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Changing an IP address

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May 3, 2010 9:07:29 AM

Hello,
I' looking at an entry under General Networking: Network General Discussions that discusses how to change an IP address. The entry begins by mentioning that the accompanying technique is useful only for changing the IP address of a computer, and not the IP address of an internet connection. I would like to know what is difference, and which one is identifiable to other websites?

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May 3, 2010 10:50:44 AM

Depends on whether or not you have a router. Generally, by changing the MAC address, you can force an IP address change.
May 3, 2010 2:26:50 PM

Generally the IP address of your network is what is visible to websites. Go to www.whatismyip.com and you will see what is visible. Do cmd - ipconfig on your PC to see what your computer's IP is.

The difference is handled by NAT - network address translation. If you google the term you'll get more info.

Changing the IP of your internet connection can sometimes be forced by resetting the router. For a corporate lan, you probably have a fixed IP though. Some home accounts such as cable, I've seen them tied to the MAC address of your cable modem, so I wouldn't mess with forcing a MAC address change.
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