How to Find an IP Address



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How to Find the IP Address of Your PC

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When your PC is connected to a network, it is assigned an address on the network called an IP address. If the PC is connected to a network as well as the internet, then the PC will have an internal IP address which marks its location on the local network, and an external IP, which is the IP address of your internet connection. Follow this guide to find both.

Quick Summary

1. PressWin+R.
2. Typecmdand pressEnter.
3. Typeipconfigand pressEnter.
4. Find the address next to “IPv4 Address."

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Finding Your Windows Private IP Using the Command Prompt

  1. Open the command prompt.PressWin+Rand typecmdinto the field. PressEnterto open the Command Prompt.
    • In Windows 8, you can pressWin+Xand select the Command Prompt from the menu.
  2. Run the "ipconfig" tool.Typeipconfigand pressEnter. This will display a list of your network connection information. All of the network connections on your computer will be displayed.
  3. Find your IP Address.Your active connection may be labeled Wireless Network Connection, Ethernet adapter, or Local Area Connection. It may also be labeled by the manufacturer of your network adapter. Find your active connection and look forIPv4 Address.
    • The IP address is four sets of digits, with up to three digits per set. For example, it might look like192.168.1.4
    • The ipconfig printout is long, so you may have to scroll up to find the IPv4 address.

Finding Your Public IP In Your Router Settings

  1. Open your router’s configuration page.Almost all routers can be accessed through a web interface where you can see and adjust settings. Open the web interface by entering the router’s IP address into a web browser. Check your router’s documentation for the specific address. The most common router addresses are:
    • 192.168.1.1
    • 192.168.0.1
    • 192.168.2.1
  2. Open the Router Status, Internet, or WAN page.The location of the external IP address will vary from router to router. Most have it listed in the Internet, Router Status, or WAN (Wide Area Network) Status pages.
    • If you are using a newer Netgear router with the Netgear Genie configuration software, click the Advanced tab to load the Advanced Home section.
  3. Find the IP address.Under the "Internet Port" or "Internet IP Address" section in the Router Status, Internet, or WAN page, your IP address should be listed. The IP address is 4 sets of digits, with up to three digits per set. For example, it might look like199.27.79.192.
    • This is the IP address of your router. Any connections made out of your router will have this address.
    • This IP address is assigned to you by your internet service provider. Most external IP addresses are dynamic, which means they change from time to time. This address can be masked using proxies.

Finding Your Windows Private IP using Network Connections

  1. Open the Network Connections window.You can quickly access this window in any version of Windows by pressingWin+Rand typingncpa.cpl. PressEnterto open the window.
  2. Right-click on your active connection.SelectStatusfrom the menu. This will open the connection's Status window. If you are running Windows XP, click theSupporttab.
  3. Open the Network Connection Details window.Click theDetails...button. This will open the Network Connection Details window. Your internal IP address will be listed in the "IP Address" or "IPv4 Address" entry.
    • Your internal IP address will be four groups of up to three numbers, separated by periods. For example, it might look like192.168.1.4
    • Your internal IP address is the location of your computer on your network.

Finding Your Private IP on Linux

  1. Open the Terminal.You can check the internal IP address of your Linux computer through the Terminal command line. You can access the Terminal by selecting it from your distribution's Utilities folder, or by pressingCtrl+Alt+Tin most distributions.
  2. Enter one of the IP configuration commands.There are a couple of different commands that can display your IP address. The first one is the new standard for checking IP addresses, while the second command has been deprecated, but should still work in virtually all distributions.
    • sudo ip addr show- You will need to enter your administrator password after performing this command.(This command can usually also be run without the "sudo" part that requires admin rights)
    • /sbin/ifconfig- You may be told that you don't have administrative privileges for this command. If so, typesudo /sbin/ifconfigand then enter your password.
  3. Find your IP address.Each of these commands will display the connection details for all of your installed connections. Find the connection that you are using. If your computer is connected via Ethernet, the connection will most likely beeth0. If you are connected via wireless, it will most likely bewlan0
    • Your internal IP address will be four groups of up to three numbers, separated by periods. For example, it might look like192.168.1.4

Finding Your Public IP Using A Search Engine

  1. Open Bing or Google.These two search engines will allow you to quickly find your external, or public, IP address. This is the address of your router or modem that can be seen by the rest of the internet.
  2. Typeip addressinto the Search field.PressEnter. This search command will display your public IP address. It works on Google, Bing, Ask, DuckDuckGo, and several other search engines, but does not work with Yahoo.
  3. Find your IP address.Your public IP address will be displayed at the top of the search results, sometimes in its own box. If you are using Ask, it is located at the top of the More Answers section.
    • Your public IP address will be four groups of up to three numbers, separated by periods. For example, it might look like199.27.79.192.
    • This IP address is assigned to you by your internet service provider. Most external IP addresses are dynamic, which means they change from time to time. This address can be masked using proxies.

Community Q&A

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  • Question
    How can I change my IP address?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I change the IP address on my computer?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    If you've got a dynamic IP with your ISP (call them to check), you can reset your router to get a new global IP. If you want to change your local IP, that's something you do within your router's settings.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    My laptop won't connect to the Internet and it needs an IP address. How can I fix this?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You need to connect with an eathernet cable and go to the ACP and change the network IP. I suggest you talk to your network provider.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I find my IP address on Windows 7?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You need to go to the CMD(Command Line), and enter "ipconfig" and look for IPv4 and thats your network IP! If you want your public IP, go to Google and look up "What is my IP?"
    Thanks!
  • Question
    My laptop is missing. How do I get the IP address and tracking device?
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    Community Answer
    You cannot use the IP to track it down, unless it's constantly connected to the internet. Contact your insurance company or your local authorities and ask about what they can do. Most likely, they'll be able to recover it. Your insurance company can compensate if you provide evidence that it was yours and that it was stolen.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I change the IP address on my DVR?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Unfortunately, you can't do that. The IP address is set by your ISP, and only they can change it.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    If I am offline On my PC, does it still have any kind of IP address?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No. It does not have an IP address, because an IP address is something that is on the search bar on top of your screen. There is no search bar on the top of your screen offline, so there is no IP address if your PC is offline.
    Thanks!
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