Tuesday, May 29, 2007

How Do I Find My IP Address

IP Address is short for Internet Protocol Address. An IP Address is a unique set of numbers which identify a specific Internet server. A common question we receive is "how do I find my IP address?" We will give you a quick explanation on how to find your own IP address - please note that your IP address may not always be the same. This is unless you have a dedicated IP address, which as the word states it is a "dedicated IP address". If you are using a static IP address there is a chance the numbers could changes, this is dependent on a few things which we don't have to get into here.
So if you ever need to know your IP address, here is how you find it.
If you are using a Windows computer click the "Start" button and choose the "Run" option. Once a small screen comes up type "CMD" and click OK. For older versions of Windows such as Windows 98, 95, Windows ME - please type COMMAND rather than CMD.
Next you will see the DOS screen, typically an all black screen with white text. Type the following - "ping yourdomainnname.com" and then press Enter. Once you have done this you will probably see a series of numbers in brackets, these numbers make up your IP address. Once you are done, type "Exit" and press Enter to close the Dos screen.
You see how easy that is. If you did not know how to find your IP address pass this on to some friends this a useful tool and you'll never know when it will come in handy. So next time a person asks you for your IP address you definitely should not say I do not know and don't feel like you need to memorize the words, you could just run this simple search and your computer will do the work for you.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about how to find the ip address for my computer. I know how to check it for my web hosting account but how can i see what my computers is? do i need to go to those ip checker websites?

Harry said...

The followings are useful to find your global IP address

http://www.whatismyipaddress.com/
http://www.petalist.com/
http://knowmyip.com/
http://www.lawrencegoetz.com/programs/ipinfo/
http://www.kloth.net/services/my-ip-address.php

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I use Ip Finding

Mike said...

Or simply visit http://www.tracemyip.com to know your IP address.