Question about step 10 and 15

bindvori asked 2 years ago

hello, i got a question,

8. Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
9. Click on Use the following IP address
[B]10. Enter a false IP like[/B]11. Press Tab and the Subnet Mask section will populate with default numbers
12. Hit OK twice
13. Right click the active Local Area Connection again and choose Properties
14. Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
[B]15. Choose Obtain an IP address automatically[/B]

here we are enter manual an ip (point 10) and we changing to settings as Choose Obtain an IP address automatically again (point 10). if we back to first setting that connect with automatic ip, why we are enter manualy ip ?

note: i am using robotics cable modem.

thank you

1 Answers
wimiadmin Staff answered 2 years ago

Entering an IP manually then accepting those settings forces your computer to "change the IP". Then when you set it back to "Obtain Automatically" your computer makes a new request to your ISP and would hopefully grab a new IP.

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