How to Change Public and Private IP Address on Windows 10/7/8

IP (Internet Protocol) Address is the unique numerical label allotted to each device which uses the internet and connected to computer network. It is a term, a usual internet user would not even think about, but it is an important technology which mainly serves two foremost functions of network interface identification and location addressing.

How to Change Public and Private IP Address

Why to Change IP Address

There are several reasons why one would want to change IP Address, such as when you’re banned by IP based sites, or when you want to register more than one account on a particular site. The other perk of changing IP address is that you can change or hide your identity and can get access to all the IP based restricted data.

There are mainly two IP types, Public IP and Private IP. Public IP is an address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to identify that network which you can find by searching what’s my public IP on Google too. It is unique globally. Whereas Private IP is an address within this macro network web, allotted to a particular device on that network.

It is fun and safe under some circumstances to change the IP address of your Windows computer, but you should still be cautious of online virus, which could cause loss of money and important files.

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Part 1. How to Change Public IP Address on Windows 10/8/7

As mentioned above, the Public IP is an address which is given by the service provider, who mostly assign dynamic IP Address and changes from time to time. Therefore, we can change public IP address easily by given ways.

Part 2. How to Change Private IP on Windows 10/8/7

As a matter of fact, most people are looking for this part. However, firstly, you should know:

How to Find/Refresh/Renew IP Address in Windows

How to Manually Change IP Address in Windows

Now if you want to set or change static IP manually. The step by step guidance is given below.

Note: the instruction is based on Windows 10, but the operation should be similar on earlier version Windows OS.

If you are using more than one network on your PC, enter the details like subnet mask, default gateway, preferred DNS server, and alternate DNS server.

If you wish to reverse the operation, then minimize the “Network Connections” window, then repeat the steps above, but in step 8, choose “Obtain an IP address automatically” to access the Internet again.

We know that changing an IP Address is an unpleasant and prolonged experience, but if you know how it can help you to access some restricted data and some IP based ban sites, you would definitely find this above article helpful. Give your valuable feedback in the comment section and still, you have some queries or need feel free approach.

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