You may be thinking to yourself, “Well, I know what a proxy is, but how do I change my IP address for good?” Luckily, we have the answer you’re looking for: learn how to change IP address permanently.
3 options to change IP address permanently
Option 1: Contact your ISP
As with everything, there are many different ways to change your IP address, the most common being to simply contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and ask for them to change your IP Address for you. In most circumstances, they will have no problem with doing this. Occasionally, depending on whether you have committed any Internet crimes or not, they may not be willing to change it.
Option 2: Turn off your modem/router
In these cases, you can change your IP Address yourself by turning off your modem for five-ten minutes and then turning it back on. This will usually result in a change of your IP address. If not, keep doing this for a while. You can also simply turn it off before you go to bed, and then turn it back on when you get up. This will give it plenty of time to “recharge”. Then again, if none of that works, there’s still a few more ways you can change it.
Option 3: Use the ipconfig command
First off, you’ll need to open a command prompt by clicking Start at the bottom of your screen, click ‘Run’, and then type “cmd” in the box that opens. This will cause a black screen to appear. Now type “ipconfig /release” followed by, “ipconfig /renew”. Type “exit” and close any open programs. You’ll need to shut down and turn off your computer. Turn off all Ethernet hubs and switches, if you know what those are. Now turn off your cable or DSL modem and leave everything off for the night. When you wake up, you can turn everything back on. This should assign you a new IP address.
If by any chance that all of that did not help at all, you will need some software or some extensive manuals about changing your IP address.
In order to verify if your IP address changed or not you can use: XMyIP.com.