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January 7, 2014

How do I determine my computer's IP address?

Via the web
If you are connected to the Internet, visit WhatIsMyIP.com. The site will display your IP address and other information about your system. If the page does not appear, you may not have a working Internet connection and should try one of the methods below.

Note: This IP address is known as your external IP address; it may differ from those mentioned in different sections of this document.

Windows 8.x
Press Win-r .
Type cmd and press Enter .
At the command prompt, enter: ipconfig
The IPv4 address will be a series of numbers following the pattern xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (e.g., 156.56.27.32).

Windows 7, Vista, and XP, using the command prompt
Click Start, and then select All Programs.
Click Accessories, and then Command Prompt.
At the command prompt, enter: ipconfig
The IP address (or IPv4 address, if you are using Windows 7 or Vista) will be a series of numbers following the pattern xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (e.g., 156.56.27.32).

Note: If you are using PPP with a modem at home, your IP address will change each time you log in.

Windows 7, without using the command prompt
In the notification area, click the network connection icon and select Open Network and Sharing Center.
To view the IP address of a wired connection, click Local Area Connection.
To view the IP address of a wireless adapter, click Wireless Network Connection (Network Name).
Click Details... . Your IP address will appear next to "IPv4 Address".

Windows Vista, without using the command prompt
From the Start menu, right-click Network, and then select Properties. This opens the Network and Sharing Center.
To view the IP address of a wired connection, click View Status to the right of Local
Area Connection.
To view the IP address of a wireless adapter, click View Status to the right of Wireless Network Connection.
Click Details... . Your IP address will appear next to "IPv4 IP Address".

Windows XP, without using the command prompt
From the Start menu, right-click My Network Places, and then click Properties.
To view the IP address of a wired connection, double-click Local Area Connection.
To view the IP address of a wireless adapter, double-click Wireless Network Connection.
Click the Support tab, and then click Details... . The window that appears will display the IP address.
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