I wanted to change my IP address. I looked all over and tried different things. But I was on a static IP so it did no good to try to try to change IP. My IP did not change until I called my ISP and asked for a dynamic IP. I found the following information (below) during my search to change IP. The methods do not involve proxies. Instead these are ways to tell your box (modem etc) to switch IP. I found this informative video. video: 5 Ways to change your IP ht*tp://www.y*outube.com/watch?v=7zhGxgV6vG0 #2. whatismyip.com (found it somewhere on their forum) This works for Windows XP 1. Click on "Start" in the bottom left hand corner of screen 2. Click on "Run" 3. Type in "cmd" and hit ok You should now be at an MSDOS prompt screen. 4. Type "ipconfig /release" just like that,without quotes 5. Type "ipconfig /renew" without the quotes Wait a minute. That should do it.