Your IP address is a vital and very useful piece of information about your Windows PC. Although there is easy solutions to find your IP address—visit a website to retrieve the information from your computer. However, it requires Internet connection.
What if there is no Internet connection but you need to determine what the IP address used by your computer is. Then you need to rely on other methods to determine a device’s IP on your computer.
In the following guide, I will show you how to check your IP address in different Windows versions. The steps vary among them. (Tip: Windows 8 vs Windows 7)
For Windows 8
Step 1: Open the Charms Bar by moving your mouse to the right hand edge of the screen or swiping in from the right if you have a touchscreen. Click on any of the images to enlarge them.
Step 2: Click the Search option in the Charms Bar.
Step 3: Search for “command prompt” or find the app under the Windows System section. Once you’ve found it click on it.
Step 4: Type “ipconfig” and hit enter. A list of settings will appear including your IP address.
For Windows 7
Step 1: Click the Windows Orb to open the Start Menu and type “cmd” into the Start Menu search box.
Step 2: Click “cmd” from the search results which should appear directly under Programs.
Step 3: Type “ipconfig/all” into the command prompt window.
Step 4: The network adapter’s IP address will be listed next to the “IPv4 Address” – the number should start with something like a 192… if you are using a residential router with standard settings.
For Windows Vista/XP
Step 1: Open Network and Sharing Center by clicking the “Start” button, clicking “Control Panel”, clicking “Network and Internet”, and then clicking “Network and Sharing Center”.
Step 2: Under Connection, click “View status”.
Step 3: Click “Details”. Your computer’s IP address appears in the Value column, next to “IPV4 IP Address.”
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