I cant change my IP no matter what

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farzanjj asked 3 years ago

Well the title says it all, Im trying to change my ip I have tryed everything possible

I have timewarner with a motorola surfboard SBG6580 modem

I have tried the cmd prompt.
I have tried spoofing for a new mac address
I have tryed contacting my ISP and they cant help me either, so idk what to do now..

1 Answers
Shnerdly Staff answered 3 years ago

Thanks for your question farzanjj.

The Motorola SBG6580 Cable Modem is also a router. Normally, you would simply change the MAC address of the first device connected to the Modem which would be the Router. In this case, the Router is part of the Modem.

I would suggest putting the Internal Router in bridge mode to completely disable it and use a separate Router for security purposes. By doing that, you should get a new IP but you MUST restart the Modem by unplugging the power to it and removing any backup battery it may have. All of the lights on the Modem must go out. Then restart the Modem and allow it to boot before powering on the external Router. Usually about 30 to 60 seconds.

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