Remote Desktop--how do I find my real ip address

  • Thread starter Kurt Krueckeberg
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Kurt Krueckeberg

How do I find my real ip address? The ip address that ipconfig gives me,
which is 4.42.8.53, can't be used with Remote Desktop to connect to my home
machine. I think my ISP, Verizon, is somehow not giving me a useable ip
address that I can use with a program like Remote Desktop.

Any ideas?

thanks,
Kurt
 
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KIWI

yes www.whatismyip.com will do it. If you do not have a static address
(usually you will pay for this) then your IP address may change from time to
time. In order to get around this you can use a Dynamic DNS service to
register your IP and then you can connect using a domain name rather than an
IP address. Go to www.no-ip.com for details

There are many others offering a similar service

HTH
KIWI
 
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Kurt Krueckeberg

Hi,
Thanks for the tip. I assume I can look at the email header and get my ip
address--is that correct? I'm not sure where to look, though. Thanks.

Kurt
 
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Kurt Krueckeberg

This does not give an ip address that is what I call usable. The address it
gives starts with a 4, and as I understand it that is not an true ip
address, not one that will work with a terminal service like Remote Desktop.
Any other ideas?
 

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