Tech Tip for Writers #75: What’s My IP Address

Tech Tips for Writers is an occasional post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.

We discussed phishing earlier this week. This Tech Tip is a follow-on:

Q:I need my computer’s IP address, but I don’t know where to find it. Help!

A: Let’s start with why you might need your IP address. Here are a few reasons:

  • your Web hosting company asked you for the IP address to troubleshoot your internet connection or an email problem.
  • you fear your computer’s internet access has been hacked so want to know where it last occurred. How’s that work? My IP address is different at home than at the local free WiFi–even if I use the same computer in both places. An IP address isn’t…

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