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How to get my IP address?

Every device connected to the public Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses consist of four numbers separated by periods (also called a ‘dotted-quad’) and look something like 127.0.0.1.
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What is a Proxy Server?

A proxy server is a computer that offers a computer network service to allow clients to make indirect network connections to other network services. A client connects to the proxy server, then requests a connection, file, or other resource available on a different server.
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How do I change my IP address?

Before trying any other methods to change your IP address, try turning off (or unplugging the power of) your Cable/DSL modem for five minutes. In many cases this will change your IP address. However, if that does not change your IP address, repeat the process for 8 hours (overnight works well) instead of 5 minutes. This will result in an IP change.
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How do I hide my IP address?

The most common method to hide your IP address is to use a proxy server in one form or another. A proxy server is a computer that offers a computer network service to allow clients to make indirect network connections to other network services.
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How to get my IP address?

START > RUN > TYPE “cmd” > TYPE “ipconfig /all” Displays your: IP address, Host name, Physical/MAC address, Subnet Mask, Default gateway, DNS servers.

IP Address

Every device connected to the public Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses consist of four numbers separated by periods (also called a ‘dotted-quad’) and look something like 127.0.0.1.

Since these numbers are usually assigned to internet service providers within region-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the region or country from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. An IP address can sometimes be used to show the user’s general location.

Because the numbers may be tedious to deal with, an IP address may also be assigned to a Host name, which is sometimes easier to remember. Hostnames may be looked up to find IP addresses, and vice-versa. At one time ISPs issued one IP address to each user. These are called static IP addresses. Because there is a limited number of IP addresses and with increased usage of the internet ISPs now issue IP addresses in a dynamic fashion out of a pool of IP addresses (Using DHCP). These are referred to as dynamic IP addresses. This also limits the ability of the user to host websites, mail servers, ftp servers, etc. In addition to users connecting to the internet, with virtual hosting, a single machine can act like multiple machines (with multiple domain names and IP addresses).

Knowing your IP address can allow you (and others you tell) to access services running on your machine such as online games, servers (FTP, web, mail), and remote access utilities (PCAnywhere, GoToMyPC, MS Remote Desktop.

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What is a Proxy Server?

Proxy Server

A proxy server is a computer that offers a computer network service to allow clients to make indirect network connections to other network services. A client connects to the proxy server, then requests a connection, file, or other resource available on a different server. The proxy provides the resource either by connecting to the specified server or by serving it from a cache. In some cases, the proxy may alter the client’s request or the server’s response for various purposes. The use of a proxy server can help to hide, conceal, otherwise make your identity anonymous, by not showing your IP address.

To achieve strong anonymity, intermediate services may be employed to thwart attempts at identification, even by governments. These attempt to use cryptography, passage through multiple legal jurisdictions, and various methods to thwart traffic analysis to achieve this. Examples include anonymous remailers, Anonymous P2P systems, and services of the Anonymizer company, among others. There are a wide variety of software packages available that allow you to hide/conceal your IP address by using proxy servers. These packages include: Anonymizer, Anonymous Surfing, Proxify, NetConceal, Privacy Pro, Ghost Surf, Hide IP, Stealth Surf, and many more.

Visiting a site such as this one, when using a proxy server, will show the IP address of the proxy server, unless the proxy server passes along the original/real IP address of the user.

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How do I change my IP address?

Windows – Computer connected directly to the modemt
  • Get to a command prompt. (START, run, cmd).
  • Type ipconfig /release (on the command line)
  • Type ipconfig /renew (on the command line)
Windows (second option) – Computer connected directly to the modemt
  • Get to a command prompt. (START, run, cmd).
  • Type ipconfig /release (on the command line)
  • Shut down computer
  • Turn off all ethernet hubs/switches and cable/DSL modem.
  • Leave off overnight.
  • Turn everything back on.
Network with Router
  • Log into the router’s admin console. (Often http://192.168.1.1/)
  • Release the IP address. (Method varies by router manufacturer).
  • Turn off router, ethernet hubs/switches, and the cable/DSL modem.
  • Leave off overnight.
  • Turn everything back on.

If you are using a cable/DSL modem and a router, you may wish to connect your computer directly to the cable/DSL modem. Please note that this could significantly impact your system security. This allows your ISP’s DHCP to issue you a new (hopefully changed) IP address based of the (hardware) MAC address of your computer’s ethernet card.

If all the above has not worked to change your IP address and you have a router, check and see if there is a “Clone MAC Address” option. Using it should change your IP address; however, you’ll only be able to do it once (in most cases).

These will not work in all cases. If all else fails contact your internet service provider (ISP) and ask them if they are able to change your IP address or how long your connection needs to be off for your IP address to change.

TIf you are trying to change your IP address because you are just trying to access web based forums you may wish to attempt to configure your internet browser to use a proxy server.

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