How to Find a LAN IP

By Contributing Writer

Every computer connected to the Internet has is a unique numeric IP address, presented usually in the dot-decimal form (e.g. 195.15.32.1). Local area network (LAN) is a network that comprises a few computers within a limited area; for instance, two or three computers in the same household. LAN is typically organized using a network router that shares an Internet connection between two or more computers. LAN IP is a computer IP address assigned by the router to communicate within LAN only.

Step 1

Click the "Start" button in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.

Step 2

If you use Windows Vista, type "cmd" and press "Enter." In Windows XP, click "Run" and then type "cmd" followed by "Enter" to open the command prompt window.

Step 3

Type "ipconfig" and press "Enter."

Step 4

Read the program output. The line starting with "IPv4 Address," contains the LAN IP. For example, "IPv4 Address. . . : 192.178.10.101"