How to Find the IP Address for a Device

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: 216.27.61.137. Using the Windows Command Prompt, you can get a list of all the networking devices, their respective IP addresses and other networking-related information.

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Finding an IP address for a device is a fairly simple process.

Windows XP

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Click the "Start" button in the Windows taskbar.

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

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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.