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    Is there a safe way to either change an IP address or disguise it?

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    You could use something like this, https://www.opendns.com/premium-dns/

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCLearner View Post
    Is there a safe way to either change an IP address or disguise it?
    IP address assignment can be either "static" or "dynamic".

    This article helps explain dynamic IP addressing...

    https://askleo.com/what-is-dhcp/

    There are also "internal" IP addresses (i.e. what you see on your home network) and "external" IP addresses (what is seen on the Internet).

    If your concern is security, you might try the ShieldsUP! tests at GRC.com.

    https://www.grc.com/shieldsup
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    We prefer, for safety reasons, that URLs are clear and readable, so I have edited the shieldsup URL.

    Please, let's not have 95% of the topic dedicated to issues not related to the topic at hand. I have cleaned up the topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PCLearner View Post
    Is there a safe way to either change an IP address or disguise it?
    You can't change the IP address your ISP gives you, nor can you hide it. If it were hidden you would never receive replies.
    If you want anonymous browsing you need to use something like TOR.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    You can't change the IP address your ISP gives you, nor can you hide it. If it were hidden you would never receive replies.
    If you want anonymous browsing you need to use something like TOR.

    cheers, Paul
    Thanks Paul for that tip. Not being a techie it looks like it may be the answer to avoid being identified by those who have commercial and other purposes in mind. May I ask whether you have used it and, if so, what is your experience?

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    Long ago I gave up any notion of keeping my browsing private, so I've not used it. You should also be aware that some sites block TOR traffic.

    cheers, Paul

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    Another option would be to use a VPN where the IP address seen by sites you visit is that of the VPN provider.

    Here's an article on Lifehacker you may find interesting.

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    A Google search on "IP address obfuscators" (no quotes) returns some good information on URL "hiding".

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    Totally agree. This is what a VPN was made for and if it is that important--and it is when off your own network (though it can be used there as well)--you ought to pay for it.
    https://torrentfreak.com/which-vpn-s...dition-140315/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    You can't change the IP address your ISP gives you, nor can you hide it. If it were hidden you would never receive replies.
    If you want anonymous browsing you need to use something like TOR.

    cheers, Paul
    Come on Paul, you should know better! You can hide your IP address by using a proxy. Sometimes I use this method to watch video that is georestricted. I use a proxy in that country and I get a local IP that allows me to watch the video. You can find plenty of free proxies out there. Google is your friend.

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    Startpage search engine "proxy's" searches to Google, and also offers a proxy link to search results, as one way to hide your IP address. I don't know if searching is what your question is about, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johngaz View Post
    You can hide your IP address by using a proxy.
    It isn't really hidden, the proxy records it. TOR is the only way to be anonymous.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    It isn't really hidden, the proxy records it. TOR is the only way to be anonymous.

    cheers, Paul
    Not necessarily.


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    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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