Thursday, February 3, 2011

Change IP Information

Your Internet Protocol (IP) address is both a mailing address and a fingerprint on a network. This piece of information is affixed to all information your computer sends and receives over a network, because it is required for the end computer to know who to return messages to.

This IP address is assigned by your router on a local area network (LAN), or by your ISP on a wide area network (WAN.) You can change your IP information by resetting it from the command line.


  1. Open the Start menu and type "Command Prompt." Right-click "Command Prompt" from the result list on the Start menu, then click "Run as administrator."
  2. Type "ipconfig /release" to release your current IP configuration. This will disconnect all current adapters and place you offline.
  3. Type "ipconfig /renew" to renew the connections. A new IP configuration will be reassigned by the router or ISP