What’s my IP Address?

Most PCs and networks connect to the Internet with a single IPv4 address. This is a 32 bit address represented by four 8 bit octets (ie The problem with this protocol is a maximum of four billion unique addresses. This seemed like a lot back in 1980 when the protocol was adopted. However, today we are coping with IP address exhaustion.

When I connect to the Internet, I lease a single IP address. I have a cable modem attached to a wireless router and a 16 port switch. All my computers, printers, multimedia devices use one shared address to connect to the Internet. The router uses Network Address Translation (NAT) to route the traffic.

Sometimes it is useful to know your true “outside” address. The following site will let you know…


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