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Subject: Change IP Address
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: steve33434-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 02 Oct 2006 18:23 PDT
Expires: 01 Nov 2006 17:23 PST
Question ID: 770300
I am in the US on a cable modem using IE. I want to be able to change
my IP address whenever I desire to other IP addresses in the US. If
possible I would also like to choose by state. All I care about is
showing a different IP address.
I am not to computer savy so I need a very simple solution. Is there a
sevice available where I could accesses and change addresses from
their site or a simple software program.

Request for Question Clarification by keystroke-ga on 03 Oct 2006 09:44 PDT
Hi Steve,

What you are wanting to do seems to be technically impossible;
however, by configuring certain pieces of software you will be able to
do this.

If you go to the following website

and download the Mozilla Firefox web browser, if you don't have it
already, you will be able to successfully use something known as

once installed, go to the following website:

and write down the IP address you see. This is your current IP
address. Now go to

This will list available free internet proxies that you can use. These
proxies are available from all around the world, not just the United

Once you have found a proxy you wish to try, it is time to enter it into Firefox.

Open Firefox, click Tools, then Options, then in the General tab,
click Connection Settings, now click Manual Proxy Configuration and
enter the IP and PORT listed on the website. In
this example

the IP address is and the port is 3128.

Now go back to and see if your IP has changed. If
so you are now based in a new country. You must note that this will
only change the IP for those pieces of software that you configure to
use the proxy. You will still be using your normal IP but your
internet browsing will use the new IP you configured. Although
Internet Explorer can be configured to use this I find that it
generally ignores you and performs direct connections, so it is not
suitable for the purpose (in addition to being an inferior web browser
to Firefox anyway).

Let me know if this meets your needs and I will post as the official answer.


Clarification of Question by steve33434-ga on 03 Oct 2006 20:22 PDT
Hi keystroke-ga:

If possible I would like to stay with IE. Is there a proxy website
like that I could use and be able to select a proxy server
from there.

Request for Question Clarification by keystroke-ga on 04 Oct 2006 05:01 PDT
Hello Steve,

You can use that website for use with IE but there seems to be a bug
with IE where if it can establish a normal connection it will (just
one of the many bugs in IE; I highly recommend Firefox for this
reason). Always check to make sure your proxies
are working.

But you can use that website along with IE to browse the internet.
Just be careful that IE is not always 100% successful using them.
Hence, I recommend Firefox.

Let me know where this takes you answer-wise.


Clarification of Question by steve33434-ga on 04 Oct 2006 21:57 PDT
Still looking for a solution to work with IE
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Change IP Address
From: aussietpp-ga on 03 Oct 2006 11:05 PDT
I post in a forum where my IP address is displayed for me.

This address does change. I don't know why.

Subject: Re: Change IP Address
From: hlpusr-ga on 03 Oct 2006 11:38 PDT
It's called a dynamic IP. Your ISP is given a subnet of IPs that they
are allowed to use on the Internet. Each time you reconnect you are
given a new IP from their subnet. Sometimes you get a new one
sometimes you don't. It is basically luck of the draw.

Subject: Re: Change IP Address
From: usrhlp2-ga on 06 Oct 2006 00:31 PDT
Hi Steve, I have to ask, have you even tried what Keystroke has
suggested? Go to the proxy address list, find a proxy you want to use,
put it into IE

Tools -> Internet options -> Connections -> LAN settings

Put a tick in "Use a proxy server for your LAN" and then enter the
proxy address and IP you found. Now go to and if
the IP address that is showing is the one that you set your proxy to
you know it is working.

I too would seriously advise you changing over to Firefox. I used to
be a long time avid supporter of IE until I realised that it is
actually not that good and my friends were right, Firefox is better.
With proxies, IE does not seem to work as you would hope. :(

Subject: Re: Change IP Address
From: nadav101-ga on 15 Oct 2006 13:21 PDT
You can find proxies at:

and as for using them with IE:

Open up a IE Window,

Then go to: Tools -> Internet Options 

A window will open - Go to the "Connections" Tab.

You will see a button named "Lan Settings" There, click it.

Then a new window opens, - One category is "Automatic Configuration",
the other one is "Proxy Server"

Tick the box in Proxy Server, fill the place where it says "Address"
with the IP  of your proxy, and in the port, fill in the port of your

Hope I helped you.
Subject: Re: Change IP Address
From: usrhlp-ga on 16 Oct 2006 11:58 PDT
No offence Nadav101, but why did you just write what I wrote?


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