how to change my external IP?
Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:58 PM
so how should i be able to do that? i found few pointers on the web but they were all
explained bit poorly.
oh, and my external ip is dynamic as far as i know.
Posted 24 May 2008 - 05:08 PM
Basically you need to switch off your router/box until the lease runs out, at which time when you reconnect, you will be issued a new one.
As you mention, if it was static you would need to get your ISP to change it.
Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:47 PM
so basicaly what i gather... router obtains the lease every 24 hours. if i log on onto the computer in that time it will renew the lease and my ip will remain the same.
so should i turn off the router or modem for 24 hours or just a turn them off/on at the time of lease expiration - turn it off before and turn on after?
Posted 24 May 2008 - 09:16 PM
Edited by paranoid_user, 24 May 2008 - 09:21 PM.
Posted 25 May 2008 - 12:55 AM
You need to configure your software to use a proxy. Many programs do not support this; however web browsers like Firefox and IE do, if that is what you need the proxy for. Just find a list of proxies on Google - basically you want a list of IPs and ports. Be sure that your proxy isn't a "transparent proxy", or else your IP won't be masked. Then, in Firefox for example, you would go on the menu to Preferences ->Advanced->Network->Settings, and fill out the IP and port of the proxy accordingly.
never did that. how do i do that? :]
Basically a proxy is just a server that stands between your computer and the server you're trying to reach. It receives the information that you send it (requesting a web page, for example), and forwards it to the server. But since *it* is now the one sending the request, not *you*, the remote server sees the IP of the proxy, not your IP.
Also, if you really want to be anonymous, take a look at Tor + the torbutton extension for firefox. Tor is similar to using a proxy except it encrypts your data multiple times. It then sends that data through a web of multiple computers, with each computer decrypting a layer of the data. It would help to take a look at "web proxy" and "onion routing" on wikipedia.
Posted 25 May 2008 - 03:13 PM
i was looking for anonymous proxies and came across these PlanetLab/CoDeeN servers. most of them have good latency and are anonymous but have rather shady restrictions that seemed to pop-up in 8 cases from 10. something in a vein of: ""You are trying to use a node of the CoDeeN CDN Network. Your IP address is not recognized as a valid PlanetLab address, so your request rate is being limited." seems strange that all those proxy lists seem to crawl with them.
just to verify something out... when i use "distant" proxy, like something overseas, is there a decrease in bandwith? this is a bit confusing as i am from Europe and when i checked the latency info on some proxies, the US ones seemed to have less latency than some EU ones. so i do not know exactly if the latency is measured according to "me" or the site/server thats it displayed on.
Posted 25 May 2008 - 05:25 PM
Posted 26 May 2008 - 09:21 AM
Edited by Dex, 26 May 2008 - 09:23 AM.
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