We just added a new tool, What’s My IP Address, which enables you to check the IP address that is currently assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This tool is very useful in a number of situations, including:
- If you want to run a server (FTP, gaming, email, etc.) from your home computer or network
- If you want to use a remote desktop application to gain access to your home computer or network when you are away
- If you want to obtain technical support from a company and the support personnel needs to connect to your computer remotely
Take note that the IP address assigned to your computer may change periodically, depending on the IP addressing method (static, DHCP, or PPPoE) that your ISP uses.