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without a VPN, how do you change the IP Address on your PC, do you have to completely change internet service provider in order to do it or do you have to move to a completely new residence or is there another way of doing it?
Because of how NAT works, your public IP address is generally set at your modem/router.  You can phone up your ISP and request a static IP, and they might even help you set that up.  It'll probably cost at least $25 a month.  Or you can use a commercial VPN (who will sell your imformation to literally everyone and rat you out to the feds if you're posting hitler memes).  Or you can set up your own, if you feel like buying or renting a server.
To add to this OP, if you have access to your networks router, you can also find the setting "Clone MAC Address", set the MAC to +1 whatever it is, and save.

This will restart your router, and your ISP DHCP server will see a new MAC address and hand you a new public IP. It is by far the fastest and most reliable method.
I find having a dynamic IP address useful but I use a lot of other OPSEC schemes (not just using encrypted VPN). Isolating online activities is also crucial to having good OPSEC (such as having numerous isolated web browsers, each used for different online activities). I also use a second isolated computer just for email and legit stuff like online shopping. Even if that computer got hacked, it is in no way associated to my other computer I use to shitpost on sites like this, or identified to my political beliefs or any file sharing services. Compartmentalization is key to operational security and privacy. Computers are a double edged sword, they can be used to your advantage but also to the advantage of your adversaries if you are not extremely cautious and careful.

Also, it helps to learn about firefox  "about:config"  to help fortify your web browser from adversaries and hackers. There are a lot of options out there as far as firefox forks as well privacy extensions. You can test your browser security here: https://browserleaks.com/
> You can phone up your ISP and request a static IP, and they might even help you set that up.

Why would you do that? Having a dynamic IP address is better because it changes periodically and is not forever associated to YOU unlike a static registered IP address.
General guide to online privacy and measures you can take:


Best Firefox-forked browser today would be Librewolf. You can use and tweak about:config settings to make it even more secure.



As for private VPN services & reviews, here:


Never trust a free VPN service btw, free VPNs make money by selling user data and/or are most likely compromised by governments. VPN companies that are legit and private have lots of money and lawyers to deal with unnecessary/abusive governmental pressure.

All you need to do is pick which VPN service you decide to do business with, download their software from their official site (make sure it is from their own site btw), and install it. The VPN software won't work until you register your account name and password, which you have to set up with that company. Make sure you have an AOL or some other legit email account like Proton Mail. Also make sure whatever VPN provider you do business with has a "no logging" policy. See below a list of decent providers:


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