Check your IP Address

April 22, 2006

What is an IP Address?

IP Address (Internet Protocol Address) is an unique string of numbers that identifies a computer or a server on a network. When you connect to the Internet, either via your ISP (Internet service provider – AOL, NTL, etc.), or your office LAN connection, you are assigned an IP Address. This address identifies your computer from the other computers. An IP Address can be private, for use on a LAN, or public, for use on the Internet or other WAN. Your IP Address can be either static, meaning it never changes, or dynamic, meaning each time you dial-in or login you are assigned a new address for that session. You can check with your internet service provider or network administrator to find out if your computer uses static or dynamic IP Address. If you receive a dynamic IP Address from your internet provider, it will likely be different on your next session. So if you need your IP Address for later use, you need to check it when you log on for that session. IP Addresses are usually expressed as four decimal numbers, each ranging from 0 to 255, separated by periods. For example, 127.0.0.1.

This Is Your IP

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