How to Change IP Address

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  (Internet Protocol address) is as your telephone number. It uniquely identifies every host on a network. Just as your mailing address uniquely identifies your home, an IP address uniquely identifies a host.  

TCP/IP is a set of protocols that enable communication between computers. There was a time when it was not important for computers to communicate with each other.  


A protocol is a rule or a set of rules and standards for communicating that computers use when they send data back and forth. Both the sender and receiver involved in data transfer must recognize and observe the same protocols.  

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Change IP Address

We have seen some IP tutorials where is well explained how to change IP address but we think that they are incomplete because there is not with any word mention any difference between computers with dynamic and static IP.


As first on question how to change IP address? and can i change my IP address we can give you 2 answers and actually 2 solutions.

First solution is changing IP address through command prompt and releasing and renewing your IP address assigned to you from ISP.

Remember that it is only valid if your ISP assign you dynamical IP address. Dynamical IP address means that you will obtain another IP address every time you are connected to the internet.


If you have static IP address then you will with this method be able to renew your IP address but your IP address (static IP address) will be not changed. If you have static IP address then theonly way for changing IP address is calling your ISP and give them good reason why you want to change IP address.


How to Change IP Address in Windows XP

Back to first method for more details regarding answer on question how to change ip address. To change computer IP address (WIndows XP):
  • Go to "Start", "Run"
  • type "cmd"
  • In black window open type "ipconfig /release"
  • type "ipconfig /renew"

Alternative method for changing IP address which will give you same results for Windows XP is through:
  • "Start"
  • "Settings"
  • "Network Connections"
  • Into Networks Connection window and you will see your internet connection (something like Local Area Connection )
  • Select it and with right mouse chose "Disable". Wait a few moments until process has been finished
  • then again select your internet connection with right mouse and click on "Enable"

How to Change IP Address in Windows Vista

Below is method to change IP address in Windows Vista:
  • "Start"
  • Right click on "Networks" and then "Properties"
  • "Network and Sharing Centre"
  • Into "Network and Sharing Centre" right click on your network card
  • Select "Diagnose" and then into "Windows Network Diagnostics" window select "Reset the network adapter"
  • Finally give Vista permission to continue

How to Change IP Address in Windows 7 and Windows 8

To change IP address in Windows 7 and Win 8 please follow these steps:
  • "Start" - "All Programs", "Accessories" and right click on "Command Prompt" and then chose "Run as Administrator"
  • or
  • "Start" and then type in "Search" field "cmd"
  • Right click on "cmd.exe" and then chose "Run as Administrator"
  • Type "ipconfig /release"
  • type "ipconfig /renew"

To change IP address automatically in Windows 7 and in Windows 8 follow these steps:
  • "Start" and then go to "Control Panel"
  • Left click on "Network and Internet" and then choose "Network and Sharing Center"
  • On the left side choose "Change adapter settings"
  • Right click on your network card and from the drop-down choose "Properties"
  • Under the "Networking" tab
  • Choose "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" or "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)" and then click on "Properties"
  • In next window you have option between "Obtain an IP Address Automatically" and "Use the following IP Address"
  • You need almost always to select "Obtain an IP Address Automatically" to change IP address automatically
  • Finally click on "OK" and your IP address should be changed

To change IP address in Windows 7 and on Windows 8 please follow these steps:
  • "Start" - "All Programs", "Accessories" and right click on "Command Prompt" and then chose "Run as Administrator"
  • or
  • "Start" and then type in "Search" field "cmd"
  • Right click on "cmd.exe" and then chose "Run as Administrator"
  • Type "ipconfig /release"
  • type "ipconfig /renew"
Note that you need to type everything without quotes in our examples above.

MAC Clone Address - How to Clone MAC Address

Clone MAC address is the last but not least method for changing IP address. It is general method that can be done through your router. Every router have option "Clone MAC" or "MAC Clone" so that finding it is an easy proces.
  • First you need to log in to your router. If you can not find what is set as your LAN IP address then use our Router IP finder.
  • Find out "MAC Clone" or "Clone MAC" option (screenshot for the TP-Link router below)
MAC Clone
  • Simple click on "Clone MAC Address" button, followed by "Save" button and restart your router to see effect of changing IP address through "MAC Clone" feature.
  • Finally check out our IP Locator to see of your IP address has been changed
You can clone MAC address by using any PC's within your LAN network.

Import: Your IP address will be changed (renewed or resetted) in any situation using methods above but will be changed only if your ISP assign to your computers dynamical IP address any time you are connected to the internet.

The people who are behind static IP address do not have another choice than change IP address location by using proxy server (See tutorial about proxy server How to Hide IP Address?).

Do not misunderstood us. You can use same methods described above for renewing your IP address (if you have slow connection or other network trouble with your ISP) but your IP address will not be changed and will still remain same.
Finally if nothing helps you will always 2 choices:
  • Call your ISP, explain situation's and request changing of your IP address
  • Change your ISP with another ISP. Changing your ISP will give you automatically new IP address
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