What is my IP Address? How to find out.

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  1. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    What is my IP Address?
    To find out what your IP address is simply go to Digiex IP Address Detector at: Digiex.net IP Address Detector
    Your I.P Address will be displayed at the top of the page.

    What is an IP Address?
    An IP address (Internet Protocol address) is a unique address that devices such as computers use in order to identify and communicate with each other on a computer network utilizing the Internet Protocol such as a home computer network or the internet.

    An IP address can also be thought of as the equivalent of a street address or a phone number for a computer.
    Just as each street address and phone number uniquely identifies a building or telephone, an IP address can uniquely identify a specific computer on a network or the internet.

    What is a proxy?
    Your ISP's (Internet Service Provider) network might intercept all attempts you make to connect to the web and route your request through a transparent proxy cache, your ISP does this in order to reduce the traffic on their network, and to reduce the traffic they exchange with other operators' networks. If a proxy cache works well, it can also improve performance for the customer, by supplying locally cached copies of web pages and graphics much more quickly than by fetching them from the remote original web server.

    If you have any more questions feel free to ask and i will do my best to answer.
     
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    An easier way to do that is:

    Goto Start then to Run

    Type in cmd and click ok

    Then type in ipconfig and press enter
     
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    Nimrod Exotic Vendor

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    Yet it doesnt work because 90% of computers are behind Routers or other NAT devices and doing that does not provide your real external IP.
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Thats more of what people did back in the dialup days, at the time this was one of the only IP address detectors that would tell you your real IP address if you were behind a transparent proxy server.
     
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    Where can i learn more about computer networks? (types, connecting methods, requirements, sharing and other things)

    is there a book or something that may help?

    my regards
     
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