How to Find Your Computer's IP Address

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.

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

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

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

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

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