Quickly Finding Your IP Address

Written by Eric Wyatt (last updated April 27, 2020)

1

In other articles, we have talked about understanding IP addresses as well as how you can find your IP address using Control Panel. The latter article details a longer method of obtaining your IP address. While this method is a solid way of finding your information, there is a faster way to discover it, and that involves using the Command Prompt. It only takes a single word to quickly find information regarding your computer and how it connects to the world.

To quickly find your IP address simply do the following:

  1. Press the Windows+R keys on your keyboard. This immediately displays the Run dialog box.
  2. Type (without quotes) "CMD" then press Enter. Windows launches the Command Prompt.
  3. In Command Prompt type (without quotes) "ipconfig" then press Enter. Command Prompt will then display information regarding your computer's IP configuration. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. IP configuration displayed within a Command Prompt window.

Upon running this command, you should see your IPv6 address, your IPv4 address (commonly referred to as your IP address), your Subnet Mask, and the Default Gateway. When you have gotten the address you need, you can close the Command Prompt window.

You can also, as was pointed out in the other article about finding your IP address, find your IP address (IPv4) by going to https://www.whatismyip.com/. Or you can do a Google search for the phrase "IP address" and Google will display your IP address (IPv4). Either of these methods will work in helping you access your IP address.

 This tip (10231) applies to Windows 10.

Author Bio

Eric Wyatt

Eric Wyatt is a swell guy (or so his friends tell him). He is a formally trained designer and branding expert, bringing a wide range of skills to his Tips.Net articles. ...

MORE FROM ERIC

Disabling USB Selective Suspending

USB Selective Suspending allows Windows to automatically (and without warning) suspend USB ports. Discover how to ...

Discover More

Get Text Suggestions and Autocorrection

As mobile devices became more prevalent in our lives we become more reliant on text suggestions and autocorrect. With ...

Discover More

Keeping the Scroll Bar

Scroll bars are helpful in showing that there is more information to be seen. By default, Windows 10 hides scroll bars, ...

Discover More
More WindowsTips

Generate a Wireless Network Report

If you have Wi-Fi connection problems, Windows 10 can provide a report to help diagnose possible issues. Using Command ...

Discover More

Introduction to Regular Expressions

Regular expressions are usually the domain of computer programmers. There are times, though, when an end-user might find ...

Discover More

Understanding the Command Line For Loop

A niche command that sometimes comes in handy is the FOR loop. It has several forms and therefore can serve several ...

Discover More
Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] (all 7 characters, in the sequence shown) in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is six more than 1?

2020-04-27 22:47:08

PFL

If you are using a router (which means that you are on a LAN or local area network) as most people are, then this IP address shown is the one assigned by the router. It means nothing as far as the internet is concerned. Many articles and explanations are easily located, but a very good resource is "Ask Leo.com".


Newest Tips