How to Find a Machine's IP Address

By Chappy Sinclair

An IP address, or Internet Protocol Address, is a unique set of numbers assigned to each computer that is connected to the Internet. Depending on the type of Internet connection you're using, your IP address may change periodically. Using a router or hub will also change the primary connection IP address of your machine. You can find your computer's IP address from within Windows.

Windows XP

Step 1

Click the "Start" icon in the Windows taskbar. Click "Run."

Step 2

Type "cmd /k ipconfig /all" and click "OK."

Scroll down to view the IP address of every networking device connected to your computer. Each device will be named and listed separately.

Windows Vista/7

Step 1

Click the "Start" icon in the Windows taskbar. Paste "cmd /k ipconfig /all" into the search bar.

Step 2

Click the "cmd /k ipconfig /all" search result.

Scroll down to view the IP address of every networking device connected to your computer. Each device will be named and listed separately.

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