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How can I save my WAN IP to a text file.

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Hi can some one help me with saving my WAN IP to a text file.
I am using a router so not even sure how VB is going to obtain the WAN IP.

Or even if your aware of the source code for this or some thing similar I would appreciate any help.
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Connect to some www address that returns to you your IP address in HTML format.
Possible address is http://checkip.dyndns.org/index.html
Look at:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20925882.html
for more info
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Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim IE, RET, POS1, POS2
    Set IE = CreateObject("internetexplorer.application")
        IE.navigate "http://www.whatismyip.com"
        While IE.busy: DoEvents: Wend
        RET = IE.document.Title
        IE.Quit
    Set IE = Nothing
    POS1 = InStr(1, RET, "is", vbTextCompare) + 3
    POS2 = InStr(1, RET, "what", vbTextCompare)
    Open "c:\wanip.txt" For Output As #1
        Print #1, Mid(RET, POS1, POS2 - (POS1 + 1))
    Close #1
End Sub
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by:pnorris99
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Thanks for that, I have intergated it into some FTP source code I found, I dont have a static IP address so this will help me keep the links to my IIS webserver upto date.

Many Thankx
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