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I think I know the answer but is there any way to change my IP address?


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I'm using Comcast cable internet, router, blah blah, they told me I couldn't do it. I don't like the idea of having the same IP address. I hate getting banned from places and plus I don't feel safe. Is there any way to get around this permanently assigned IP by DHCP or something like that. I can't stand it!

 

Please don't tell me I can't do it :( I know with DSL there is a way. I was told that changing the MAC in the modem and manually changing the IP addy would work, tried that..wow it changed from 100 to 104, everything else stayed the same. Was told to unplug, leave the pc off for 24 hours, nope, didn't work. My husband who works for Comcast doesn't know or says no. I guess this is a stupid question huh <_<

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Thanks but i've spent a while on there and do not understand anything. I just want to be able to get into a message board I was banned from and half owned and get the perp's info so I can report her to the police. If that is the only website that can help me then I'm in a bind :(

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Please tell me how to do these things. How do I change my MAC address? My husband (who works for Comcast) changed the ethernet something and he said that was going to change the MAC address..nothing happened. I want to change the proxy and the MAC address but it's all gibberish to me. Since this forum has helped me in so many ways, maybe a step by step (I know, virtually impossible) can help me?

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Neither I nor my husband are the brightest stars in the sky obviously..lol..he says it's impossible, we have a "gateway number" assigned and changing the MAC card only changes the last 3 numbers, not the ip address. I'll try concentrating and trying to figure out how to do this. I'm focusing too much on the 192.168.x.xxx number when I should be focusing on the IP# itself? I wish I had DSL..lol

 

Easiest and obvious solution, since your husband changed the stuff ask him to change the IP address. ;)

 

You could also restudy the link MikeW provided in post #2, as you're unlikely to find any more user friendly instructions.

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Neither I nor my husband are the brightest stars in the sky obviously..lol..he says it's impossible, we have a "gateway number" assigned and changing the MAC card only changes the last 3 numbers, not the ip address. I'll try concentrating and trying to figure out how to do this. I'm focusing too much on the 192.168.x.xxx number when I should be focusing on the IP# itself? I wish I had DSL..lol

 

The 192.168.x.x number is assigned to each computer attached to your router. Did you change the mac on the pc's card or the one on the router? Changing the one on the pc will only cause the router to assign a new internal ip, instead of comcast assigning your router a new one.

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Here is the simple solution: Dont steal and dont be rude and get banned from places.

 

Um, she stole from me, I was never rude and I didn't know people were allowed to be rude to others here

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The 192.168.x.x number is assigned to each computer attached to your router. Did you change the mac on the pc's card or the one on the router? Changing the one on the pc will only cause the router to assign a new internal ip, instead of comcast assigning your router a new one.

 

Hi, thanks but I will go elsewhere for help. You've been great and very patient :)

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Um, she stole from me, I was never rude and I didn't know people were allowed to be rude to others here

 

Who stole from you?

Here is the deal: You said you hated being banned from places. Well I hate it when I ban someone and they keep coming back over and over. Not that you did but I figured by your post that you were other places. Basically we have a conflict of interest here.

 

Also most of the time when someone wants to "hide/change their IP address" its because they were file sharing and now they are afraid of being caught. I have no sympathy for those people. :)

 

Anyway, have you seen this link?

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/7775

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Who stole from you?

Here is the deal: You said you hated being banned from places. Well I hate it when I ban someone and they keep coming back over and over. Not that you did but I figured by your post that you were other places. Basically we have a conflict of interest here.

 

Also most of the time when someone wants to "hide/change their IP address" its because they were file sharing and now they are afraid of being caught. I have no sympathy for those people. :)

 

Anyway, have you seen this link?

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/7775

 

Oh no it's nothing like that. I paid for half of a board upgrade to vbulletin, she bought some girls in from another board (I didn't know she knew them at the time) so I did what i had to do and defended the board and its members tooth and nail. They walked all over everyone and the owner of the board (I never had admin privilidges or was a mod. I did it because I knew her for a very long time and it was my pleasure to help out with the upgrade) It was weird that she wasn't speaking out or saying anything nor her mods or co-admins. So after I cyberkicked their a**es, a couple of them went to the admin and said I was threating with emails and stuff like that, she knows I don't do such a thing. I don't threaten, I go to your crib and do what I gotta do. So, because these are supposedly a "very popular group of ladies" like we're in freakin high school, and she wanted to fit in so badly, I got banned without warning, reason, or anything.

 

I opened a PayPal dispute but since there were no "goods" involved and she kept saying it was a "donation" I got screwed. I want my money back. I don't want my money going towards a board I'm not associated with anymore. If I would've left, it's a different story, but I was banned and I need to get her information to report her. I know her personal information but I need to get more. I don't know if I'm going to get anywhere with it, but I'm sure as hell gonna try. I felt scammed, how convenient that after the board upgraded these chicks came along. She knows I'm generous. I'm pretty sure it was some kind of initiation. Why grown women act like this on the internet is beyond me, you'd think it was real life, unbelievable.

 

Regardless, I do no appreciate being spoken to in that tone without you knowing the whole story, and even if you did, I do not appreciate being spoken to in that tone. I understand your issues, but you don't know me and cannot judge or assume things without simply asking. I would've gladly told you this story. I'm just a mommy of 4 that has no life, I don't have time to play games on the net, I just want my money back.

 

ETA: Thanks for the link :)

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