     
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  15. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Do you give rep points to people who help you? That's the best way to get rep points later on.
     
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  16. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    You can change a MAC. When I had Qwest.net sometime back and I had a NIC card go bad on me, I swapped it out with another. Not only a different MAC (obviously) but a dif manufacturer (part of the MAC is manufacturer specific, so it will be the same on all 3Com NICs for instance) and the remaining part is unique per card... Never had to contact them.

    I wouldn't recommend this for long, but if on DHCP, you can ping for an unused MAC, and then statically assign that to your PC. I wouldn't keep it long though, as if the DHCP server assigns it, and you have it statically assigned, it can cause some probs. The same IP can't be used twice...

    If attacks is the consideration, you really need a firewall at your end. Whatever IP you have, you'll notice port scans and stuff not all that uncommonly. If hackers find something of interest, they might test some things off your box, even with another IP. Best to secure your box...

    Oh, and BTW, if it's static, don't bother without calling them. All IPs not provisioned are probably locked out of the system. If there's a prob (as one developed with one of my IPs), just call them. My package does come with multiple IPs. Anyhow, when I couldn't even ping the gateway with it, let along browse or play a game, tech support just said "oh, we've had some probs like that with other customers too. Don't know why." No more questions, he did a depro on the non-working IP address, and re-provisioned it right there, no doubt leaving it to their engineers to track down why this was happening to multiple customers, without the customers losing some of their services.
     
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  17. iceman7311

    iceman7311 OSNN Senior Addict

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    where does one change their mac address???
     
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