Configuring a Router to Change IP

What is the default IP address  for all computers on the Internet? That is the IP address that every computer has when it connects to the World Wide Web via an Internet connection. This address is what your web browser and every other program on your computer use to find itself on the web. The IP address  web servers use to send your request for information back to you. The problem with this simple information is that there are many different subnets (or addresses) of the IP address.


IP Address - All About Configuration

When you go to the website of any company, or even to a search engine such as Google or Yahoo, you will see the IP address listed either in the address field or as a hyperlink. The most likely reason that you see one of these links on a web page is that the site uses a router to connect to the internet. If you click on this link, you will be taken to a page where you can see the IP address of the router (or private IP addresses). In the past, you may have only seen the default IP address. In fact, when you set up your computer, the manufacturer probably included a default setting for its IP addresses.

However, because you have customized your own router configuration and probably saved many more personal settings than the manufacturer initially provided, you have now been shown the IP address of your entire network. Because you are in a private network, the other users of this network cannot see your IP address unless you tell them so. Unless you have told them, they will not be able to obtain your IP address or know the name of the network you are part of. As long as you have administrator access privileges, they will not be able to see your IP address

If you were to go to the control panel, you would find an administrative menu option for "Internet Options".

  1.  Click on it, then click on "Router Using the Web Administration Interface". 
  2. When you are in that tree, you will see a pane for "IP Settings", which lists all of your different IP addresses. 
  3. At the top of the page is an option for "hide my IP address". 
  4. Click on that, and it will take you to the next step. This is step two of our how to hide your IP address tutorial.
  5. clicking on the IPs that you want to hide, then choose "Purge All". 
  6. You will then see a pop-up box. Click "Yes" to prevent any further browsing by anyone else on the Internet. Then, you will see another page on your browser window. 
  7. Click on that to open the "administratively change the IPs" window.
  8. You will see a tab for "inet settings", which lists your computer's network settings. Look through it and note down each setting that you can change. 
  9. You should do this for all of your router setups, as once you have changed the IP of one of your computers, you will need to restart the device for the changes to take effect. We are just getting started with this step, so make sure that you note it down.
  10. The next step requires that you go back to the "LAN" part of your interface, and you will see a new entry called "arp", then an entry for the port number (we'll use this later). You need to enter this in the field for the wireless connection that you are using. 
  11. You also have another option here, which is to change the setting for the automatic logging on. This is a feature of most routers, so look for it and set it off.
  12.  Save all of your other changes, and you will be done with your router installation.
  13. The last step is to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.


When you do this, you will find that your wireless network name has been updated, the SSID, wireless band name and frequency have been saved, and you can log onto your network. Hopefully, you will find that you now have an option in your Administration Menu option to change your wireless settings. Changing the SSID, frequency, and network name will give you the best signal reception and speed.


on Yo Joe!