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Does Changing Your MAC Address Change Your IP Address?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Fluoresce, Apr 23, 2010.

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  1. Fluoresce

    Fluoresce Thread Starter

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    I'm thinking about changing my IP address. I heard that you can change your IP address if you change your MAC address, and that you can change your MAC address using various software.

    Firstly, is it even safe to change your MAC address?

    My PC connects to the Web via a router. When I check my IP address on one of the many Web sites that provide such a service, it shows my router's IP address, which is static. When I disconnect the router, connect to the Web without it, and check my IP address again, it shows my PC's IP address, which is dynamic.

    If I were to change my MAC address, will it change my PC's IP address or my router's IP address?
     
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    This is not going to do anything for you. If your ISP assigns you a STATIC ip address and you want it changed you need to contact your ISP.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Why do you want to change your IP address?
     
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