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Old 08-07-2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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I wanted to reset my IP address, so I called my cable internet service provider and they walked me through the process. I unplugged the ethernet cable from my router and connected my computer directly to my modem. Then, I unplugged the coax cable from my modem, plugged in back in again, and within Windows did ipconfig/renew in the command prompt. This successfully changed my IP address.

Then, I ran my wires back into the router again (instead of plugging the computer directly into the modem). To my surprise, the old IP address was back again! So, I went into linksys screen to release the IP address and started the process over again.

I got a new IP address once again, but now the Linksys router can't seem to figure out the new IP address so nothing works going through the router. What do I do?
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Connect the computer to the modem again, this time take note of the ipconfig /all command

You should see your new IP and MAC address.

Go back to the router and use the clone mac address feature and enter the mac address of the computer. The router should appear to the modem as the current computer connected and should retain the new address.
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