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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

How to Find the IP Address of Your Computer in Windows 7



Information

This article will show you how to find out what the Internet Protocol address (IP address) is for your computer. A IP address identifies a computer that is connected to the Internet or a network by a unique number. Currently this will usually be a Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) number that consists of four groups of numbers separated by periods, for example 192.200.44.69 (not a real one).




OPTION ONE

To Find IP Address Using Network Connnections Details

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the Network and Sharing Center icon.

2. In the left pane, click on the Change adapter settings link. (see screenshot below)



3. Right click on the network connection (network adapter or NIC) that you want to see the IP address of, and click on Status. (see screenshot below)



4. Click on the Details button. (see screenshot below)



5. To the right of IPv4 Address (Property), you will see the IP address (Value) for the selected network connection (network adapter or NIC). (see screenshot below)



6. When done, click on Close (steps 4 and 5) twice and close the Network Connections window (step 3).


OPTION TWO

To Find IP Address Using "ipconfig /all" Command

1. Open a command prompt.

2. In the command prompt, type ipconfig /all and press enter. (see screenshot below step 3)

3. Scroll down to the listed network adapter or NIC that you want to see the IP address of. You will see the IP address listed to the right of IPv4 Address. (see screenshot below)



4. When done, you can close the command prompt window.

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