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VBScript for BGInfo to output what ISP I'm on

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Need assistance creating a script that gets the Public IP Address and sends this information to
http://whatismyipaddress.com/ip/<PublicAddress>, and then returns the ISP for that IP Address to display in BGInfo. I am just learning how to script and not that experienced yet.
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whatismyipaddress returns your public address.  So not sure why you wouldn't use it to both retrieve your public ip address and your isp.  Here's a vbscript example:

option explicit

class whatsmyip

   public response

   sub class_initialize
       dim xmlhttp
       set xmlhttp = wscript.createobject("Microsoft.XMLHttp")  
       xmlhttp.open "GET","http://whatismyipaddress.com", False
       xmlhttp.send
       me.response = xmlhttp.responsetext
   end sub

   private function find_it(pattern)
       dim re, matches
       set re = new RegExp
       re.pattern = pattern
       re.multiline = True
       set matches = re.execute(me.response)
       if matches.count > 0 then
           find_it = matches(0).submatches(0)
       else 
           find_it = ""
       end if 
   end function

   public function get_ip
       get_ip = find_it("(\d+\.\d+\.\d+\.\d+)")
   end function

   public function get_isp
       get_isp = find_it("<th>ISP:</th><td>(.*?)</td>")
   end function

end class

dim myip
set myip = new whatsmyip
wscript.echo "IP: " & myip.get_ip
wscript.echo "ISP: " & myip.get_isp

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Thank you,  you are a genius. That's exactly what I was looking for. I had to make a few changes to work in bginfo, but that was on the money.
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