How Do I Change My IP Address

For a variety of reasons people, from time to time, want to change their IP Address. In the following paragraphs, the steps to change your IP Address will be outlined. Please note that the process may differ depending on the reasons why a person may wish to change their IP Address.
Changes to your computer can be made by accessing the Control Panel and choosing Internet Options. Follow the instructions given by the VPN. Most of the time this process is automatic and is initiated when the new VPN software downloads.


Step 2: Choose Internet Options:


Step 3: Click on the Connection Tab:

Step 4: Choose Add VPN:

Step 5: Enter data provided by the VPN in the box and then click next. The rest of the process should be automatic.


Reasons Why Someone May Wish To Change Their IP Address:

 Surf the Internet Anonymously.
 Connectivity Issues:
 Security Issues:

Surf The Internet Anonymously:

If surfing the Internet anonymously is your goal then the quickest and most reliable solution to achieve this goal is to use a proxy server or a VPN (Virtual Private Network) such as This solution works because the proxy or VPN service issues each user a temporary, independent IP Address. The IP Address that is issued by the VPN is not linked to your computer, and that is how people can surf the Internet anonymously. There is no need to change the settings on your computer to achieve this goal.

Connectivity Issues:

Connectivity issues can be complicate or they can have a simple fix. First, let’s start with the simple fixes.

1. Turn off computer complete, and then restart your computer.
2. Unplug your Modem/DSL/CABLE box that connects your computer to the Internet. Leave the box unplugged for 10 (TEN) minutes, then reconnect the power.

If Neither of these solutions solves the Problem then do the following:

For Windows Operating Systems If your Computer Connects Directly to the Modem.

1. Activate the Command Prompt by clicking the Start Button, choosing RUN from the menu and then Typing cmd in the dialogue box. If you are running Windows 7 or if the RUN prompt is not on your start button menu then go to the accessories file and it should be located there.
2. When the command box opens type ipconfig/release and then press enter.

3. Once the process has released, type ipconfig/renew and then press enter.

This should reset your IP Address.

If Your IP Address does not reset to a different IP Address then repeat steps 1 and step 3 but NOT step 2 and then power off the computer, the modem, Ethernet and router (If so equipped.) Allow the system to remain without power for a minimum of 8 hours. Turn system back on and check IP Address.

Security Issues:

If you wish to change your IP Address due to security issues then you will need to do so by logging into your router. Because there are so many different types of routers available on the market, consult the paperwork that came with your router. Sometimes the standard IP Address of will bring up the router. That, however, is not always the case. The goal here is to release the IP Address but AGAIN, each manufacturer has different methods to release the IP Address. It is important to consult your devices paperwork. Once the IP Address is released, power off the computer, ethernet, and the router for a minimum of 8 hours.

If all else fails and your IP Address will not reset, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP.) some newer programs require the ISP to reset the IP Address. It is helpful to explain to them that you are concerned about a security issue.

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