How to Figure Out What My Server IP Is for Minecraft

By Aaron Parson

Although you can play Minecraft by yourself, one of its signature features is the ability to build, explore and fight with other players online. If you want to run your own Minecraft server, you need to share your computer's Internet protocol address. The IP address identifies your computer online, allowing others to connect to you. To find it, you can use Windows' built-in Ipconfig utility.

Ipconfig

Step 1

Press "Windows-R" to open the Run window. Type "cmd" and press "Enter" to launch a command prompt.

Step 2

Type "ipconfig" and press "Enter." The window will display several lines of information.

Look for the line labeled "IPv4 Address." This line displays your computer's IP address. If the number starts with "192.168," your router has assigned your computer a local IP address. This address will work to play Minecraft with other computers in your house but not with others online. If you get a local IP address but want to play over the Internet, you'll need to find your router's IP address.

Router IP

Step 1

Write down the number on the line labeled "Default Gateway." Type it into a Web browser's address bar and press "Enter" to run the router's configuration page.

Step 2

Log in to your router setup with the router username and password.

Look through the router's setup information to find your global IP address. Its location will vary by router brand. For example, Netgear routers display the IP address on the Router Status page, while Linksys routers display it on the Status tab and Belkin routers show it labeled as WAN IP in the Internet Settings box.

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