What is my IP address? How do I find my IP address are the most common question people ask us via live chat. The IP address or Internet Protocol address is a numerical label that is used in networks to identify and locate network devices, from computers to smartphones, to printers and other devices. The IP address can be a very useful piece of information, especially when you want to set up your home router or when you want to connect to other devices on a network. But how do you find out a computer’s IP address in Windows? In this tutorial, we will show you a few methods to find out your IP address.
Find Out Your IP Address On Windows
First of all, you need to know there are two types of IP addresses.
Public IP address
Private IP address
“Public” means an IP address can be reached from the Internet, while “private” means it can’t. For example, in a typical home network, a router has a public IP address on the Internet. The computers, smartphones, game consoles, and other devices behind the router all have unique private IP addresses on the home network. The router acts as an intermediary, forwarding traffic to the local IP addresses that request it. From an outside perspective, all devices on the home network are communicating with the Internet from a single public IP address.
When you’re hosting a server on your computer, people on the Internet will need the public IP address of your router to connect to your server. People behind your router — on the same local network as your computer — will need the local IP address from your computer to connect.
Note: If your computer is connected directly to the Internet with no router sitting in between, your computer’s IP address is a public IP address.
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How to find Your Private IP address:
There are several way to find out your Private IP address.
Method 1: Via CMD
In order to find out your IP address via CMD, Open the Command Prompt and then run the command ipconfig. It will list all the network adapters found on your Windows computer and it will show you details about each of them. You’ll see your IP address in the IPv4 Address row beneath the name of your connection.
Method 2: Via Network and Sharing Center
Follow the steps below to find out your IP address via Network and Sharing Center
1. Open Network and Share center by right-clicking on the network icon on your taskbar.
2. Click or tap the ”Change adapter settings” link on the left.
The Network Connections window now opens, listing the network adapters installed on your computer.
3. Double click (or double tap) the network adapter for which you want to see the IP address. This action will open theStatus window of that adapter.
4. Click or tap the Details button to see a series of details about the network adapter, including its IPv4 address.
That’s it. You are done.
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How to Find Your Public IP Address
The easiest way to find your public IP address is by asking a website since that website sees your public IP address and can tell it to you – for example, you can search for what is my IP or what is my IP address on Google. Google will display your public IP address. (Read more google tricks HERE)
IP addresses aren’t necessarily fixed. Your Internet service provider may regularly assign you a new IP address, just as your router may occasionally assign your devices new IP addresses.
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