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Easy IP Change?

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October 21, 2012 10:58:17 AM

Hello, I need to learn how to change my IP address fairly easily, and constantly. I do Competitive Gaming / Online Tournaments and such, and I have been IP flooded numerous times. I'm not sure if that's the real term or not, but that's what I'm going with. Anyway, I need to be able to change my IP easily, and I have no idea how to do it. I've tried a couple times, but it's never worked. I'm just looking for an easier way, like maybe a new router, or an easier process, but for right now, it's a pain because I don't even know if I'm following the steps correctly. So I'm hoping someone can be nice and tell me <3 Thanks! :) 

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October 21, 2012 1:31:16 PM

It won't be easy if it can be done at all. This is all dependent on how you ISP has things setup.

The most common way to get it to change is to power cycle the router. Systems that use PPPoE with a userid and password are the most likely to change. Things that use the serial number of the hardware to authenticate tend to always get the same IP back.

There is really no software solution, the ISP is in full control of the IP assignments
October 21, 2012 4:59:17 PM

o ok, so what does that mean, should i try calling my provider when i need to change it? Sorry, I don't know much about tech stuff. I want to learn though :p 
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October 22, 2012 3:30:12 PM

If you are having issues with your network being attacked, contact your ISP. They assign the external IP to your modem and any traffic goes though them. They should have logs of what is going on with your connection and can act on any issues.
October 23, 2012 3:48:28 AM

how long do you figure it would take for them to act on that, any idea?
October 23, 2012 1:03:25 PM

Assuming you get a tech that knows what they are doing and has the authority to do it, it can be done pretty quick, but this is rarely the case and you might have to prove that you were under attack.
October 23, 2012 3:00:32 PM

SoEAnthem said:
how long do you figure it would take for them to act on that, any idea?


No way to know, ask them and see. Each company and even each tech you speak with is different.
October 24, 2012 11:48:21 AM

Alright, thanks for the help :) 
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