Many people change their domain IP address for a variety of reasons. Some do it to circumvent the IP bans from certain sites, games, and forums, while most do it to protect their virtual information. Security is one of the main reasons for the change. If you want to do it, here are some of the steps that you need to do if you want to get another IP address.
- For Public IPs.
- Unplug your modems. When your modulator-demodulator has been disconnected for a long time, there is a high chance that your IP server will assign you a new address.
- Set a timer to five minutes. According to Information Technology (IT) experts, IP addresses are usually renewed by this short span of time. Reconnect after the said time. If it was futile, you may need to remove the plug overnight or at least for full eight hours.
- Connect on a new device. The domain IP address are usually interrelated with the first device that the modem has been connected to. After reconnecting the modem, you will need to turn off everything, including the computer. However, before doing this, you have to make sure first that your antivirus is up-to-date since getting a new IP address will make you vulnerable to certain malwares and viruses.
- Connect through the Ethernet port. Afterwards, you will need to turn on the modem followed by the computer. Make sure that there is at least a one-minute interval before switching on the latter as it is recommended that the modem is fully turned on before reconnection. The reason for this is that you do not want any power surges to happen since the two will require high voltages and there is a chance that they will “rob” each other of the electric force that they could possibly get.
- Turn off the computer again. Once you see that it has been connected, it is a signal that you have a new domain IP address as you have hit the internet. Hence, you need to turn it off so that the modem could be connected again to the router.
- Contact your ISPs. This is for the rare cases that the sic methods mentioned were not effective in solving the problem.
- For Private IPs.
- Renew your IP address. This could be easily done in the prompt setting. All you need to do is type cmd, ipconfig, ipconfig/release, and ipconfig/renew consecutively.
- Use your router. Since it is the device responsible for your IP address, you will need to manipulate it a little. Open up the section for the Local Area Network (LAN) and select a device from all those devices connected to it. Once you see the IP address of that device, you could just change its last digit so that it will be unique. You have a choice from 1 to 100.
- Check if the IP address change has been successful.
You could now enjoy surfing the internet with all the IP conflicts resolved.