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What does ::1 mean? I'm trying to find out my IP and the result is ::1.

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Its the loopback address in ipv6, equal to in ipv4.

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so i am using IPv6 connection now? – user45338 Feb 21 '11 at 9:41
your local hostname is resolving to ipv6 before ipv4. – Sirex Feb 21 '11 at 10:55

::1 is the compressed format IPV6 loopback address 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1. It is the equivalent of the IPV4 address

If you are trying to find your machines public IP address then you can use

If you want to know the IP address of a network interface then you would need to tell us what operating system you are using.

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I am using windows 7... – user45338 Feb 21 '11 at 9:41
And I am having a problem on HTML 5 geolocation(the browser is having a problem getting my MAC address)...Additional details.. – user45338 Feb 21 '11 at 9:43
ipconfig is the command to use to find the IP address of a network interface in Windows 7. If you are having problems with geolocation then it is most likely the public IP address that you want. – Iain Feb 21 '11 at 9:51

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