Different IP Address Shown at WhatIsMyIP.com

Why does computer show different IP address in ipconfig?  Looking at the Internet Protocol address show on What Is My IP home page.  This is the public IP address, referred as the external IP address.

Firstly, the computer assigns an external Internet Protocol address.  That is to say if the internet connection is straight to the computer.  Consequently, if you computer connects to a router.  As a result, the computer will most likely get an internal Internet Protocol address.  This would look like 192.168.1.100.  Moreover, your router will get an external Internet Protocol address.  Therefore, even though the internal Internet Protocol address is different.

Therefore, with your computer on the same network.  All devices connected will share the same external Internet Protocol address.  However, each connected device will have a different internal Internet Protocol address.  Follow the steps in our how to determine if your computer is being assigned the external IP article.  You will be able to quickly determine your computers Internet Protocol address.

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