IP addresses denoted in the dot-decimal form (for example, 22.214.171.124.) serve as unique identifiers of computers on the Internet. WAN stands for "wide area network," which is essentially the Internet. WAN IP, also called the external or public IP, refers to an address the outside world sees. You should use a special website-based service to find your WAN IP.
Log on to your user Windows 7/Vista or XP account and click the "Start" button.
Launch your web browser and open the Whatismyip.com website.
Read the WAN IP address on the top of the webpage. For example: “Your IP Address Is: 126.96.36.199.”
- PCmag.com: Definition of: TCP/IP ABC's
- “TCP/IP Network Administration;” Craig Hunt; 2002
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