What is my IP address?

If you are connected to the internet via a broadband connection you likely (but not always) have two IP addresses.

Local IP address.  This is the IP address on your local network.  This is very likely to change unless you have set it to be static.  The only static IP address on your local network is likely your router, if you have one.  (If not, you do not have a local address).  Your local address is likely to be 192.168.1.x, 192.168.0.x or 10.0.0.x.  To find your local address, or if you do not have your router your only address your public internet address, hit control shift escape.  This will bring up the task manager.  From here, select the ‘Applications’ tab.  Then click the ‘New Task…’ Button.  At the Open prompt type in ‘CMD’ and hit enter.  A black box with white text will pop up.  Type in ‘ipconfig’ without the quotes and press enter.  Find the connection that has information in it.  Your IP address will be the one listed after ‘IP Address’


Finding your internet IP address is much easier.  To do this open a browser and go to www.whatismyip.com.


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