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Display Your IP Address

SUMMARY: A Google Chrome extension to display your IP address with the click of a button.

If you use proxy servers, VPNs (virtual private networks), or an Internet Service Provider that assigns dynamic IP addresses, it may prove useful at times to know your IP address. This helps ensure you are actually connected to a VPN or proxy server, and knowing your IP address may be useful when accessing certain Internet services.

The "ShowIP" add-on for Google Chrome adds a button to the right of the address bar that, when clicked, displays your IP address. It's that simple.

Note in the screenshot to the right that the IP address is partially blurred - this does not occur in the actual extension.

To install this extension:

1. From Google Chrome, visit the "ShowIP" page.

2. Click the "Install" button.

3. Click "Install" in the "Confirm Installation" dialog box when prompted.

Confirming installing the "ShowIP" extension in Google Chrome

This tip was written regarding Google Chrome v4.0.249.89 on a Windows XP machine and ShowIP v0.1. Features, information, and screenshots are subject to change between versions and operating systems.

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