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How can I change my IP address?

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There are several ways to change your IP address, including unplugging your modem, using a different Internet connection, using a proxy server and contacting your Internet service provider. If you're using a Windows operating system, it is also possible to change your IP address using the Command Prompt window.

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How can I change my IP address?
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The easiest way to change your IP address is by unplugging your modem for five minutes and checking to see if your IP address has changed once you reconnect. If this doesn't work, try unplugging your modem overnight and checking to see if your IP address has changed in the morning. If this still doesn't work, call your Internet service provider, and ask them how long the modem needs to be unplugged for your IP address to change or if they are able to change your IP address.

Other ways to change your IP address include connecting to free Wi-Fi in a library or coffee shop if you have a laptop. This is only a temporary solution. You can also use a proxy server to change your IP address and perceived location. There are numerous companies that offer proxy server downloads for free.

Finally, if using a Windows operating system, you can change your IP address by using the Command Prompt. Open the Command Prompt window, and type in "ipconfig /release" without the quotation marks. Turn off the computer and modem overnight, and switch them back on in the morning for a new IP address.

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