When you use the internet, your computer
has a unique number which identifies
your computer to other computers on
the internet. This unique number
is known as the computer's IP (Internet
I travel a lot & use
iPass to connect with my ISP to
collect POP3 Email & I always
have to find my IP address &
type it into the iPass form. This
makes it effortless & saves
time - especially when using expensive
satellite connections! A SUPER
THANKS MUCH!" -
For most people, when
they connect to the Internet, their
ISP (Internet Service Provider) automatically
allocates an IP address for the duration
of that connection.
There are times when
we need to know what IP Address the
ISP has allocated to our computer.
This can be difficult and irritating
to find. So now there is a simple,
free application to take the hassle
out of it all.
is a simple application written for
Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT 4 / 2000.
ipAddress was written because a lot
of people were asking how to determine
the IP Address of their computer.
There are other ways to do it, by
using the command prompt etc, but
people wanted an easier way.
ipAddress displays the current IP
Address(es) of your computer in a
floating window which can be resized
and set to be always on top if you
want. You can also change the background
colour to make ipAddress fit in with
your personal preference of colour
The latest version of ipAddress includes
an option to copy the IP Address to
the Windows clipboard so that you
can paste it into another application.
ipAddress is freeware.
If you connect to the
Internet through a broadband connection
(cable modem, ADSL router etc) then
your visible IP Address on the Internet
will probably not be the one reported
by ipAddress. The reason for this
is that ipAddress reports the IP
Address(es) of your PC. With a broadband
connection, often the IP Address
of your computer is 'hidden' behind
the broadband router and the visible
IP Address on the Internet is actually
the IP Address of your broadband
router. To see your visible
Internet IP Address, have a look at this