How to change IP address

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I have two PCs so I am using a router. I have a Globe DSL connection with the modem Huawei. I know it doesn't sound famous. Previously, I have Siemens Speedstream but then it malfunctioned so the company provided me with new modem. But, ever since I've used it, it is not compatible with my Edimax BR6314k router. I've searched through different forums and I was told that I have to change my current PC IP address.

How should I change my IP address?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #93727

How to change IP address


You computer's IP address is either set via DHCP (through the modem/router) also known as Dynamic IP or as a Static IP one which you change manually.

For computers getting the IP address through DHCP, these would change every now and then depending on the DHCP server which is managing the allocation of IP addresses on the network.

To set a static IP address in Windows 7:

  • Go to Network and Sharing Center
  • Go to Change Adapter Settings
  • Right click on the connection that you want to set a Static IP address on and select Properties
  • Open Internet Protocol Version 4 (leave it checked)
  • Choose Use the following IP address and Use the following DNS server address
  • Then set the IP address that you want to have.

Make sure your chosen IP address is within the IP address range of the DHCP server and see to it that you choose an address which would be conveniently safe/away/different from the usual IP addresses set by DHCP to prevent IP address conflicts.

Answered By 0 points N/A #93729

How to change IP address



You can change your IP address by turning off or unplugging the power your Cable/DSL Modem for five minutes. However, if that does not work, repeat the process for 8 hours (overnight works well) instead of five minutes. 

If the above does not result in your IP address changing, you can do the following:

  • Get to a command prompt. (START, run, cmd)
  • Type ipconfig /release.
  • Shut down computer.
  • Turn off all ethernet hubs/switches.
  • Turn off 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. 

I hope this one helped you.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #93731

How to change IP address


There are many ways to change your IP address. Some methods will work for you but may not work for someone else and vice versa.  I am going to cover how to change your IP address in Windows 2000, XP, 2003, and 7 using command prompt.

For Windows 7, you can follow these steps:

  • Click Start
  • Click All Programs expand the Accessories menu
  • In the Accessories menu, Right Click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator
  • Type ipconfig /release and hit enter
  • Click Start, Control Panel, and open Network and Sharing Center. Depending on your view, you may have to click Network and Internet  before you see the Network and Sharing Center icon.
  • From the Tasks menu on the left, choose Manage Network Connections
  • Find and Right click on the active Local Area Connection and choose Properties (If you’re hit with a UAC prompt, choose Continue)
  • Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  • Click on Use the following IP address
  • Enter a false IP like
  • Press Tab and the Subnet Mask section will populate with default numbers
  • Hit OK twice
  • Right click the active Local Area Connection again and choose Properties
  • Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  • Choose Obtain an IP address automatically
  • Hit OK twice

I have inquired about manually assigning their IP address. This IS possible, but you run a very high risk of your ISP banning you from connecting to the Internet. To manually change your IP, follow the steps above for your Operating System.

In step 9 or 10, depending on your O/S, enter an IP similar to the one displayed in the command prompt window. For example, if the IP displayed in the command prompt window is, change yours to You’ll also need to manually enter the Subnet, Gateway and DNS Server IP addresses. If the new IP you give your computer doesn’t work, chances are someone else on the ISP network has already been assigned that IP.

You’ll need to move on to the next one and keep trying until you find an open one. Keep in mind that some ISPs match up your MAC or modem data to the address that’s been assigned. If those 2 things don’t match up, you won’t be able to connect no matter what. If your router gets the IP and not your computer, you’ll need to HTTP in to your routers interface and manually assign the IP there. It’s pretty much the same method as assigning the IP to your computer.

The method that varies is in how you reach your Huawei routers interface. You can get the instructions from your manufacturer’s website.

(or you can also use IP changing software)


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