How to Find Your Computer's IP Address

By Shawn Farner

Any computer connected to a network is assigned an IP address, which is a number that identifies that computer on the network. Your computer is assigned an IP address regardless of the network type you use, whether it's a wired or wireless (Wi-Fi) connection. It is important that you know your IP address if you have issues with your Internet connection and need to contact technical support.

Step 1

Open the Start menu, then click "Control Panel."

Step 2

Click the "View network status and tasks" link under the "Network and Internet" section.

Step 3

Click the "Change adapter settings" link on the left side of the window.

Step 4

Right-click the connection you want to find an IP address for (Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection), then click "Status."

Step 5

Click the "Details..." button. Your IP address is listed after the "IPv4 Address" label.