It should be a simple issue to change the IP address but from what I see on the web - it is not.
IP address is to my mind a vital security element and should be convenient to change at any time.
Reading the various web suggestions is a spaghetti junction of complex and suspect "methods".
One says to leave the computer without power for a few minutes or better still overnight and the IP will renew - it does not !
Another says this -
"Click Start->Run, type cmd and press Enter. Type ipconfig /release at the prompt window, press Enter, it will release the current IP configuration. Type ipconfig /renew at the prompt window, press Enter, wait for a while, the DHCP server will assign a new IP address for your computer."
Not tried it, but sceptical.
Your comments please - thank you.
PS - My computer is a desktop using a modem. Server is Virgin Media - Broadband.
Edited by Beaker77, 27 July 2018 - 08:28 AM.