How to Find the IP Address of Your PC
From HowiwNote: This documentation assumes you already know what an IP address is, see Wikipedia:Ip address for more information on IP addresses.
Finding Your Local IP Address (broadband) or Global IP Address (dialup)
Windows 98 And Above
- Go to Start
- Click on Run
- Type cmd and hit enter (use command in Win98)
- Type ipconfig and hit enter
It will say something like
Windows IP Configuration Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection Network Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.102 <-your IP address Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1 <-your system GatewayIf you are on broadband, or use a network modem or your internet connection is not through your current PC, that IP is a local ip. Meaning, that is the IP my router gave me, not the IP the world sees. This means that the address is only specific to me in my local network.
If you use dialup with a modem on your current computer, that will be your external IP.
Windows XPYou can double click on the two computers on the task bar at the lower right hand corner also known as your Local Area Connection.
Once that opens you can see the status of your local area connection as well as the activity of it. The status referring to whether or not it's connected, how long it has been connected, and the speed of the connection. The activity referring to the number of packets sent and received. Then you click the Support tab. The support tab shows you your IP address, the address type, subnet mask and default gateway if you have one. You can also click details. Details shows you your Physical (MAC) address, IP address, the subnet mask address, the address for your DHCP server, your DNS server as well as when you obtained the lease for your IP address and when it expires.
- Open a Terminal/Console
- Type ifconfig
- Look at inet addr: xx.xx.xx.xx where the xx is your IP
[root@wikibooks]# ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:80:C8:F8:4A:51
inet addr:192.168.99.35 Bcast:192.168.99.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:190312 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:86955 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 RX bytes:30701229 (29.2 Mb) TX bytes:7878951 (7.5 Mb) Interrupt:9 Base address:0x5000
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In any Browser on any Operating System
Many websites can give you your IP address. These include, but are nowhere near limited to: