Can you change your IP at home ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fab5freddy, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    Is there a way to change your IP on your home internet connection ?

    I have basic Cable Internet here at home with a modem
    and a belkin wireless router....

    I heard that if it is Dynamic IP you can unplug your router
    and it will assign you a new IP....?

    If so, is it the router or the modem you unplug ?

    thanks!
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    there's 2 IP addresses to consider.

    Your Mac, on an internal network (ie from your router), usually gets 192.168.0.x, which is your internal IP. usually there's no reason to ever change this; let DHCP give you an address.

    On the external network, the IP depends on your ISP and how the router maps your internal address.
     
  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    It is the outer IP that i wanted to change.
    the one that everybody sees....
     
  4. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    Your service provider generally provides your IP address (WAN address) to your modem via DHCP, or static.

    If it's DHCP, you might get a different IP address every once in a while, but it's still not something you can control.

    If it's static, you can't change it. It's up to your provider mostly.
     
  5. serrada macrumors newbie

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    Unplug your cable modem and let it stay off for about 5 minutes. In your router, change your mac address. When you start your modem back up and your router requests an address, you should get a new ip.
     
  6. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    This is something the OP should know how to do? OMG, he's asking about IP numbers so he'll probably know nothing about MAC addresses or ARP tables. Sheesh...
     
  7. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no, i know what a MAC address is.

    you might want to explain ARP tables though.....
     

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