Get external IP

Posted on 2003-03-03
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Last Modified: 2013-11-13
Hi VB experts,

I just need a way to get the external IP address under a network.

If a create a Winsock the IP address it return is just the local IP, how can I resolve the external IP with only VB? Is that possible? If yes any comments will be very appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Question by:jeromeMtlQcCa
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Well you can do it through a VB web browser by setting the browser to go to "www.ipchicken.com".  This will tell you your IP, but technically VB won't understand it unless you can find a way to make it copy it from the website.

Lots of Luck!


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Connect to a server outside of your network running a TCP/IP winsock, have it listen for connections.  Connect to it, and on "Connection Request" Accept the connection and SendData "Your IP: " & Winsock1.RemoteHostIP.  Then disconnect.

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Thanks a lot, this is exactly wath I did a few months ago.

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