How to Find Your Network Address

A network address, or IP address, is a series of numbers that a computer or other device uses to connect to a network, like the internet. An example of an IP (or network) address would be 192.168.1.100. IP addresses are individual and differ between devices and networks. An IP address is separated into two parts. The first part is the network address, which is the first three series of numbers (192.168.1 as shown in the example.) The last number or series of numbers (100 in the shown example) is the host address.

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Find Your Address

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Locate and click the Start menu on your computer. Find "Run" and click to open it. This will bring up the window that allows you to locate files and folders on your computer.

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Type "cmd" in the drop down arrow box next to Open. Then click OK. This will open the command prompt.

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Type "ipconfig" to bring up the network configurations of your computer and press "Enter" on your keyboard.

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Locate the line that says "IP Address," IPv4 Address" or something similar. Follow the dotted lines over to the right to locate your IP address.