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Rightz

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Msg#: 10196 posted 4:42 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

I understand about the IP address a little but wasn't sure - if you have 2 laptops on the same wireless connection would that be classed as 2 IP address?

And how do I find mine out?! Also I'm assuming unless your with AOL your IP is always the same?

I ask this is 'Foo' as this question is way too simple to embarass myself with in any other cagetgory!

Thanks :)

 

jchance

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Msg#: 10196 posted 8:05 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Each computer on the network must have its own IP address. A network could be defined as your home network, or the internet, your work intranet, etc...

On your 2 wireless laptops, if they are connecting to a wireless access point / router things normally work like this:

Wireless access point / router has a REAL internet IP address: 64.134.123.51 (for example)

Then, each latop gets assigned a internal IP address by the router.

Laptop 1: 192.168.1.1
Laptop 2: 192.168.1.2

If you are browsing the web, your IP address will be the routers IP (64.134.123.51), but if you are connecting between the 2 laptops, you reference them via their internal network IP address (192.168.1.?)

To find out your local ip adddress, just open up a cmd prompt and type "ipconfig"

To find out your routers IP address, you can go to many websites that will tell you what it is (whatismyipaddress.com is one that I found in google)

Also, most users have a dynamic IP address so it can and will change.

LifeinAsia

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Msg#: 10196 posted 8:05 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

I understand about the IP address a little but wasn't sure - if you have 2 laptops on the same wireless connection would that be classed as 2 IP address?

It depends on how your wireless router is setup. For your wireless network, each laptop has their own IP address. However, depending on the router configuration, the rest of the world most likely sees them as both having the same IP address (or more correctly, seeing the router's I{P address for both).

And how do I find mine out?! Also I'm assuming unless your with AOL your IP is always the same?

Go to dnsstuff dot com. Although again, depending on the router, it may show the touter's IP address, not your laptop's.

To see what your laptop is using, go to a command prompt and enter (without the quotes): "ipconfig"
This is for WinXP and Win2000 machines. For Win98, I think it's "winipcfg"

AOL is not the only one- most ISPs and broadband companies have dynamic IP addresses. You usally have to pay more for static IP addresses.

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