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    ****First and foremost, your ISP (Internet Service Provider) MUST provide you with a dynamic IP. If you do not have a dynamic IP then your IP will not change and in most cases you must pay your ISP for them to manually change your IP or give you a new one. Contact your ISP for more info.****


    Step 1. Logging into your router

    Open your web browser and in your address bar, type This will connect you to your Linksys router's control interface. You will most likely have to log into the router. This is to prevent unauthorized users on your network from messing with your internet security. If you have never logged in before or set a password, refer to the list below for what your username and password will be.

    Default user names:

    Linksys BEFW11S4, WRT54G: admin

    Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Ethernet routers: Administrator

    Linksys Comcast routers: comcast

    All other Linksys routers: [none]

    Default passwords:

    Linksys BEFW11S4: [none]

    Linksys Comcast routers: 1234

    All other Linksys routers: admin

    ***DHCP Release***

    ***NOTE*** This step will disconnect you from the internet. Make sure you are not going to piss off anyone that might also be using your network who needs it.

    ***NOTE*** Do NOT refresh or close this page once you hit the Release button in step 2. If you do, you will lose this page and will be on your own for figuring out how to get your internet back.

    Step 1. First, click on the Status tab at the top. Make sure the Router sub-tab is selected.
    --Where I have the black boxes, you should see all sorts of bits of info about your connection, including your current IP address. Take a mental note of this as it is what we are hoping should change.

    Step 2. Hit the DHCP Release button. This will end your communication with your ISP's DHCP server (The thing that assigns you an IP.) DO NOT HIT DHCP RENEW.

    Step 3. The page should refresh after a moment. Take a look back where your IP and other bits of info were listed. Hopefully now they should look similar to the 2nd image below.




    ***Changing your Router's MAC Address***

    Step 1. After you log in, click the Setup tab.

    Step 2. Under that, click the small sub-tab labled MAC Address Clone

    Step 3. Make sure it is enabled. Then you can change the value of your MAC address using hexidecimal. (0-9 and A-F, aka 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F in that order.)
    ---I recommend taking the pre existing MAC address and simply raising the value in the last group by 1. So if the last set is A4, change it to A5. If it is C9 the next highest would be CA

    Step 4. Save settings and your router now has a new MAC address.
    --What this step does is tricks the DHCP server into thinking a new computer has connected to it. Since two computers cannot share the same IP, it has no choice but to issue a brand new one to you.


    Step 1. Go back to the Status tab and then the Router sub-tab as mentioned in Step 2: DHCP Release.

    Step 2. This is a very easy step. Get a pen or paper clip and press the reset button on your modem. Make sure you reset the MODEM AND NOT THE ROUTER. If you reset your router, you will have a bit of a mess to clean up that you will be on your own with.

    Step 3. WAIT. Wait for your modem to fully reset. Normally you can see when it is finished when the blinking lights have stopped or returned to their normal flashing/on patterns. It usually takes a minute or two.

    Step 4. When you think your modem is finished, press the REFRESH button. You should hopefully see your local IP listed below where your normal one used to be. Don't panic, we are going to change that into your new IP.

    Step 5. Click the DHCP Renew button.

    Step 6. You should not have a brand new IP shown. This is the IP in which the internet will see when you connect to websites, games, etc. If this number is the same as before you started, then chances are you did something wrong.





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