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Change my client wlan ip adress?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Jakuen, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Jakuen

    Jakuen Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hey there, i just wanted to ask if theres a way to change the ip my android phone logs into a wlan network, so if my ip was banned, i could change my client ip to just log in like another person.
    Thanks in advance,

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  2. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Android Expert

    In order to answer a question like that, I'd need to know where you were banned from.
  3. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    Your IP is generally assigned by the router it's connecting to.

    However in Settings > Wireless > Wifi > (Menu) > Advanced there are some setting to use a static IP address.

    This static IP will be useless though if the router doesn't allow it. YMMV

    /Thread moved to Computers & IT.
  4. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    The IP that's banned is the one your provider assigns to your router. If the person placing the ban knows anything, it's only the first 3 numbers of the IP address that are banned, and the only number you can change is the 4th one, so changing your IP won't evade the ban.

    Even if you could evade the ban, a knowledgeable person would then ban your entire provider. If it's a popular site, your provider would get a lot of complaints. They'd contact the site and find that someone using your IP address at some specific time and date was the cause of the ban. That would most likely result in your internet account being canceled.

    Bottom line? Unless the person placing the ban is an idiot, you can't evade a ban. (In 1996, the entire country of Malaysia was banned from one network. Even the government of Malaysia couldn't get the ban lifted until the people causing the ban were banned from using the internet by the government of Malaysia. A website is private property - you only have what right to use it that the owner of the site gives you.)
  5. scythefwd

    scythefwd Well-Known Member

    You're router isn't pulling a new address when you access wifi on your phone. This is what happens.

    You turn on your router. It sends a request for IP configuration. Your ISP fulfills that request and sends back configuration data. This is called DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol).

    THEN your router sets itself up has a DHCP server. When your computer, your phone, printer, etc. asks for an IP... your router supplies that information. When you browse with it, your router changes the IP address of all the traffic to it's own IP address (generically, specifically it changes the IP and tracks the request by port number, which it associates with the request from the IP address from whatever the request came from.. aka NAT (network address translation)).

    Changing the address on your phone will DO NOTHING to avoid that ban if the systems admin who banned you is even halfway decent. You could attempt to change your routers IP, but thats the fun thing with DHCP. It leases you that address for x length of time. As long as that time hasn't passed, it will assign you the exact same IP address. When that time is 1/2 up, your system renews the lease if it can reach the server. You'd first have to determine how long the lease is (something you can't do from most factory routers), and then shut off the router for that length of time (disabling your internet for that period as well, usually the lease is 7 or 30 days), and HOPE that after your lease expires, someone else, who has no active lease, requests an IP address before you do. This is basically someone who just had the service activated, most everyone else will already have a lease. Getting that IP address to change is a pain. If you attempt to set it manually, you will, eventually, cause an IP address conflict on the network and your provider will just shut you off to keep the problems down. They can tell who is causing the problem pretty easily. It would take me a grand total of about 5 minutes to discover the culprit on my networks. That includes logging in.

    In other words.. it's not easy, what you want to do wont work, and quit being a duche on the different forums and getting yourself banned.

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