Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by MartyFukstein, Nov 24, 2008.
Comcast cable modem
Dlink wireless router
do i force change the mac on the router?
You have to fill out a Change of Address form and send it to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). www.icann.org
Just kidding, your ISP will give your modem a new IP address periodically, or when you reboot the modem and router.
I find power outages do it to me - a simple reboot won't, but sometimes unplugging for a period of time works well.
Course, you just not be a douche online and no worry about your IP being banned.
I was just thinking the same thing.
i think that the router's settings page has an option of releasing a new ip. if it doesn't try unplugging it for a few minutes and plug it in again
Depends on the ISPs DHCP lease times, assuming you have a dynamic IP. If it's too long for your needs and you have another router/modem try plugging that in for a couple minutes, I've seen people saying using a different MAC brings a change, but I've never tried it.
Anyone else heard of that?
You likely want to bypass some IP block, perhaps a ban on a forum or the once a day download from rapidshare or whatever... short answer is if you are on cable there is no reliable way to do this... When you plug in the router your ISP will assign you an address, but unless you leave it unplugged for an extended period of time it is very likely you will get the same address that you had.
Try leaving it disconnected for 24 hours and get back to us, I have never tried it for long but I have a feeling you need to leave it disconnected long enough for another device to register your old adress as its own.
That is only for your local network and will not change your routers internet IP address. You likely need to leave it unplugged long enough for the lease time to expire and another device to claim your old address.
Change the MAC of your router, leave your modem unplugged for a bit to flush the CPE, you will get a new IP.
He said there's no reliable way to do it. He didn't say it was impossible.
There is a reliable way... changing your router's MAC.
DHCP servers bind IPs to MAC addresses, so if you change the MAC, you get a new IP.
leave your modem unplugged for 24 hours, call up your ISP and have them deprovision and reprovision your modem
i work tech support at an isp, people call be at least 3 times a week with a problem like this...
maybe im missing something here but if you have a dynamic ip cant you just go run->cmd and type
if you have a dynamic ip this isnt' an issue...
Actually, no, that doesn't force a NEW ip address. In fact, typically you will always get the same address back unless it has been provisioned elsewhere.
Please, let the thread die!
You were replying to this, right?
Running "ipconfig /renew" on a computer plugged into a router isn't going to change the router's IP address, it's going to change the computer's IP address. Since your internet service provider's equipment can't see past your router, changing the IP address on a computer connected to the router will accomplish nothing.
There is no equivalent of the "ipconfig /renew" command on any router a normal person can afford. Unplugging your router and waiting for the ISP's equipment to "forget" about your router might work, and changing the router's MAC address will work, but it will also eventually cause a conflict with some other device on the internet, because all MAC addresses are supposed to be unique, and if you change your router's MAC address, you'll steal someone else's. There is no reliable way to force your ISP to give you a new IP address, short of switching to a different ISP.
Fuck! No! It won't! Jesus Christ, you people are dense.
I swear to god, I'm going to have to start fucking killing people by bumping a thread and providing incorrect information.
Go take a nap. You are crabby.
No kidding - too much booze at the company lunch, but holy shit I can't believe the shit spewing in this thread.
Yea some days are tough. One of my buddies works for an insurance software company and had a customer call in and ask how he is suppose to know the difference between an upper case letter and lower...
He said it won't
What the fuck are you talking about?
Stop reading HALF the fucking posts and reading what you THINK is written.