Tuesday, April 10, 2018

How To Change Your IP Address in Windows & MAC

How To Change Your IP Address in Windows & MAC






We are going to share a trick on how to change your IP address in Windows & MAC OS. Follow the full article to know about it. Occasionally, there is the need to change an IP address of a computer either for a security or some other purpose. In this article, I will tell you the method to change your IP address in just 1-2 minutes. So let’s know how to change IP Address.


The IP address is an address of a device connected to a network. It is a 32bit address given to a device. The Ip address alters with the change in networks, Every network will implement different Ip address to various devices connected to it. Suppose if there are 10 computer connected to a single network then the IP address of all the computers will be different within some serial orders. Any device is traceable on a network through its Ip address.

How To Change Your IP Address in Windows & MAC

Method 1. Unpluging the Modem/Broadband 

Unpluging the Modem/Broadband

If you are connecting to the internet over a dial-up modem, your ISP will assign your PC a different IP address each time your connect. Therefore if you need to change the IP address simply try disconnecting and reconnecting.

If you are a broadband user then you might be assigned with a Static IP address that means you have to disconnect your broadband from your computer over a larger period of time (4-5 Hours). Simply remove the coaxial cables from your broadband and leave it for 4-5 hours and reconnect it. You will get the new IP address.


Method 2. Using Network Setting

Step 1. Click on start and then control panel. Select Network And Internet, click on Network and Sharing Centre or simply search for Network and Sharing Center in Search box.
Using Network Setting
Using Network Setting
Step 2. Select Change adapter settings at left side.
Using Network Setting
Using Network Setting
Step 3. Now Right click on the network which you are currently being connected. Select properties.
Using Network Setting
Using Network Setting
Step 4. Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv4).
Using Network Setting
Using Network Setting
Step 5. Click on Use the following IPv4 address. Now type any IP address which you want to set. Double check the Validate button at the bottom and then click OK.
Using Network Setting
Using Network Setting
That’s it! you have changed your IP address. Now your system will have the new IP address assigned by you. Now every packet sent to Networking layer will have IP address which you have changed.

Check Your IP Address

Step 1. If you have done everything listed above. Then simply Click on Start and there type “CMD” and then press “Enter” this will open up the command prompt.
CMD
CMD
Step 2. Now you need to type “ipconfig” in CMD and then press enter.
CMD
CMD
This will eventually show you the current IP address along with IPv4 address, Subnet Mask and IPv6 address.
CMD
CMD

Method To Change Ip Address In Mac OS X:-

Step 1. Click on Apple logo at the right top corner of  the desktop. Select system preferencesfrom the drop down list.
How To Change Your IP Address in Windows & MAC
How To Change Your IP Address in Windows & MAC
Step 2. Select the network icon from there (the icon with silver colour).
How To Change Your IP Address in Windows & MAC
How To Change Your IP Address in Windows & MAC
Step 3. Now select the network which you want to connect either wifi, broadband or any other network. Now click on advanced grey coloured button.
How To Change Your IP Address in Windows & MAC
How To Change Your IP Address in Windows & MAC
Step 4. Now select TCP/IP  tab at the top.
How To Change Your IP Address in Windows & MAC
How To Change Your IP Address in Windows & MAC
Step 5. Now  select “manually” option from the drop-down menu to the right of Configure IPv4.
How To Change Your IP Address in Windows & MAC
How To Change Your IP Address in Windows & MAC
Step 6. Now enter the IP address you want to set. Also, enter subnet mask there. Now click on a grey Ok button at right and click on apply button.
How To Change Your IP Address in Windows & MAC
How To Change Your IP Address in Windows & MAC
By this, your IP address will be changed. You can also revert back the settings to automatic that will set your IP address that will be provided by your network.

Using VPN

Virtual Private Network (VPN) is the tool that protects you from various online scams by hiding your IP address. It automatically connects you to a different IP address. VPN encrypts your incoming and outgoing traffic so that your ISP or hackers can’t spy on your online activities


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