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04-21-2009 06:28 AM
Does anyone know how to change the ip address? I know that it changes on its own sometimes, but what if you want to force it to change?
Doe anyone know how to change it to a specific ip address?
I am referring to the ip address that the world sees you as. (not the 192.168....)
04-21-2009 06:39 AM
The public IP address is dynamically assigned by Verizon. The only way to change it is to call support and ask them to release your address. But there is no chance you will get a new address. Other folks on here have indicated you can release the address and then request a new address. Then again no chance you will get a new address, just a renewal.
Why do you want a new IP address anyway?
04-21-2009 10:39 AM
04-21-2009 11:03 AM - edited 04-21-2009 11:05 AM
If you are wanting to change the public IP address on the router and get a new. Sometimes you have to call tech support and have them break the lease from their end because the system will hold onto the IP. But most of the time you can do it yourself.
If you have the Actiontec Router
1. log into the router
2. go to "My network"
3. Click on "network connections" on the left hand side
4. Click on "broadband connecion"
a. Ethernet if you have ethernet internet
b. coax if you have coax internet
5. Click on "settings"
6. find "DHCP LEASE" and click release, then renew
7. Enjoy new IP address
****If it comes back and gives you the same IP< then you will need to contact tech support to release from their side. Or if you leave the router unplugged (or powered off) for more than 2 hours it will also try releasing that way also.
04-21-2009 11:41 AM
Yeah, thats one of the reasons I mentioned leaving the router unplugged for the evening. It gives you a better chance to pull a new ip from the pool and not receive the same one. Unfortunately, there isn't a easy one button click way to do this.
thanks. I meant more like change the ip address on your own whenever you want.
when you go into the advanced settings in 192.168.1.1 you see many options to obtain a new ip address, and setup a new ip address.
However, nothing I do seems to work in there.
04-21-2009 12:14 PM - edited 04-21-2009 12:40 PM
I also notice on that page where "obtain ip address automatically" is selected, that it also has an option to enter an ipaddress.
does anyone know exactly how to do this?
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