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Can't get a new IP address!


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#1 ohnoados

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:43 PM

I have Windows 10, and have tried to change my IP address in every way imaginable.

 

I've tried...

 

-ipconfig/release and renew

 

-disconnecting from the router and restarting my computer

 

-going to router configuration (TP-Link) and renewing IP address through there (yes, it says my IP is dynamic)

 

...but the IPv6 address appears the same whenever I check ipconfig.

 

Problem is, somebody obtained my IP address last night and tried to DOS me. Am I crazy, or is whatever IP address this guy has still valid to DOS me after all my efforts? BTW, not that it matters, but he obtained my IP through a malicious .png on Steam and has since been reported.

 

Thanks!



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:58 PM

It all depends on your ISP. Shutdown the router then your modem. Boot the Modem then your router. Your address should change. If not then you need to contact your ISP.

 

May be worth a read.

 

https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r29269441-IPv6-how-often-does-the-IPv6-network-prefix-change-first-4-groups

 

https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=120277



#3 ohnoados

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 02:38 PM

It all depends on your ISP. Shutdown the router then your modem. Boot the Modem then your router. Your address should change. If not then you need to contact your ISP.

 

May be worth a read.

 

https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r29269441-IPv6-how-often-does-the-IPv6-network-prefix-change-first-4-groups

 

https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=120277

 

Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I've tried all that to no avail. In talking to my ISP, they said that the IP address was inherent to the router and cannot be changed. Now, it seems like one option is to change the IP address of the affected device within the pool of addresses the router has (if I understand this correctly). But how do I do that? I'm looking through my router config page (it's TP-Link) and I'm not finding anything useful.

 

Any ideas here? Thanks.



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Posted 18 July 2018 - 02:52 PM

Are you using a router/gateway from your ISP or are you using a separate router and modem? I say this because the ISP is the one who assigns the IP address. Your router takes the IP address and then uses it's DHCP server to assign a IP address in the 192.168.x.x range or whatever your router uses.

 

https://www.tp-link.com/ae/faq-67.html






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