How to Find Your Internet ISP Address

By Greyson Ferguson

Every computer that connects to the Internet has an ISP address. Although your ISP address changes if you connect via different wireless Internet signals, your address is permanent if you connect to the Internet via land-line or DSL connection. All websites you visit can see your ISP address so the site can track where you are viewing from and what content you typically view. If you are curious as to what your ISP address is, you can look it up on your computer.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet connection

Step 1

Connect your computer to the Internet. You must have a live Internet connection in order to see the ISP address currently running on your computer.

Step 2

Right-click the connection icon in the lower-right corner of the desktop. A small pull-down menu appears.

Step 3

Click "Status" from the available menu and a new window appears in the middle of the screen. On the screen you can see several different tidbits of information, including your ISP address. The ISP address has several series of numbers, with periods occasionally separating the numbers.

Step 4

Close out the status window and continue using the Internet or other tasks you need to perform. When moving to a different wireless connection, the ISP address does change and you can recheck the information through the status window.

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