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Possible to change my IPV4 Address?

  1. #1


    England
    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1

    Possible to change my IPV4 Address?


    Hey guys,
    I am wondering if it's possible to set MY Ethernet IPv4 Address as xxx.xxx.0.2 - as of now it's xxx.xxx.0.9
    Thankyous.

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    It is all done through the router, or you can manually assign a Static IP through the IPv4 settings for that Network adapter. You cannot though change the Public IP.
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  3. #3


    England
    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    It is all done through the router, or you can manually assign a Static IP through the IPv4 settings for that Network adapter. You cannot though change the Public IP.
    How would I go about doing that via the Super Hub (Virgin Media) what would it be under?
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  4. #4


    Is this the public or private IP address you are wishing to change?
    What are you trying to accomplish in doing this?
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  5. #5


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    Is this the public or private IP address you are wishing to change?
    What are you trying to accomplish in doing this?
    My guess is trying to get around some sort of block on a website.
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  6. #6


    England
    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    Is this the public or private IP address you are wishing to change?
    What are you trying to accomplish in doing this?
    It's private, my own network.

    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    Is this the public or private IP address you are wishing to change?
    What are you trying to accomplish in doing this?
    My guess is trying to get around some sort of block on a website.
    Nope, I'm not blocked or banned, just wanting to get that number 2 spot.
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  7. #7


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Again you assign the Static IP in the Network Adapter Properties in the IPv4 setting. As for wanting to change to say 192.168.0.2. Usually the lower IPs are reserved on a network for routers by most of us. IP's you will find, will start around the .60 range or .100 range.
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    Normally the only reason why you would change a private IP address is to avoid conflicts with other devices. Using dynamically assigned addresses, the default with most routers, usually avoids this problem without user intervention.
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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    Normally the only reason why you would change a private IP address is to avoid conflicts with other devices. Using dynamically assigned addresses, the default with most routers, usually avoids this problem without user intervention.
    I use a mix. Static IP's for my wifi printer, IP camera's, A/P's, NAS. Everything else pulls a Dynamic IP from the router DHCP table.
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  10. #10


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    Most routers allow you to start DHCP from a specific address so you can have a number of static ones on your LAN.

    I have some static IP addresses for special hardware - controllers for a Logitech squeezebox system - the clients for a Media server. These have their own embedded Linux OS in them and if these are restarted using normal DHCP they can reserve an IP address that a normal PC is using - and these devices don't detect that a Windows machine is already using this so they can't logon to the media server.

    Another perfectly valid reason you might want a static address on your computer (LAN static address) is that you might want to access the machine from a remote location via RDP. RDP requires the command to be routed to a specific port on a specific machine. Your router should have a Port forwarding option in the setup.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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