Change IP Address
What is IP address and what is the need to change IP address in a computer?
IP Address refers to Internet protocol address. It is in the form of a numerical value. It is usually assigned to routers, printers, computers etc that are participating in connectivity process or networking process. In this process, IP Address is mainly used in order to connect different devices for communicating with each other. With the help of IP Address, you can share information from one system to another and connect to Internet. It has mainly two functions, location addressing and network or host interface identification. IPv4 is the IP Address in 32 bit. This is the version used now a days and the latest version used is IPv6. IPv6 uses 128 bits. Users can change the IP Address if there occurs some serious issues in the system.
Following is some information about the need to change IP Address in a computer and some tips to do so:
- Need to change IP Address
- Tips to change IP Address
- Things to keep in mind
Need to change IP Address
Users may need to change IP Address in the system due to several reasons like to avoid online bans, to avoid blocking of IP Address by web site message boards and other services, invalid address assigned by ISP. Changing of IP Address is required if you have accidentally configured invalid address in your system.
Tips to change IP Address
To change IP Address, click 'Start' button and then select 'Run'. When the command box appears, type cmd and press enter. Then type 'ipconfig /release' and press enter. Then the prompt might return once more, now enter 'ipconfig /renew' and press Enter. After completing this process, type exit in order to close the window. This way you can change your IP Address.
While conducting this process you need to keep certain things in mind. Make sure to offer correct IP Address because an incorrect one may cause issues. You also have to ensure that there is no IP conflict. Turn off your Internet modem while changing IP Address. Make sure if the IP Address you are changing is static IP Address or dynamic IP Address etc.
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