Last Updated on 1st February 2023
Different kinds of websites, apps, stores, games, and online applications use various methods to prevent users who break the rules from accessing their platforms. One of the most used methods is banning users’ IP addresses.
All these platforms and websites log the users’ IP addresses in their databases and bind them with their accounts, personal information, email, and browser. Some of them even bind the IP address with the user’s hardware. These may sound like too much to you, but that’s the truth.
Now you may ask, is it easy to get around an IP ban? Depending on the platform, game, or website and the reason got IP banned, the difficulties of bypassing that differ.
While IP Bans mostly apply to cheaters, and people who break the rules, there are some rare cases when users will get IP banned without an obvious reason. Whatever the case may be, below, you will find step-by-step instructions on bypassing any IP ban instantly and getting back to your favorite game, platform, or website again.
How To Bypass Any IP Ban.
Now that you know the fundamentals of an IP ban and the reasons for getting your IP address banned, let’s get straight to the point. Below you can find all the steps to get your new IP address whitelisted again on any server and start playing instantly.
To get around an IP ban with 100% success, you should do every step of this guide in the same order as shown below and not skip a single one. If you miss any step or change the order, you will most likely get banned instantly again!!
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Step 1 – Uninstall the app, game, or browser.
The first and most important thing you’ll have to do is to completely uninstall the game, app, or browser(if you got banned on a website) and make sure to clear every single file related to that.
We want to ensure that no files are left on the PC that could link you back to the IP ban.
Navigate to the Control Panel and choose the option Programs.
Next, click on Programs & Features option.
Locate the app, game, or browser, right-click on it, and choose Uninstall.
If you are on a phone just uninstall the APP.
Step 2 – Clear Cache/Fingerprints/Leftovers.
Now let’s start clearing up any trace files left on your PC. Please copy each location from the list below, paste it into the search bar, and look for Folders/Files related to the game or app and delete them.
These are the locations you will find in the shortcuts:
- C:\Program Files (x86)
- C:\Program Files
Once you delete everything related to the app or game from all these locations, the next thing you will have to do is to delete some leftovers in the registry.
Press Windows Key + R, and type Regedit.
A window should pop up. You will have to do now to copy each of the locations below, paste them into the registry search bar, and then look for any folders related to the app/game and delete them.
At each location, you will see a lot of folders on the left side.
Right-click on any folder related to the game/app and choose Delete.
If you are on a phone you can skip this step.
Step 3 – Mask & Setup your IP Address
I recommend using NordVPN because they have dedicated IP addresses which means that you will be the only person using the particular IP address.
Why is the dedicated IP important?
Because you will have a fresh IP address only for yourself that no one else can connect from.
The shared servers from all VPN services are public to everyone with a subscription, which means that the chances that someone already got a public IP banned are very high.
How to correctly set up the VPN to protect you from getting your actual IP address seen:
Step 4 – Change your MAC address.
The next thing that immediately gets banned by most games, apps, and platforms after the IP addresses on any IP Ban is the MAC address, so you have to make sure you have a different one. Below you can find step-by-step instructions on how to change your MAC address on any Windows machine.
Navigate to Settings.
Click on Network & Internet.
Click on “Change adapter Options“.
Right-click on your primary internet adapter and click on “Properties“.
Choose Client for Microsoft Networks, and click Configure.
Navigate to the Advanced tab and choose Network Address.
Now go to this website, generate a new mac address, copy it, and paste it to the Network address box.
Click OK, and you will be disconnected for a few seconds/minutes from the internet. No worries, it will get back up.
Now do the same thing for the NordVPN adapter. Right-Click on the NordVPN adapter and choose Properties.
Choose “Client for Microsoft Networks” and click “Configure“. Navigate to the Advanced tab, choose MAC Address, and paste a newly generated MAC address from the generator.
Once you’ve changed your ethernet/wifi adapter and the NordVPN’s adapter, MAC Address, proceed to the next step.
If the above method didn’t work for you
You will easily find a program to change your MAC address in the previously downloaded files. Select your Network Connections, click on the “Random MAC Address” button, and click on “Change Now!“.
Step 5 – Create or buy a new account.
- Use the most commonly used email providers ( Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Protonmail, etc.) Avoid temporary emails.
- The same goes for the phone number. Don’t use the free numbers you’ll find on websites on the internet. Instead, use a phone number you never used before, get a cheap number from Tossable Digits or Hushed.
- Don’t use Russian Numbers until further notice.
Step 6 – Download and Install the game/app/browser.
Now it’s time to go ahead and install it on your computer.
WHENEVER YOU WANT TO PLAY THE GAME or USE THE PLATFORM/WEBSITE/APP, YOU WILL HAVE TO ACTIVATE THE VPN!
IP Ban: Frequently Asked Questions
What is an IP ban?
When you get IP banned on any platform, game, or website, you’ll be immediately disconnected from any servers, and you won’t be able to reconnect to the server from the same IP/Account until you get unbanned. To sum it up, an IP Ban is when your device’s IP Address is blocked from accessing and making requests on any of the platform’s servers that banned you.
Reasons you can get banned on different platforms, games, and websites?
Below you can see some of the most common reasons people get banned:
– Hate speech and real-life threats on chat.
– Exposing personal information of other players.
– Posting links on chat or forums that redirect malicious software/websites.
– Impersonating staff.
– Cheating, Exploits, Abusing glitches and bugs, third-party software, and anything – that would negatively affect another person’s experience.
– General commercial spamming on chat and forums.
Is IP ban legal?
Getting your IP address or/and account banned on any website, app, or game is completely legal as long as it’s included in the company’s Terms & Services.
How long do IP bans last?
The duration of an IP ban is usually unknown. Your ban’s appeal chance and time also depend on the follow-up actions you take and the reason you got banned in the first place.