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Question on how to change Internet IP...help!
« on: June 27, 2011, 08:00:30 PM »
I was pointed towards your static IP program as a way of being able to change my internet IP when needed for online gaming, after reading one of your help topics, it appears it will not work for that purpose?, if thats the case, what other options are out there?, i do have a belkin wireless router, if that info is needed, i currently have the computer connected via CAT 5 to the router, another CAT 5 linking the cable modem  to the wireless router
Am i going to have to log in to multiplayer game servers using a proxy server, or contact my ISP and hopefully have my internet IP changed...any help would be appreciated :cheesy:

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Question on how to change Internet IP...help!
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Re: Question on how to change Internet IP...help!
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 08:27:41 PM »
The simple static IP program is for setting your computers IP to a static one when you are behind a router.

ISP's control your internet IP and change it every now and then. If you want a static internet IP they make you pay for it.
But with free services like
http://www.dyndns.com/services/dns/dyndns/

You dont need to pay for it. Use the dns option instead and you should be fine :wink:

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Re: Question on how to change Internet IP...help!
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 06:47:45 PM »
Would that allow me to change my internet IP tho, or would i need to have my ISP do that??, basically, in game if they ban your IP, you would either have to go in via proxy server or hopefully get another internet IP from the way i understand it, i was able to change it by unplugging the router and modem once when i left on vacation for 4 days, but i am not sure what the lease time is on the IP before it goes to something else.
Maybe i am confused on this..LOL..thanks for your patience tho!  :smiley:

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Re: Question on how to change Internet IP...help!
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 10:32:54 PM »
Your right, sometimes you can unplug your modem and back in to get a new IP. Otherwise you can't change it. But normally your ISP changes it often :wink:

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Re: Question on how to change Internet IP...help!
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011, 07:55:02 PM »
Ok, thanks for the help Shane!, I know it's got to be a pain in the butt to deal with newbies, so i do seriously appreciate your patience in working with me on this issue, i cant thank you enough! :smiley:
I look forward to trying out some of your other programs, Major Geeks reccomends you highly, and after my experience here, i have to say i do the same ! :smiley:

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Re: Question on how to change Internet IP...help!
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 08:09:00 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Question on how to change Internet IP...help!
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2011, 12:42:54 PM »
Shane, just a quick follow up, i was reading up some suggested help questions listed below mine, one of them was How do i change my modem IP?...it was from Comcast user, I have Cox myself, but i went and followed your suggestions listed, i did exactly what the user did, just changed 1 digit at the end of the MAC string, my Belkin router did its thing, plugged the modem back in....PRESTO!, the last 2 sets of my IP numbers are COMPLETELY different, tested it out against some servers i could not get in (game servers)...worked like a charm!, I again thank you for the wealth of info you provide here, saved me a phone call to my ISP provider!! :cheesy:

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Re: Question on how to change Internet IP...help!
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2011, 06:34:27 PM »
Good to hear  :cheesy:

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Re: Question on how to change Internet IP...help!
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