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Where is my ip on the internet

By ManISKid ·
I want to be able to find my own ip over the internet. and/or to be able to connect to it once I know where it is.

I am using a dsl router (dlink504) with the defaults such as dns with 192.168.0.1 the address From there I have statically assigned computers ip's in the 192.168.0 range connected straight into it, I'm using windows as the os.

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by hsadry In reply to Where is my ip on the int ...

open start menu then click run.
type "command" in the box(without qouts) and press enter.
type ipconfig and press enter.
now you can see your IP address.
if your security permits you can connect to your IP by typing it in the address bar of internet explorer.

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by ManISKid In reply to

That will only supply the ip's that have been set statically already

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by BFilmFan In reply to Where is my ip on the int ...

You will need to discover first if you router is being assigned a static or DHCP-assigned address by the ISP.

What is my IP http://www.whatismyip.com/ can tell you the address that is showing as your public IP address that is broadcast to the Internet.

Note that your ISP may have you behind a firewall to protect you. A quick phone call to your ISP technical support can verify if you have a static IP address and if you are behind a firewall.

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by TomSal In reply to Where is my ip on the int ...

A few options,

1) You can install utility software that constantly tells you your public IP address. There is a program called "MyWanIP", we install it on all the remote computers we administer so when we ask them their IP they know what it is without being "computer geeks". Just do a search for it at a popular software site like downloads.com

2) You can find out the IP address you have assigned from the commmand prompt...

Go to the command prompt (click "start", then "run" and type cmd, click "ok"). At the prompt type ipconfig (for a brief list of information) OR type ipconfig /all if you want a detailed list of information on your ip.

3) You can call your ISP to find out, but this isn't really practical unless you have issues with your connect like it keeps dropping or as another poster stated you want to know if its static or dynamic.

Rest assured however unless you pay extra money for your connection chances are great its a dynamic address.

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by dustyD In reply to Where is my ip on the int ...

In addition to the above, configure port-forwarding on your router, port 3389 to the IP address of the system you want to connect to. Password must be in use on your user account to use Remote Desktop as well as XP on the connectTO system. You are already on the right track by using static IP's on clients. Note that you will only be able to connect to one system this way.
Enable Remote Desktop in System properties.

Another way to discover your IP address at home from afar is FollowMeIP, found at followmeip.org

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by mdlnet In reply to Where is my ip on the int ...

Your global IP is the wan address of your router, go into the router configuration and look at your WAN address which is your global IP, the address that you can see from the internet is your routers WAN ip, not the one asigned to your computer by your router or DHCP server, this is an internal address and it cannot be viewed from the internet, if you whant to access your pc from the internet you need to forward the specific ports you are going to use to your computers IP.
good luck!

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by mdlnet In reply to

if your router is configured to obtain global IP automatically, go to status in the router configuration, there you should be able to see your WAN IP!

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