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Posted: 1/12/2005 6:20:36 PM EDT
I need to know how to find my IP number. Anyone help me please......
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:23:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:24:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:24:03 PM EDT
click start/accessories/command prompt

type ipconfig press enter.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:24:19 PM EDT
click start,
click run,
type in cmd, then hit enter
the Command prompt window will jump up
then type in ipconfig, hit enter.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:28:18 PM EDT

Bottom of the page, and has some nice tools.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:28:20 PM EDT
If your looking for your computers IP open a command prompt and type :
ipconfig (if using Win NT 2K XP)
winipcfg (if using Win 9x or Millineum)
ifconfig (if using linux or unix)

If your looking for your external IP for your broadband connection open a browser and go here:
or here:
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:28:46 PM EDT
Thanks everyone!
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:34:07 PM EDT
where's the guy with the sig line of a penguin holding up a sign telling you what your IP address, your browser and os?
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:40:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sterling18:
where's the guy with the sig line of a penguin holding up a sign telling you what your IP address, your browser and os?

That's Zack3g over at the world of pie
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 8:37:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 6:07:12 AM EDT
Note that two methods are described:
a) using ipconfig or a variant
b) going to a web site (or looking at 71-Hour_Achmed's post

While these are both correct, they may give you different results. WTF!?

Method a) gives you the actual IP address of your local machine. If you are trying to find your IP for the purpose of contacting your machine from another on the same LAN, this is the best.

If you have a router between your PC and the internets, it probably has NAT (Network Address Translation) or "address hiding" turned on. In a nutshell, your router has an IP address on the internet, but all computers inside your LAN (Local Area Network) use a different set of addresses that are only visible within your LAN. Your PC communicates to the internet through the router, but everything you do (and everything from other PC's on your LAN) appears to come from the router's address. The router handles the translation so that everything goes where it is supposed to.

Method b) gives you the router's address.

Please be aware that your address might change. Most networks use special software to automatically pass out IP addresses, because it's very bad if two computers try to use the same address.

So, do both!

If they both give you the same address, you do not have a router or else it isn't doing NAT.
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