Depending on the type of Internet service you subscribed, you may be getting a static or dynamic IP address from your ISP. A static IP address is a permanent (non-changing) IP address assigned to you. Most users on the other hand gets an dynamically assigned IP address from their ISP. The device (a router, gateway or computer) connected to your ISP allows you to connect to the Internet, and also allows you to change its IP address. This article only pertains to changing an IP address of dynamically assigned IP address (via the DHCP).
Change your IP Country with a VPN
You may want to change your public IP address for a variety of reasons. If your IP address is banned by certain game servers or your download allowance from a P2P network has expired, obtaining a different IP address from your current ISP will solve your problem (see instruction below). However, if you wish to bypass regional block and wish to obtain an IP address from a different country, changing an IP address from your ISP will not help you. For example, if you want to watch BBC, Netflix, Spotify or Hulu from a region where those services are blocked, you will need a VPN service to obtain an IP address of a country where the service is allowed. With VPN, you’ll also surf Internet anonymously with added security.
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How do I change IP address?
If you renew your IP address from your current ISP, your ISP may or may not assign you a new IP address. Depending on how you’re connected to the Internet, you may have to reset different device. If you’re connected via a router, you’ll have to change IP address of your router. If you’re connected directly to the Internet via a layer-2 gateway, you’ll have to change your computer’s IP address. Most home network is connected via a router, so chances are that you need to change IP address of your router. In this article, I will describe how to change IP address of your router and also show you how to change IP address of your computer. There are a number of ways to change IP address, so I’ll describe easiest method first and then describe a bit more complicated methods.
In order to verify that you’ve changed an IP address of your device, you’ll have to visit IPINFO.
Use someone else’s network
As with Hide IP Address, you can always use someone else’s network and obtain an IP address from that network. Try using free Wi-Fi services from a local coffee shop, hotel, library or any other public offerings. An IP address does not travel with your computer, so using someone else’s network may be a viable solution.
If you have any questions about changing IP address, please post your question on the comment section.