ARCHIVED: In Windows, how do I check my computer's IP address?
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Windows 2000, XP, and Vista
To see what IP address your computer is using:
Start, and then select
All Programs(XP and Vista) or
Accessories, and then
Command Prompt(2000, XP, and Vista).
- At the command prompt, enter:
The IP address (or IPv4 address is you are using Windows Vista) will be a series of numbers following the pattern xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, for example, 188.8.131.52.
- To close the command prompt, enter: exit
Windows Vista, without using the command prompt
Alternatively, in Windows Vista, to find your IP address using the graphic user interface:
- From the
Network, and select
Properties. This opens the Network and Sharing Center.
- If you are looking for the IP address of a wired connection, click
View statusto the right of "Local Area Connection".
If you are looking for the IP address of a wireless adapter, click
View statusto the right of the wireless connection.
Details.... Look for the address next to "IPv4 IP Address".
Windows XP, without using the command prompt
Alternatively, in Windows XP, to find your IP address using the graphic user interface:
- Right-click the
My Network Placesicon, and then select
- If you are looking for the IP address of a wired connection,
Local Area Connectionicon. Occasionally, there will be a number on the end (e.g.,
Local Area Connection 2), depending on your computer's configuration.
If you are looking for the IP address for a wireless adapter, the icon will normally be named
Wireless Network Connection.
- Click the
Details.... The IP address will be listed in the window that appears.
Last modified on March 31, 2010.