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How can I change my public IP address?

I'm looking for a way to change my public IP address. You know, the one that other websites see.

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Guest [Entry]

"since you don't elaborate on your reasons, we can only guess :)

if it was just for surfing, most free proxy services offer sufficient speed. downloading files, however, is quite a different affair.

so, if your concerns involve torrent downloads, consider a seedbox (a private dedicated server used for uploading and downloading files - quite popular in the torrent scene). such services ain't free but they offer privacy and speed.

download the torrent file (which is tiny) through a free web proxy, fire up your seedbox and let it do the dirty donkey work.

10 Really Cheap Seedboxes That Anyone Can Afford"
Guest [Entry]

"I'm getting my IP through DHCP

The IP you get through DHCP is just your internal one, normally something like 192.168.x.x, not the external one.

To change your external IP without a proxy you would have to disconnect from and reconnect to your ISP.

Your operating system itself can't change this one."
Guest [Entry]

"With DHCP, you're not going to be able to control the IP address you're going to receive. You may be able to unplug your router/cable/dsl modems and let it sit anywhere from 2-20 minutes, then plug it back in. At which point, you may get a new IP address from your ISP, tho it may be in the same range.

That said, I have Cox High Speed, and sometimes, I get a completely different IP's when i reset my modem. Your Mileage May Vary"