Elena Elena - 2 months ago 22
ASP.NET (C#) Question

ASP.NET: get external IP address

I developed site. I need to get IP of site visitors.
I try to use Request, but it have only internal IP:

Response.Write(Request.ServerVariables["REMOTE_ADDR"]);


I looked all keys in Server Variables collection - the same result:

foreach (string var in Request.ServerVariables)
{
Response.Write(Request[var]);
}


How can I get external IP address?

Answer

You can use it to get External (public) IP Address..

public static string getExternalIp()
    {
        try
        {
            string externalIP;
            externalIP = (new WebClient()).DownloadString("http://checkip.dyndns.org/");
            externalIP = (new Regex(@"\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}"))
                         .Matches(externalIP)[0].ToString();
            return externalIP;
        }
        catch { return null; }
    }