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    IP Address

    I am using Windows XP Home . I was wondering how I can find the IP address for my computer. I would like to do a leak test on my firewall from internet sites. My firewall is ZoneAlarm free edition. All these websites require the IP address of my computer to perform an accurate assessment.

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    Re: IP Address

    Unless you set one yourself, you have a dynamic IP address that changes every time you log on to your ISP. To find your currently assigned IP address, do the following:
    <UL><LI>Click on Start.<LI>Click on Run.<LI>Enter CMD in the box that appears.<LI>In the command window that opens, type IPCONFIG /ALL.[/list]HTH,
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    Re: IP Address

    In addition to Mark's reply, you might find Steve Gibson's site helpful.

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    Re: IP Address

    Hi Mark, having accessed the desired information on this notebook ME (IP, DNS, GATEWAYS, PROXY etc) do you have a way of copying it over to a document to save? I am using several different computers as I move around locations, and find this info interesting. Being used to DOS, I have never found a way to copy and paste from it, what am I missing (apart from a brain)? <img src=/S/brainwash.gif border=0 alt=brainwash width=15 height=15>

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    Re: IP Address

    If you issue the command
    <pre>C:WINDOWS>ipconfig /all > StuartR.txt
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    Then you will find the output of the ipconfig command in the text file StuartR.txt in your Windows folder

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    Re: IP Address

    I use Stuart's method 98% of the time. You can also change the properties of the command line window to allow "Qucik Edit" by clicking in the upper left corner and choosing properties. If you modify the properties for the commanbd prompt in such a manner, you can then go back and drag your mouse's button over text to highlight it, and press enter to copy the selected text to the clipboard.

    A final thought, if you issue the caret ">" you can also sepcify a full path to the output file. For a networked situation, you could copy all the text files to a central location (presuming the drives have been mapped).
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    Re: IP Address

    Thanks guys, I have tried both without success, easily altered the DOS Properties command line to read "Quick Edit" but still unable to select & paste, the Paste icon is active the the Copy Icon is not? What am I missing? <img src=/S/question.gif border=0 alt=question width=15 height=15>

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    Re: IP Address

    You've tried both without success? The first method, piping it to a text file as Stuart suggested, doesn't give any indicator that it worked. It will create the text file in the directory you are currently in, whether that's WINDOWS or SYSTEM or something else entirely.

    Assuming you haven't changed anything in regard to your Windows setup (customized the installation folder for example), you can dump the IP configuration to your desktop using this syntax:
    <pre>IPCONFIG /ALL >C:WINDOWSDESKTOPMyConfig.txt</pre>

    It's worth noting that these commands are not case sensitive. You can also dump it to the C: drive root by entering <pre>IPCONFIG /ALL >C:MyConfig.txt</pre>

    and then open it from there.

    The command boxes - if you enabled quick edit, click and drag with your left mouse button to highlight text. Enter will copy it to the clipboard, and.....a right-click in the command window will paste whatever you've got in the buffer. To be honest, I never use the toolbar buttons because they take more time (I eschew the mouse whenever possible). Try it that way and see if it's any better!
    -Mark

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    Re: IP Address

    How about the "Print Scrn" key and then past it into a document ??
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    Re: IP Address

    You have icons?? You can always use the menu, but it is a three step process:
    1. <LI>Turn on marking (maybe quick edit has this on by default)
      <LI>Select ("mark") the text to be copied with your mouse
      <LI>Copy by pressing the Enter key
    Rather illogical, but oh, so handy!
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    Re: IP Address

    Icons yes, but in ME, dont know about XP as I have not been back on that machine for a week or so, when I do Ill check. Your instructions work on both my 98 desktop and my ME notebook. - the photos sure made it easy to follow, thank you so much for taking the trouble. <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>

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    Re: IP Address

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by WyllyWylly on 19-Aug-02 11:46. )</P>I use http://www.ip-address.com/ & I check my e-mail at home during the day at the office using VNC http://www.uk.research.att.com/cgi-bin/vncform

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