After running the firewall test from the above website, I discovered that the test claims "to detect your internal IP address and your external address. Your internal IP should be hidden whereas your external is always exposed."
I always thought that there was only *one* IP address not two!
Thanks for the links! After exploring a few of them I found the answer, cheers!
Below is what I found that BEST explains the difference between the 2 meanings:
"The program has a tool to define computer's internal and external IP addresses. Internal IP address can be used to connect to the computer inside local area network. External IP address is used to connect to the computer from Internet. Usually computer has different external and internal IP addresses, because external IP addresses is established by Internet service provider."
Oops. Ticked too soon! As I am *not* part of a LAN (Local Area Network), just out of curiosity, would I be right in thinking that I am NOT assigned an internal IP address? So in other words, only PC's who ARE part of a LAN get an internal IP address?
Hi again - I think LAN also applies if you have/use a Ethernet ADSL modem, I have only a single pc but use a Ethernet Modem so I do in fact have a 'LAN' address also, set automatically by the modem setup - though this probably confuses the issue even further :-)))
paperman27 - I *have* been to the site that you gave in your link and I am not that concerned about security, but was curious as I hadn't heard of an internal IP address before, that's all. Thanks anyway.
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