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One question many Internet Marketers ask is “How do I change my IP address?”

First of all let’s answer the question of exactly “What is an IP address?”

Simply put, an Internet Protocol (IP) address is an exclusive numerical label that is assigned to all information technology devices (printers, routers, modems, et al) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication between its nodes. In laymans terms it is the same as your home address. In order for you to receive snail mail at home the sending party must have your correct mailing address (IP address) in your town (network) or you do not receive your mail. Without this specific address, information cannot be received. An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing.

This exclusive numerical label appears as a group of 4 numbers separated by a period. An example would be something similar to this: (

There are 2 different types of IP addresses, Dynamic IP and Static IP.

Dynamic IP: One that is not static and could change at any time. This type of IP is issued to you from a pool of IP addresses allocated by your ISP or DHCP Server. This is for a large number of customers that do not require the same IP all the time for a variety of reasons. Your computer will automatically get this number as it logs on to the network and saves you the trouble of having to know details regarding the specific network configurations. This number can be assigned to anyone using a dial-up connection, Wireless and High Speed Internet connections. If you need to run your own email server or web server, it would be best to have a static IP.

Static IP: One that is fixed and never changes. This is in contrast to a dynamic IP which may change at any time. Most ISP’s use a single static IP or a block of static IP’s for a few extra bucks a month.

Another question that arises is “why would anyone want to change their IP address?” There is not a specific number of reasons, however, one main reason could be the fact that any one particular website may be blocking your access to it or that website may have banned your IP for whatever reason. The only way around that is if you change your IP address.

Now it is not that difficult to change your IP address. There are many ways, but try this one first.

If this doesn’t work visit the “Change IP Address Forum”.

The first thing you want to do is find out what your IP address is RIGHT now. So go here to do that.

“What is my IP address”

Now, turn off (or unplug the power of ) your Cable/DSL modem for five minutes. In many cases this will change your IP address. However, if that does not change your IP address, repeat the process for 8 hours (overnight works well) instead of 5 minutes. Hopefully this will result in an IP change.

When you turn your modem back on or plug it back in, you should have a new IP address. If your IP address does not change, send an email to me at timothypatrickcarney at gmail dot com, & I will see what I can do to assist you with your concerns.

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Thank you for taking the time to read my “Internet Marketing Unique Techniques” article!

Have a fantastic, profitable & healthy week!

Your Social Media Marketing Friend

Timothy P. Carney

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