What’s your IP Address?

All computer’s connected to the internet/ any network for that matter have a unique address with which they are identified on that network. This unique address is your Internet Protocol Address or IP Address. In this post, i shall describe the process of identifying your IP Address.

To know your IP Address follow the steps below

  • Click on Start and Type CMD at Run.
  • Enter IPCONFIG at the CMD prompt. This displays you the IP Related information specific to your Home/ ISP network.

However, if you are on a home/ office network, the information you obtained just now is not the real IP address… that means, this is not the IP Address with which the outside world identifies you, rather, this is the address with which your home/office network identifies you . In order to figure out the IP Address with which the outside world ( i.e. the world on internet) identifies you, visit the website www.ipaddressworld.com or http://whatismyipaddress.com/ . These websites can help you identify your IP Address.

Whatismyipaddress

Do note that this is the IP Address of the computer connecting to the internet. In case of home networks, it is the IP Address of the proxy server.

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Cheers

Vaibhav

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5 Responses

  1. ROY A ELIASSON Every device connected to the public Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses consist of four numbers separated by periods (also called a ‘dotted-quad’) and look something like 127.0.0.1. ROY ELIASSON

    Since these numbers are usually assigned to internet service providers within region-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the region or country from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. An IP address can sometimes be used to show the user’s general location.

    Because the numbers may be tedious to deal with, an IP address may also be assigned to a Host name, which is sometimes easier to remember. Hostnames may be looked up to find IP addresses, and vice-versa. At one time ISPs issued one IP address to each user. These are called static IP addresses. Because there is a limited number of IP addresses and with increased usage of the internet ISPs now issue IP addresses in a dynamic fashion out of a pool of IP addresses (Using DHCP). These are referred to as dynamic IP addresses. This also limits the ability of the user to host websites, mail servers, ftp servers, etc. In addition to users connecting to the internet, with virtual hosting, a single machine can act like multiple machines (with multiple domain names and IP addresses).

  2. Roy Eliasson wrote Every device connected to the public Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses consist of four numbers separated by periods (also called a ‘dotted-quad’) and look something like 127.0.0.1. Roy Eliasson

    Since these numbers are usually assigned to internet service providers within region-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the region or country from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. An IP address can sometimes be used to show the user’s general location

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    It not only displays your IP but it shows your location on google map as well.

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