How to Change Your IP Address

    There are many reasons why a person would want to change his or her IP address. This tutorial will show you how to change the IP address of a wired or wireless computer, not the IP address of an internet connection. (To do this, you need to contact your service provider.) Read on to find out how to change your IP address on both a Windows and Mac computer.

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    Changing Your IP Address on Windows

    1. Disable your internet connection. Are you read to get your geek on? Follow these steps to easily disable your internet:
    • Press the Windows key and R to get to the Run dialog.
    • Then press Command and Enter.
    • Finally, type in "ipconfig /release" and press Enter.

    2. Open the Control Panel. Go to Network And Internet ? Network and Sharing Center ? Change adapter settings.

    3. Right click on the internet connection that you are using. (Your internet connection may be called "Local Area Connection" or "Wireless Internet Connection.") Click properties. If prompted, type in an admin code to continue.

    4. Find the Networking tab. Open it, and click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Press the Properties button.

    5. In the general tab, click "Use the following IP address" (if it isn't highlighted already). Type in a string of ones, so that your new IP address says 111-111-111-111.

    6. Press the tab key on your keypad to fill the Subnet Mask area with automatically-generated numbers. Click "ok" twice to bring you back to the "Local Area Connection" screen.

    7. Understand that a dialog box may pop up. A dialog box saying "Since this connection is currently active, some settings will not take effect until the next time you dial it" may pop up. This is normal. Click "ok."

    8. Right-click again on your local connection, selecting "Properties.

    9. Under the Networking tab, click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Press the Properties button.

    10. Check the box "Obtain an IP address automatically. Close the 2 properties box again and connect to the web. Your computer should have a new IP address.

    Changing Your IP Address on Mac OS

    1. Open your Safari browser.

    2. Under the Safari dropdown menu, select Preferences.

    3. Navigate to the Advanced tab.

    4. Locate the Proxies category and click on "Change Settings. ... This will open up your network preferences.

    5. Check the box Web Proxy (HTTP).

    6. Find an appropriate IP address that will serve as your Web Proxy server. You can do this a number of ways. Perhaps the most efficient way is to find a website that offers free proxy server.

    7. Type in "free web proxies" into a search engine and navigate to a reputable site. This site should offer free web proxies, clearly indicating several different factors:
    • Country
    • Speed
    • Connection time
    • Type

    8. Find an appropriate web proxy and type in the proxy IP address into the Web Proxy Server box in your network preferences.

    9. Type in the port number. This should also be displayed on your free web proxy website, along with the IP address. Make sure the two correspond.

    10.Click "ok" and the "apply" to enact the changes you made. Begin browsing. You may be redirected to a webpage for several seconds before you are allowed to proceed. Enjoy..!!