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Windows 7: ip address help

27 Jun 2010   #11


thanks for this

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27 Jun 2010   #12

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

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27 Jun 2010   #13


no it does not come up with the right thing
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27 Jun 2010   #14


Wicca, a short story to calm you:

We have homes in two different places, over 500 kilometers (about 330 miles) apart. At both homes, we have the same internet service provider, ISP. In fact, both connections are on the same contract. Billing address is the second home, as we call it.

When one of the routers, here at home in Leipzig, or at second home in Solingen is connected to internet, it gets a so called external IP from a pool of IP's this service provider has assigned to both of these regions. Because the company is located in the west Germany, where the second home is, we always get IP's pointing to that area. For instance I'm now in Leipzig, but if you check my IP's location, it tells I'm close to Bielefeld that is about 450 kilometers, 290 miles away. In fact, our second home is much closer to that IP location.

So, checking the location of an IP does not show the exact place, address of that IP. It shows where this IP address is registered. My ISP has a big data center in Bielefeld, that's why "my location" is also there. Checking my IP only reveals I'm in Germany, not exactly where.

It's the same thing with you. Each time you get a new external IP, it points to a location of your ISP, not to your home. To find your home address, I would first need to contact your ISP with an IP address and the time and date when it was used. They then have registers to check which client had which IP at any certain time. Of course your ISP is not giving this information to anyone who asks, so you are quite safe.


ip address help-ip_location.png

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27 Jun 2010   #15


so what does that mean
and also 2 of them say it's dynamic and one says static so what one is right
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27 Jun 2010   #16


thanks so much carl how do i know my ip is dynamic or static two places says dynamic and one says static
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27 Jun 2010   #17


then why is ther software to hide you ip like what is the point
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27 Jun 2010   #18


If you don't know if you have a dynamic or static address, simply check your IP first and write it down, then reset your router. When router is reseted, it gets a new external IP from your ISP if you are using dynamic IP's.

If you are using static IP, it is the same also after resetting the router.

To clarify, here's for instance first my external IP a few moments ago:

ip address help-ip-before-resetting-router.png

I then reseted my router, and checked my external IP again:

ip address help-ip-after-resetting-router.png

Even I blanked out part of the IP's, you can notice they are not the same. It means I have dynamical IP address.

There are several good reasons to hide you IP.

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27 Jun 2010   #19


how do i reset my router do you mean turning it off and on again
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27 Jun 2010   #20


Yes, for instance turning it off and on. Let it stay off at least 30 seconds.

Some routers have the option to restart (reset) the router directly from its web interface. For instance, if I log in to my Belkin router, I have this option:

ip address help-router_restart.png


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