How to Check Your IP address
Hi guys and welcome to the SaveFreeStuff Blog. In this article, I will learn about finding your IP address today is as simple as asking Google that question. Put that exact text into the browser and you will get a website literally by that name which will tell you what your external IP address is.
How to Check Your IP Address via Google
You can see following screenshot how to check IP address via google search engine.
You can click on any of the other top three results as a matter of fact and they too will give you your public IP address not forgetting of course that your external IP is written right here at the top of the search result as well.
This is as easy as it gets and if it answers your question then I’m happy you found what you set out to look for and I bid the farewell of course if you want to make this look a lot more confusing than it actually is then you’ve come to the right place.
What is my IP address check via cmd:
This brings us to our second method of looking up your external IP address. Open the search box or search bar at the bottom left of your screen, Windows 10 by the way, write “cmd” and that should open up the command prompt window.
You have perhaps heard this more than once and if you haven’t it’s common practice to write “ipconfig” to find your IP address so let’s go ahead and put in that command scroll down to where it says IPv4 address and instantly you’ll recognize that the IP address here is different from the IP address that we got from Google that is because command prompt is showing you the IP address for your local area network.
Not your external IP address clearly that begs the question how do I find my external IP address from command prompt well to get your external iIP address in cmd write nslookup my… and whatever else it says on the screen right now (nslookup myip.opendns.com. resolver1.opendns.com) make sure to include the spaces or it might not work (lol who was this guy?) Press Enter. and this brings up our IPv4 address and that you can see right here? Unnecessary? Yes.
But will that give you the external IP address? Yes.
How to check my IP Address via Powershell
This brings us to our third method on how to find your external IP address click the search box or search bar again and write “Powershell“. In this window input the following command parenthesis open invoke hyphen web request space and of course whatever else you see on the screen right now again (Invoke -WebRequest ifconfig.me/ip).Content.Trim() again make sure you include the spaces (who r u?) and then hit enter and just like that external IP address buffet you may think all of this sounds way too extra and that you’d rather just Google your IP address if you ever needed to find it you know what I completely agree with you but should you find yourself in front of a screen at the end of time and need to make it look like you’re doing something confusing for the man behind the camera, open up that Powershell and put on a show.
A word of advice now and common knowledge. While sharing your IP address won’t necessarily be the worst of things ever to happen to you it does give unscrupulous individuals an address to overwhelm them with a distributed denial-of-service attack or DDOS for short, and that could make your day much worse so do not go around sharing your IP.
That’s all we have time for today, leave a comment if you know what a DDOS attack is and how to prevent it. Also it would be great to hear from you on what you’d like to see in the next video. If you subscribe to the my YouTube Channel and give this video a like, it really does help us out here. Live long, stay awesome. Bye for now.
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