When logging into cPanel via MTN Internet, one often gets an error message that says, IP address has changed. Here’s what I did to solve the problem.

How do I fix cPanel error IP address has changed on MTN network and others? Here’s a quick solution

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If you have ever used an MTN Internet connection to login to your website’s cPanel, Webhost Manager (WHM), or webmail, you are definitely familiar with the experience of being logged out almost immediately, with an error message that says, Your IP address has changed. Please log in again.

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You get logged out because Cpanel logs your IP address when you login, but MTN’s IP address keeps changing. Many online services log your IP address as a security measure.

I use MTN data as my primary Internet connection. As such, it is a very annoying experience and makes it impossible to get work done as a website administrator. But I got the problem solved, and you can too.

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What I did was use a browser with a VPN enabled every time I need to login to cPanel or any of those other services. Opera browser has a VPN built in, and has become my primary work browser. As long as the VPN is active, MTN Internet’s changing IP address is of no consequence to me any more.

Whenever I do not need to login to any service that is affected by MTN’s IP regular address changes, I leave the VPN turned off. Easy-peasy.

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If you do not like Opera Browser, or do not want to use it, you can keep using your favourite browser too, but you need to have a VPN installed and active on your PC to avoid this problem. There are many VPNs available for both desktop and mobile use.

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Alternative solution to cPanel error IP address has changed on MTN network

If you are not comfortable with logging into Cpanel and related services using a VPN, then you must stay away from MTN internet when you need to use those services. Simply use another ISP that does not have the same problem.

I know that Glo does not have that problem. Neither do Airtel, Spectranet, and Smile. You can explore the option of working with one of those.

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Lastly, you can subscribe to an Internet package that gives you a fixed IP address with your connection. This will cost more than what you are currently paying for Internet access though. Much more.

Whichever option you go with, I wish you all the best.

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