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30-May-2011, 11:58 AM #16
No, you cannot change your public IP assigned by your ISP. You could call them, but I doubt they'd change it. There's no point in doing so.
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30-May-2011, 12:16 PM #17

Just so you understand the difference. Your ISP assigns you a public IP address. From there you have a modem and router (maybe the same device) that provides all computers on the inside of your network with a private IP. Think of it as a hotel. The hotel has a street address (public address) then each room in the hotel has a number (private address).

That being said I can't think of any reason why you would want to change your public IP address. If you could explain to us the need to change it maybe?

As mentioned above the ISP is the only one who can change it. They generally dynamically assign address' and will only push a change if there is a specific problem with the one provided.

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30-May-2011, 01:33 PM #18
Its pretty easy to change a DSL ISP IP address. You just sign out of the ISP connection...and wait, and wait, and wait maybe a little bit more, until the address that was assigned to you is used elsewhere. Sing back in and walla, new public I.P. address. As stated though, what's the point, disconnecting the computer from the Internet is far more effective and quickly accomplished.
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