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11-04-01, 01:19 PM
Is it possible to change my ip address. Running win2k with a toshiba pcx1100 cable modem.
11-04-01, 02:30 PM
A. Who is your provider (isp)?
B. Why would you want to do this and what do you hope to solve?
:eek: :confused: :D :cool: :rolleyes: :rotfl: :p :sleep:
11-04-01, 03:30 PM
B. I don't like having a static ip for months on end, generally not safe.
11-04-01, 04:31 PM
not sure if you can do it on RR i am more knowledgable about @Home
you might see if there is a way to get a second IP address then after obtaining it you drop the old one:D :cool: :eek: :confused: :rotfl: :sleep: :2cool: :p
11-04-01, 06:48 PM
11-06-01, 04:17 PM
Easiest way to do it is to click on:
in the command prompt type in winipcfg (depending on winver)
when it brings up the box of your ip and optional adapters make sure it is set for your nic
click on release all and then renew all
Let me know if this helps at all.
Feel lucky they didn't crash the dhcp server in your area either like they did in mine. I never thought a company as big as that would have only 1 dhcp server to control that entire loop if not others as well. Pretty much a 3 day downtime. Sad...
11-06-01, 04:33 PM
cool dude, as it turns out I thought of that but I have win2000 so I threw in an old 2 gig hd and started putting win98 on it, then ran into other problems.... win98 (not second edition) doesn't support USB, which my cable modem is indeed a usb modem. But thanks for the reply man. appreciate the help.
11-06-01, 04:38 PM
from 2k do it from a command prompt
type in cmd
and at the dos prompt type in ipconfig /all
it will give you the stats on your adapter and its name
then type in ipconfig /release and then the first 2 or 3 letters in your adapter name and then an *
that will release any dhcp settings to any adapter starting with say int* would be any intel adapters
then type in ipconfig /renew and it will renew ips for all devices
and no problemo :)
please ignore my above statement....
it just sank in you said usb, i don't know if that would work for that. ill have to try when i get home. my modem is through my nic but it can go usb too....
sorry about that
11-06-01, 05:18 PM
actually I just got back from a friends house and snagged one of his nic's so i'm gonna try the command prompt info...sweet!
11-06-01, 05:31 PM
ok so if my adapter's name is 3Com EtherLink XL PCI TPO NIC
I would simply put "C:\ ipconfig /release 3Com*" ?
sorry man, never tried this before
11-06-01, 05:37 PM
getting an error on releasing my adapter
"Adapter 3com* is not bound to TCP/IP"
97089067 if you have icq...you've already helped a lot, but just in case u don't mind...
11-07-01, 11:29 AM
never mind...got winipcfg to work in win98 and it didn't work...I guess road runner just doesn't allow that or something...very stupid. oh well
11-07-01, 11:57 AM
ip address for what? internally or from your provider?
11-07-01, 12:13 PM
11-07-01, 01:13 PM
I think what needs to be answered here is not how to release/renew the IP addy from within Windows, but to answer wether or not RR ever gives you a different IP address. Usually with DSL, you'll get a different IP addy daily, weekly, or monthly, depending on your ISP. But with cable, at least @home in my area, once you sign up...same IP address pretty much for the life of your account, unless the ISP goes through some drastic overhaul for some reason. From what I see and read, just about all cable ISP's are that way. So you can try to release/renew your IP all day long, you'll keep getting the same one every time.
11-07-01, 01:15 PM
rr changes randomly. sometimes i can have an ip for a week even a month n then it will change. it normally alternates between 5 diff ips that i have the most.
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