real ip address?

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  1. bigben

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    Hi can someone tell me how i can determine what my real ip address is? I use AOL and i think they use a proxy or something. So i don't want that ip. I'm trying to determine the ip of my computer. I use windows me for my OS. Thanks.
     
  2. Q Section

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    If you are using the earlier Windows versions you can try entering "WINIPCFG" without the quotation marks in Start>Run and see what you get. If you have a newer version you can try entering "IPCONFIG" from the DOS prompt.
     
  3. bigben

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    Thanks QSection. When i type in 'WINIPCFG' under IP Configuration it says 'DNS servers' xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx would this be my computers true ip address?
     
  4. Grumble

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    You can try going to DShield.org

    http://www.dshield.org/

    then click on the "Are you cracked? Click HERE to see" feature just below the map. It should then show you your IP address.
     
  5. bigben

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    Thanks Grumble but Dshield.com is giving me the AOL proxy ip address, not my actual computer ip, which is what i'm trying to figure out.
     
  6. bigben

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    Oops meant Dshield.org in the above post.
     
  7. LowWaterMark

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    Here's a site that explains WINIPCFG....

    http://www.ncsu.edu/resnet/pages/setup/winipcfg.php

    Your IP address will be next to "IP Address:" on the screen when you select the correct adapter line. Look at any/all of the pulldown adapters and ignore any where it might say "IP Address: 0.0.0.0" or "255.255.255.255" or anything like that.
     
  8. bigben

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    Thank you Mr. LowWaterMark for your very helpful reply.
     
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