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Find out my IP address ATT MiFi is giving me

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Hi,
I'm trying to find out my IP address of the ATT MiFi device I am using.  Apparently when I use any HTTP (port 80) based tool, I am not getting the correct IP address (This has been verified but I don't need to go into details). It seems ATT is either caching or using a proxy IP address to allow me to connect.
Is there a way for me to find out my external IP address without using a web (port 80) based tool?
I need this IP address to put into a firewall that will allow me to connect via RDP to a remote server.
I am using a MAC running Snow Leopard.

Thanks,
mike
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by:amac81
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When connected to the MiFi, have you tried Googling, "What is my IP".  That should give you the external IP you're currently connected to.  I am sure though that each time you're connected you may end up with a different IP.
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Usually you cannot reverse connect to a device on your network as all of the MiFi and 3G devices use a NATed private address not a public IP.  There are just not enough pubic IPv4 addresses available to assign all of these devices.

You can find your public IP by going to  canyouseeme.org, but if you do a tracert you will see there is a NAT router between your MiFi and that public IP.

The way to get around this is to use a service that installs on the host and client machines and connects to a 3rd party server to make the connection.  This way you don't need to do any port forwarding or know the public IP.  A common one is Hamachi VPN
https://secure.logmein.com/products/hamachi/default.aspx
There are others if you want to access the PC using a service similar to rdp such as GoToAssist, LogMeIN, etc.
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or try:

http://whatismyipaddress.com/


as soon as you enter this url..it will show your IP
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