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How can I find my IP address? Answered

Does anyone know how I can find an IP address on a windows computer?

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kelseymh (author)2011-08-23

You can look at the Network configuration panel, under "TCP", and it should show the IP address assigned by your router. You can also open a Command window and type ifconfig.

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Pettrocity (author)kelseymh2011-08-23

I already tried ipconfig, but the number that I got back didn't seem right. shouldn't it be like: 192._._._?

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kelseymh (author)Pettrocity2011-08-23

"ipconfig"? Ah, nuts. Of course Micros**t does it differently; sorry.

The address you see will depend on your router. I'm currently on a 198.* network, for example. 192.* usually refers to internal (i.e., unexposed) LANs.

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Pettrocity (author)kelseymh2011-08-23

but shouldn't it still be in, like, the 190's?

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kelseymh (author)Pettrocity2011-08-23

Not necessarily. Is your computer physically connected to your DSL modem, or do you have an internal house network (e.g., wi-fi)? If you connect directly, then the address you is part of your provider's address space.

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ganglion (author)kelseymh2011-08-23

I was assuming the question was about what your public IP address is when you're behind an ADSL or cable router.

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LittleFrog33 (author)2012-02-29

If u want know ur ip address, use google and write in search: what is my ip address and under search frame u will see ur ip.

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coolvimal (author)2011-10-14

Hello friend,
If you need a computer ip address,
click start-Run-type-cmd-type "ipconfig". It shows your computer ip address.

you can find your internet ip address by clicking this http://www.ip-details.com/ .It provides the complete details of an ip address..


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lemonie (author)2011-08-23
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ganglion (author)lemonie2011-08-23

P.S. I just looked a bit more at that site, and you can get a bit more info in the 'information' tab:

http://www.who.is/website-information/instructables.com/

But the information there is less complete and seems to contradict the information i get from using the whois command. E.g. the admin and technical contacts shown from that are in San francisco not Alameda, and there is no entry for 'owner'.

I'd like to know why because I've always taken 'whois' (the command) as gospel. (As in the best record available, not assuming it's always true!)

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lemonie (author)ganglion2011-08-23


You do see your IP address reported underneath the search box? (small font)

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ganglion (author)lemonie2011-08-24

Yes, I was just surprised that the whois information was different from what you get when using whois from the linux command line.

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lemonie (author)ganglion2011-08-24


I don't have the Linux to try it. is this a "ping" type command-line thing?

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ganglion (author)lemonie2011-08-24

Yes - you just type 'whois ' at the command line and it returns the official whois record for the site. This is the record that's registered as part of the process of getting a domain name.

There are also windows and I guess mac clients that do the same thing - just google. E.g. http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

You can get the same info by going here:

http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/whois/?tool_id=66&token=&toolhandler_redirect=0&ip=instructables.com

Then reading the record and going to the link at the end, which points to the web based whois server run by instructables's domain registrar.

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lemonie (author)ganglion2011-08-24


How do you get your own IP out of it?

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ganglion (author)lemonie2011-08-25

This isn't for getting your IP, it's for finding out who is the registered owner of a domain or IP block. It can be useful occasionally, for example if you want a best guess at which country a website is located in.

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lemonie (author)ganglion2011-08-25


I know that much, your original question was about your IP address.

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ganglion (author)lemonie2011-08-26

It wasn't my question - gnoseon asked it.

I was just curious about the difference in the whois information on the site you linked to from the linux command I use.

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lemonie (author)ganglion2011-08-26


Oh yes. I get confused sometimes, sorry.

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ganglion (author)lemonie2011-08-23

I was going to post something pointing out that you can also use whois to find details of the registered owners of a domain. This information is available through the whois command in linux and can be useful, for example, if you want a best guess at where a server is physically located. To my surprise, the first 3 or 4 sites I found on google don't give full whois data, just the name of the domain registrar (the company you go to to register a domain). If anyone knows enough about net politics to say why, I'm curious.

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silverwindro (author)2011-08-24

If there is a dynamic IP then is odd to open TCP in Network configuration or to copy it from ipconfig since it has words in it.
The simple way is to enter here: http://www.whatsmyip.org/ and in the head will appear your ip address simple as it.

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ganglion (author)Kiteman2011-08-23