How to Find my IP Address

By Techwalla Contributor

There are several methods of finding your IP Address. This article is intended to outline a few of these.Your IP Address should be thought more as your computer's phone number than it's address, if you have multiple connections, you have multiple IPs if you dont have a connection, you dont have an IP. Without further delay If you need your computers IP address:

Step 1

This will work in almost every case, it simply requests the website's server to tell you what your IP is. http://whatismyipaddress.com/ I have included a link at the bottom to make things easier.

Step 2

If you are in a network and need your computers local address. Hold the windows button (looks like the windows banner, usually between left ctrl and left alt) and press 'R'. A box will display, and type in "cmd.exe" and hit enter. The 'command prompt' will display, a black screen with white lettering. Simply type in ipconfig. This gives information on all your internet connections. Look for the line "IPv4 Address".

Step 3

If you need to find the IP of a current connection you can type (from the command prompt) "netstat". This will give you all your current connections. To identify a specific one, the easiest way is to run it before you establish the connection then again afterwards.

Step 4

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Tips & Warnings

  • Just pressing the windows button is a quick way to display your start menu (useful when using a full screen application)

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