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Why I Never Need A Proxy. Change Your IP in 3 clicks and 15 seconds.

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by haverox, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. haverox

    haverox Regular Member

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    I've been trying to build my presence here lately as I mostly just lurk around so I fiqured I'd share a super easy way to change your IP address if you have a dynamic connection. *If this is in the wrong section I apologize as I wasn't sure.

    OK
    1) open up notepad (not word or wordpad) and type the following
    ipconfig/release
    ipconfig/flushdns
    PAUSE
    ipconfig/renew

    2) Save that as what ever name you like but make sure you put .bat at the end as a file extension.

    3) now make sure you have RUN command prompt on your start menu and open it. If you dont then you can get it there by right-clicking on your bottom most task task bar, select properties, go to the tab "start menu", and click on customize. Once on that screen if you scroll down a little bit you will see a check box titled "RUN Command", make sure that's checked.

    4) Now once you have RUN open click browse and select the file you made in the first step from where ever you put it and click ok.

    5) after about 2 seconds a screen will come up saying "Press Any Key To Continue". At this point unplug your modem (and router too if your behind one and want to play it extra safe, although not necessary ) and wait about ten seconds before finally pressing a key to continue.

    6) plug your modem back in and enjoy your new ip address.

    As always thanks+rep not need but always appreciated.
     
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  2. sherbert

    sherbert Registered Member

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    Nice one Havarox, I'll give this a go
     
  3. savvypro

    savvypro Regular Member

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    If you have a router in between your machine and your ISP - the /release and /renew commands are useless as it's the router which has been allocated the public IP address - not the machine your running the commands on.

    Also the /flushdns command isn't really needed - but it never hurts to use it as it can also be useful in troubleshooting network problems.

    On a different note, the two methods discussed ( 1. running the commands, 2. rebooting you router) are dependant on the time-to-live (TTL) time out, the ISP has configured on their DHCP servers.

    The lower the time out the better, which would allow you to cycle through the available pool of addresses as and when needed.

    If you happen to be connecting to an exchange which is heavily used, then the available pool of free addresses will be smaller - especially at peek times.
     
  4. AutoPostKing

    AutoPostKing Newbie

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    That doesn't work for some cable modems that are tied to a MAC address. For those, you will get the same Ip address returned. You have to change the MAC address (if you know how) and then reboot the modem, in that case.

    I always just plug the ethernet cable of the modem directly into my laptop / pc and save the step of having to get the router to grab new IP numbers. Saves time and an extra step.

    BTW, you can usually reboot a modem from your pc by accessing it's default web page/ip address. You don't have to power it down and back up. Let your fingers do the walking ;)
     
  5. haverox

    haverox Regular Member

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    *savvypro
    Your absolutely right I forgot to mention that/misworded it. Thanks for the tip

    *autopostking
    Yea I used to do the same thing with plugging my ehternet into my laptop but now the way my workstation is setup it's not really feasible anymore which is why I do it this way.