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.
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.
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 Adress
How To Change Your IP Address in Windows & MAC
Method 1. 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.
Step 2. Select Change adapter settings at left side.
Step 3. Now Right click on the network which you are currently being connected. Select properties.
Step 4. Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv4).
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.
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.
Step 2. Now you need to type “ipconfig” in CMD and then press enter.
This will eventually show you the current IP address along with IPv4 address, Subnet Mask and IPv6 address.
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 preferences from the drop down list.
Step 2. Select the network icon from there (the icon with silver colour).
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.
Step 4. Now select TCP/IP tab at the top.
Step 5. Now select “manually” option from the drop-down menu to the right of Configure IPv4.
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.
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.
Changing IP address to your desired IP address may break your connection with the main server and you might not able to access the internet, at that stage you will have to revert back the IP address to automatic that has been set by a network as discussed above. If you face any problem feel free to leave comments in below.