How to Find the IP Address for a Device

By Chappy Sinclair

The IP (short for Internet Protocol) address is a set of uniquely assigned numbers that is assigned to all network-related devices (for example, modems and routers) connected to your computer and home network. A typical IP address looks like this: Using the Windows Command Prompt, you can get a list of all the networking devices, their respective IP addresses and other networking-related information.

Windows XP

Step 1

Click the "Start" button in the Windows taskbar.

Step 2

Click "Run." Type "cmd" (without the quotes) and press the "Enter" key. The Windows Command Prompt will open.

Step 3

Type "ipconfig/all" (without the quotes) and press the "Enter" key. The IP address for all devices will be listed on the right side of the name of the device.