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What is my IP address?

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November 17, 2011

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To determine the IP address of your computer, try one of the following.

Via the Web
1) simply visit: http://www.whatismyip.org
NOTE: This is your external IP address; it may differ from those mentioned in different sections of this article.

Using the command prompt on Windows 7, Vista, or XP
1) Click Start, and then search for: cmd
2) At the command prompt, enter: ipconfig
3) The IPv4 address will be a series of numbers such as 123.45.67.89

Without using the  command prompt, Windows 7
1) In the system tray, click the network connection icon and select Open Network and Sharing Center
2) Click Local Area Connection
3) Click Wireless Network Connection
4) Click Details. Your IP address will appear next to “IPv4 Address”

Without using the  command prompt, Windows Vista
1) From the Start menu, right-click Network, and then select Properties
2) Click View Status to the right of Local Area Connection
3) Click View Status to the right of Wireless Network Connection
4) Click Details. Look for the address next to “IPv4 IP Address”

Without using the  command prompt, Windows XP
1) From the Start menu, right-click My Network Places, and then click Properties
2) Double-click Local Area Connection
3) Double-click Wireless Network Connection
4) Click the Support tab, then click Details. The window will display the IP address

Mac OS X 10.5 and later
1) From the Apple menu, select System Preferences
2) From the View menu, select Network
3) Click a network port (e.g., Ethernet, AirPort, Wi-Fi). If you are connected, you’ll see its IP address under “Status:”

Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.3
1) From the Apple menu, select Location, and then Network Preferences
2) Next to “Show:” select Network Status. You’ll see your network status and your IP address displayed

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