- 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