Change my home IP without using VPN

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realkewl
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Change my home IP without using VPN

Post by realkewl » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:42 pm

Hello all,

1. I have home broadband
2. I have a router, actually two (primary, and second router just a node on the primary, but the secondary router is my router and I have my wi-fi configured so all my devices connect to it, below I'll explain better)
3. Home computer is windows 10 and windows 8.1.

Ok, what I am trying to do is change my IP address to be a USA IP address. Why?

Because I travel a lot to different countries but, I want my employer to think I am still in the USA primarily.

I have my company's computer laptop that I VPN into the network, so I cannot have two VPN's running at the same time.
I asked my ISP provider if they could do it before I signed up with them and they said yes, but of course after I signed up and went back the next month they couldn't figure out how to do it. Plus, they speak a different language so it is very hard for me to communicate with them.

Anyway, I am sure this has been asked over and over again...I did a search but I found more folks trying to change their phone's IP.

I have looked into Smart DNS (only good for websites) and have started looking into a proxy server. But here's where it gets tricky, because I want to change the router, so all my devices appear from the USA. The last country I was in, they was able to do it no problem. But this country they cannot seem to figure it out. The reason I want to change the router is because the company's computer has group policies that could overwrite anything I change.

I also have another laptop that I could share it's hotspot if the router cannot be changed.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. BTW I do have a VPN, actually two...NORDVPN and ExpressVPN. Also, I have access to both routers. I would prefer to change my router config...but not sure if they would be good enough, because it is just a node on the main router and servers up DCHP IP's for all my connected devices.

Thanks,
realkewl

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Re: Change my home IP without using VPN

Post by Chrispcritters » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:51 am

If your ISP is not in the US you will not be able to do that without using a VPN.

What you might want to look at doing is seeing if your router can be configured to use a US IP address from either NordVPN or ExpressVPN. It's just a matter of if your router supports it and if your VPN company supports it as well. You would need to reach out to the support company at either VPN provider.
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Re: Change my home IP without using VPN

Post by realkewl » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:21 pm

Yes my router can support it, but again if I use NornVPN or ExpressVPN, I will be using a VPN, and then I could not VPN into my companies VPN, correct?

The strange thing is I moved about 5 hours away from my other apartment and that ISP Provider (note non US ISP) was able to do it. Of course that ISP is not available i this area.

Also, I have two routers that I use. The main router (from ISP) and then my router (for all my devices). So when I move I just plug my router into their router and I'm good to go.

Thanks,
relakewl

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