I have a standalone Home PC, which is not connected to any network including the internet. It doesnot even have the network adapters installed.
Now I want to change the default Ip(127.0.0.1) assigned to it.
I have changed the hosts file and rebooted but without any success.
I am in a desparate situation. please help!
The loopback address 127.0.0.1 is practically hard-wired into all NICs. The only way to "get rid of it" is to disable TCP/IP on your system.
PS. The HOSTS file is not used for IP address settings. This is used as a (very) basic form of DNS, which allows someone (whether intentionally or not) to direct sites to other IP addresses. This is used both by certain spyware scanners that restrict known spyware sites from being accessed by redirecting them to the loopback address, and by some forms of spyware that try to stop you from downloading spyware scanners and redirecting you to "false" sites to get personal or financial details.
Thanks for the responses.. i am running an application which creates problems if my IP is 127.0.0.1.
So I need to change it at ANY cost.
Can you please tell me how to disable TCP/IP ..and incase i disable it what will be my new IP or there will be no IP at all?
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