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When using a computer with a built in cellular card for internet access, how is your IP number decided?

Asked by Kingkamandi (149points) March 10th, 2008

Is it based on the individual computer, where you hook up each time you use the computer, or what? Basically, I want to know if I visit the same website twice from different towns will my two visits show up as two different IP addresses and (apparently) from two different users (providing I cookie flush between each log on.

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Zaku's avatar

What are you calling into to connect to the Internet? That system will determine your IP on the Internet.

What computer are you using that you don’t know how to check your current IP address? If you include that info, someone can tell you how to check it.

Actually, you could just go to a web site that tells you what your IP address is.


chaosrob's avatar

Your ip address is issued by a DHCP server each time you connect. The odds are that you’ll get a completely different address each time you connect. You can always check to see what address you’re getting using the site mentioned above. You can always mask your ip address using a free proxy server or a tool like the Tor network.

cwilbur's avatar

It also depends on how your cell network is configured. It’s impossible to answer this without knowing that.

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