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My IP Address... What is it really?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by slipchamber, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. slipchamber

    slipchamber Registered Member

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    Can someone clear this up for me once and for all... Does my physical computer actually have it's own IP address as well as the router that I am going through? The reason I ask, is because a forum I've been on for a while is now banning me for signing up with multiple accounts even after I clear my cookies. It used to be easy, I'd clear all my cookies, and sign up for a new account no problem but today, I tried it again like I always do, and BAM... Banned.. What's the best way around this? Thanks! I know this is a newb question but I know your answers will help others too!!
     
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    Narrator Power Member

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    Your computer has an ip address inside your local network. The router your going through has a public ip address (assigned by your ISP) which is what the websites see.

    Depending on your ISP you have either a dynamic ip or static ip. If you have a dynamic ip, your ip address changes everytime you connect to the internet, so you can change it just by unpluging your router/modem. If you have a static ip you may have to make a request to your ISP so change it. To test this go to whatismyip dot com and write down your ip, then unplug and plug in your router and/or modem then go back to site and see if it changed.

    The forum uses a combination or your email, ip address, and cookies to identify you.
     
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  3. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Your computer has it's own IP address, assigned by your router (or modem). Go to IPChicken.com or WhatsMyIP.org
     
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    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Your computer has it's own IP address, assigned by your router (or modem). Go to IPChicken.com or WhatsMyIP.org
     
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    99% of ISP's provide dynamic IP from a pool of ips you just need to figure out the lease time of your ip. If you are able to successfully reboot your router and get a new ip then just go for it.
     
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    99% of ISP's provide dynamic IP from a pool of ips you just need to figure out the lease time of your ip. If you are able to successfully reboot your router and get a new ip then just go for it.
     
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    You can find out your external IP address belonging to the router by going to whatismyip.com - this is the email address that the internet sees you as having. Your computer will also have an IP address and if you don't recall setting it, then it's probably configured by DHCP to dish out an address starting with 192.168.x.x

    Your machine's address isn't important, it's the address of the router, and by the sound of it yours is banned. You could either try turning off your router for 10 seconds or so and turning back on, to see if you pick up a new address, or keep it switched off for a few days and turn it back on. It really just depends on how long your ISP leases your router the IP address. What you need, is to turn the router back on after the IP release is due to be renewed.

    If you point your browser to 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 you may be able to log onto the router if you know the password, as they are the usual default IP addresses used for our home routers. If you can log in, you can try to find a page that mentions the IP lease and more specifically, when it's due to expire. If you can find that, and the date when the IP was originally leased, the router will try to renew that same IP half way between the lease date and the expirary date. If your router is switched off at this point, when you turn it back on, you have the chance of it acquiring a new IP. I've done this myself a couple of times.

    If that doesn't work for you and you really need access to that forum, you'll have to use a proxy instead.