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Posted on 2003-04-01
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I have Road Runner and I am using a Linksys router. I am looking to write a VB app that will keep track of what my dynamic IP from Road Runner is. "Ipconfig" "Ipconfig /all" only gives me information on my internal network. I want to know what ip is assigned to my router. Any thoughts?
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...Another way is simply to get the title back from http://www.whatismyip.com

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Sadly, all this may not help you, depending on the type of highspeed Road Runner is giving you.  There are 4 primary types most ISP's offer

Private (often 10.x.x.x or 192.x.x.x)
Dynamic Private IP  
Static Private IP

Public (what you likely need)
Dynamic Public IP
Static Public IP  (ideal, least secure)

Private Class is most secure, but Public Class is likely what you are requiring for contact to your system from the rest of the internet, ie. file sharing
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Glad to help and thx for the points.

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