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How to Change Your IP Address

You may want to change your IP address if you're concerned about online privacy. Follow these tips to get you moving to a new address.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Ask ISP Ask your internet service provider to change your IP address if it is static. A static IP address applies if you use a cable modem or DSL, and is the permanent address assigned to your computer.
  • Step 2: Turn off your computer Turn off your computer, router, and modem overnight to get a new IP address.
  • TIP: Turning off your computer will not give you a new IP address if you have a long lease time, which is set by your internet service provider.
  • Step 3: Clone Mac Clone your Mac address to change your IP address if you have a long lease time. A Mac address is a hardware address assigned to your network connecting device.
  • Step 4: Follow instructions Follow the instructions on the manufacturer's web site to clone your Mac at your router.
  • FACT: Did you know? Some IP addresses are dynamic, changing every time a user logs on to the internet.

You Will Need

  • A computer with internet access

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