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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 127.0.0.1 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 127.0.0.1.

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

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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