This article will show you how to easily change your IP address in Windows 7 and Vista, within just a few minutes. However, it is very important that you follow those steps very closely. In particular, the instructions for disconnecting and reconnecting hardware, and turning hardware ON/OFF, are extremely important. So as much as you may be tempted skip a step, doing so will just waste your time.
You most likely already have your own reasons for wanting to change your IP address in Vista/7. Perhaps you're concerned about privacy, or wish to throw off marketers that track your surfing habits. Whatever the case may be, be sure to also delete your browser cookies after making the changes below. Cookies can also be used to track your surfing, and failure to clear them may render your IP change useless.
ONE WARNING: Your ISP may not appreciate subscribers who change their IP address frequently, and doing so may result in surcharges, or even service disruption. Therefore, if you need a more versatile option, be sure to check out our homepage for other options.