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Monday, October 22, 2007

Change Static IP


To start off, you need a direct connection to your modem and computer. If you have a router, disconnect it and directly hook up your modem to your computer.

1. Open up the command prompt by pressing Start->Run and typing in cmd

2. In the command prompt, type “Ipconfig/all”. This will tell you your current IP Address. After, type “ipconfig/release”. Keep the command prompt open for easy access.

3. Go to “Network Connections” (accessible through the control panel). Right click “Local Area Connection” and click “Properties”

4. With “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) selected, click the “Properties” button.

5. A new window will open. Under the “General” tab, select “Use the Following IP address”. Under “Ip Address”, put “″. Press the “Tab” key on your keyboard.

6. Press Ok on both open windows.

7. Repeat steps 3-4. Under the “General” tab, press the radio button “Automatically Assign Me an Ip Address”. Press ok on both windows.

8. Go back to the command prompt and type in “Ipconfig/all”. You’ll now notice you have a new IP address.

So, this will be handy if you want to by-pass Rapidshare 1 hour download limit, provided that you have a static IP address.


Randoms said...

Great, i love it,
BUT... How do you do this on a Mac Computer.

noob said...

does this work? ... to me it doesnt i don't know what to do (5.)

Peter said...

This doesn't work.

Marcelo said...

It works for me. My ip is static and changes one time in a 2 month span but not anymore!! thanks for this tutorial it's really useful for some1 who downloads by rapidshare, easy-share, megaupload etc.

Nikola said...

Its work for me, its change the last numbers, so the adress is (i write random ip) it will be change the last combination, so it will be change 222 into soomething.

Yue said...

I could not find "Use the Following IP address" under the General tab. any advice?

Yue said...

Yes, it works!

Rindzer said...

I have one question...
if i want to change back my ip adress will work ? i just have to delete what i wrote in TCP/IP right ?

WNid said...

Hmm, I have a static IP and this does not work. I thought it was dynamic IPs wich could be changed using this method? It makes a lot more sense that way.

Unknown said...

Doesn't work.
-Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
-Static IP