So as to protect your Internet privacy, it is often necessary to change your China server IP address.
When you connect to the Internet, your Internet Service Provider assigns an IP address to your computer which makes it possible for webs and apps to keep track of your online activities and also pin point your physical location.
The followings are some methods to change IP address:
- Using a VPN
Although there are many ways to change your IP address, using a VPN proxy is the most secure way. The following are some of popular VPN proxies which most Internet users prefer:
- VyprVPN – It providers the fastest VPN services to make it possible for its users to change easily their real IP that uses a proxy and supports wide range of operating systems.
- Hide My Ass VPN – It is one of the most reputable VPN services which offer the secure proxy servers for China to allow people to change easily their IP address and obtain IP address from any country of their selection.
Advantages of VPN:
- Secure, fast and highly reliable: All your web traffic is encrypted to keep your data secure from hackers and also protect your privacy.
- You can pick from a list of countries to obtain a new IP address. This makes it possible to have your origin from any country of your selections.
- Bypass easily regional blocks to access websites that are restricted for your location.
- Change IP by restarting the router
Your ISP will assign a different IP to your computer called dynamic IP when you connect to the Internet. If your Internet connection uses a dynamic IP, then you can change it easily by restarting your network device such as router/ modem. All you have to do is turn off its switch for a while and turn it on again to get a different IP address assigned.
Unlike using a VPN, this method has quite a few drawbacks. Your newly assigned IP will have the same location or country as before. Therefore if you try to bypass a country block, it’ll not be possible. If your Internet connection uses a static IP address, you’ll get the same IP assigned no matter how many times you reset your router.
- Use free web proxy to change your IP address
If you can’t afford a VPN service or restarting the router does not get you a new IP, you can try some of the free browser based proxy services which can help you change your IP address and surf anonymously. The followings are some sites offering free proxy services like: filterbypass.me, proxysite.com, newipnow.com, englandproxy.co.uk
- Drawbacks of using free web proxies
Although those services are free of cost, they come with many drawbacks:
- The users may feel annoyed by ads and pop-ups as these sites need to generate revenue to compensate for free service.
- Privacy and security is questionable as most of the free services are unreliable.
- Limited choice over the selection of your IP servers China
- Most of them are slow and sites take a lot of time to load.
- How to ensure that your IP is changed?
To know your existing IP address, you just need to type ‘what is my IP address’ on Google and your public IP address should be displayed in the search results. Once you have successfully implemented one of the above mentioned IP changing ways, you can check your IP again on Google to ensure that you’ve got a new one.