There are many methods to change your IP address. Some methods will work for you but may not work for someone else. Now, this post will guide you on how to change your IP address in windows by using the command prompt.

 

Hide IP Address:

Step 1

 

Switch your router AND your modem OFF.

Disconnect the router cables.

Plug the cable from your modem directly into your computer.

Restart both the computer modem.

Wait a minute for your internet connection to come back.

Surf to a couple of websites to confirm that your connection is back online

Step 2

Click on the Windows orb and enter “cmd” (without quotes) into the search box

Step 3

Type “ipconfig/release’ (without quotes) at the prompt in the command prompt window that appears. Press the “Enter” Key to unhide your IP address, type ‘config / renew’ (without quotes) to renew the IP address, then press the “Enter” key.

 

Reset IP Address:

Step 1

Turn your modem OFF and wait 30-45 seconds before turning it back ON.

Wait another 30-45 seconds after restarting the modem for the lights to return to normal.

Step 2

Click the Windows orb and then “Control Panel’ in the resulting menu.

Select “Network’ and internet” and then “Network and Sharing Center.

Click on “Manage Network Connections” from the sidebar.

Step 3

Right-click on your “Local Area Connection and then click “Disable”.

Wait about a minute and then click “Enable” to reactivate the connection. This helps to refresh your IP address.

Step 4

Check your IP address through the Network and Sharing Center to ensure that the IP address changed

How to Hide and Reset IP Address

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