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New IP addrss or change IP address ?


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Postal68

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Ok here's the situation. My dumb [bleep] practical joker brother got my IP address banned from a message board that I like to frequent.

Is there anyway to get around this block by either changing my IP address or masking it.

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i dont know if you could renew an I.P adress
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Did your service provider assign you a specific IP address? If not, then you can change it. How depends on your setup. But there may be other ways the BB recognizes your computer.
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Did your brother maybe just changed your firewall settings? So you just cannot link to that address.

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Did your brother maybe just changed your firewall settings? So you just cannot link to that address.

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No ,
he was on there F'ng around with people and the moderator banned him, and my IP tp go along with it. I tried e-mailing them but they will not re-instate my access.



I hope there is something I can do
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for a cable connection you could try unplugging your modem for 26 hours (to be safe) if that fails then try using a proxy....
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Change ISP
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If you happen to be using a router, a lot of routers give you the ability to manually change the MAC address on the WAN side, or at least to clone it from the PC. Doing so then requesting a new IP from your ISP might just work for you. It's quicker than leaving the modem off for over 24 hours, but that's not a bad idea, it's just waiting for your IP lease to expire, assuming the lease period is 24 hrs.

-shaggy

Edited by Shaggy, 15 July 2005 - 10:28 PM.

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Shhh... Let him answer the important question... HOW is he connected?

Both DSL and Cable (depending on the company and setup options chosen) will give you a dynamic IP address.

On DSL (and usually cable), you can normally access your DSL/CABLE router and renew it's IP address. If you've got a static IP though, you're best bet is to contact the ISP and request a new IP addy.

As to how to access your router, thats where the manual comes in handy. (or a quick Google for the model #)
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Shhh... Let him answer the important question... HOW is he connected?


Verizon DSL
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Verizon, unless you paid for a static IP address, you'll have a dynamic IP.
Just access your DSL router (its IP depends on the model, check the Manual if you've got it) and just disconnect it for about 5 minutes. Though if it gives you the option, change the lease to expire in like 1 minute then once it has the new IP, set the lease back to 24 hours or so.
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That or you can use FireFox with the "Switch Proxy" extension. This option will allow you to change the IP address that the site sees anytime that you want just by clicking a button.
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That or you can use FireFox with the "Switch Proxy" extension. This option will allow you to change the IP address that the site sees anytime that you want just by clicking a button.

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I'm using Mozilla, does it also have this option, if so I'll give it a shot.
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you can ask your ISP to change your IP address, or you can contact the site admin to explain the situation and ask them kindly to allow you accessing their site.
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you can ask your ISP to change your IP address, or you can contact the site admin to explain the situation and ask them kindly to allow you accessing their site.

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I've tried the latter and that was a no-go.
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