Change IP problems

IPBoy1234 asked 2 years ago

Hey all, I have recently been trying to change my WAN address yet have received no results.

I have tried switching off the modem and the router for 30 minutes, then switching it back on, but the IP has remained the same. I have a dynamic IP and am using a wireless connection, with no ethernet cable able to reach the modem.

I have contacted my ISP (optus) and inquired as to whether they could change the IP, however they said they run on a particular dynamic IP system so it would be impossible for them to do it manually.

I was wondering whether cloning my Mac address would do the trick? Any suggestions?

Additionally,(If this is relevant at all) I'm fairly certain that my lease time is 24h as under the "Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection" it says the lease was obtained at a particular date, and expires 24 hours later

Thanks so much in advance.

1 Answers
Shnerdly Staff answered 2 years ago

Thanks for your question IPBoy1234.

I'm not certain but I suspect Optus is a Cable Internet Provider??

If that is the case, changing the MAC address of the first device connected to the Cable Modem should get you a new IP although there is really no security advantage in doing so. At least it does in the US with Cable ISP's.

If your Router allows it, clone the MAC from one of your computers to the Router WAN interface, make sure you save the changes. Then power off the Router and the Modem by unplugging the power cords and removing any backup batteries. Then plug in ONLY the Modem and give it about a minute to boot. Then power on the Router and give it about 30 seconds to boot. You should then be back online with a new WAN IP.

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