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the skinny on IPs

in the cmd.exe  window i see an IP of and when i visit an "IP checker" page it reads your external IP address is , both do not change so are they  static IPs.? what's the difference
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Internal IP is the IP assigned to you on a local area network (LAN).

External IP is the REAL IP of your internet. It's the IP that you would have if you were not in a local area network. is internal is external

let me know if you need more clarification

As to the question on whether they are static or not depends upon two things in this case.

First, your router (if any), is most-likely configured out of the box to provide IP using DHCP.  DHCP provides Dynamic IP Addresses.  If you ran an IPCONFIG on your computer, it will tell you whether you are using DHCP locally [internally].

Second, you ISP, most ISP's provide external IP via DHCP unless the client pays a little more to have a static IP address assigned to them.  This ofcourse is also based upon service level.  For example, if you were to order a T1 from AT&T, you would recieve a block of Static IP addresses for external use.  If, however, you were to use DSL from AT&T, you would recieve a Dynamically Assigned IP address.  It should be mentioned, that AT&T uses what is known as Static DHCP when assigning a static IP address.

cayiAuthor Commented:
the ipconfig showed that "DHCP enabled"  is set to "no" but in the TCP/IP advanced settings window i have dhcp enabled. So..?
maybe you have dhcp enabled but your isp dosent support dynamic ip. I have comcast and i dont pay anything extra and they give me static ip

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