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How to Change your IP Address

Your IP address is a unique string of numbers acting like your online home address. It can be changed for various reasons.

Five Reasons for Changing IP Address

  1. Privacy Protection: A public IP address reveals your general location to websites you visit. Changing it can make your online activity more anonymous. It can hinder targeted advertising or location-based restrictions.

  2. Content Access: Some websites limit access based on location. Changing your IP address can overcome these restrictions and grant access to regionally exclusive content.

  3. Security Enhancement: Periodically changing your IP address can add an extra layer of security by making it harder to track your online movements.

  4. Network Troubleshooting: Certain network issues might be resolved by acquiring a new IP address. This can help diagnose if the problem lies with your device or your internet service provider (ISP).

  5. Website Testing: If you manage a website, changing your IP address allows you to test how it appears from different locations. This practice ensures a consistent user experience across regions.

Steps on Changing your IP Address

Step 1: After purchasing proxies, login to https://vip.squidproxies.com/login.php. 

Step 2: Click “Authorized IPs” and add your real IP address in the text box.

How to change your IP Address - Step 2 Authorize your IPs 

Step 3: Click “Submit” and wait for system propagation.

Step 4: After authorizing your actual IP, you can start using the proxies listed under “Assigned Proxies”. The specific setup instructions will vary depending on your device.

Step 5: After setting up the proxy on your device, visit an IP checker website.

To confirm that you have changed your IP, the IP checker should reflect your proxy IP address instead o your actual IP.

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