Isn't there a much easier way to get a new IP address every day?
As an added measure of privacy & security, I like to change my IP address approximately two or three times a week.
Currently I unplug the DSL router and plug it back in (it doesn't have an on/off switch). Likewise, I unplug and plug back in my wireless router (why don't these things have a simple on/off switch?). I turn off my Windows XP computer. I leave the whole setup in the off state for various periods of time (depending on what's going on that day). Then I reboot this entire setup in sequence.
Often, (about three quarters of the time), that clears the old IP address and gets me a new IP address where I can start fresh.
But, about a quarter of the time, I can't get connected to the Internet when it all boots back up. I have to fiddle around for fifteen or twenty minutes until I can get reconnected (killing the software firewall, powering the dsl modem down, powering the linksys router down, removing the cat5 cables, waiting 30 seconds, powering back up in sequence, rehooking the cat5 cables, resetting the linksys router passwords and settings, re-enabling the software firewall, etc.).
You guys are smarter than I am. Is there an easier more reliable way to get a new IP address every day? If there is ... pray tell ...
What is the easiest way to change my DSL IP address periodically?