Suppose, for whatever reason, you need to know your ISP assigned IP address.

Generally you’d launch a browser to do this, using a site like WhatIsMyIP

You can get that information using this handy expression:


You should get the following, outputting your IP address. This assumes you are connected to the Internet.

Curl is of course an alias for Invoke-WebRequest

Here we are using the excellent website that has a dedicated web page that returns your IP address.

Putting the expression in brackets so that we can access the Content property makes it easier to access the relevant information.

To get the raw response, execute the following:


You should see the following:

We don’t need everything here – all we need is the content, hence the simplified expression above.

Happy hacking!