How do I find my IP address in Windows?


This article provides information on how to find your IP address on a Windows machine.


NOTE:  A number similar to 128.211.x.x or 128.210.x.x should be displayed if you are directly plugged into the port and are not behind a router.

Using the Command Prompt

  1. Log into computer.
  2. Click the 'Start' button then select 'Run'. (In Windows version 7 the search field in the bottom of the START menu can also be used.)
  3. In the window that appears type: 'cmd'.
  4. Click the 'OK' button or press the 'Enter' key.
  5. A black window will appear with text similar to 'C:\Documents and settings...'
  6. In this black window type: 'ipconfig'.
  7. Press the 'Enter' key.
  8. Find the entry labeled 'Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:'.
  9. Within this group, locate the address next to 'IPv4...'.

Using Network Connections

  1. Log into the computer.
  2. Click the 'Start' button and select 'Control Panel'.
  3. When the Control Panel opens, select 'Network and Internet'. (If you do not see this, look for 'Network Connections'.)
  4. Once in Network and Internet, double-click on 'Network and Sharing Center'.
  5. Locate the 'Local Area Connection' link and select it.
  6. A new window will appear, select the Details...button.
  7. Your current IP address will be listed next to IPv4 Address.


  1. If you receive an error when typing in 'cmd' under Step 2 or 3, please ensure 'cmd' is spelled correctly.
  2. If you still receive an error when typing 'cmd' you may not be running Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7. Please refer to What Version of Windows am I running?
  3. If you receive an error when typing in 'ipconfig' under Step 6, please ensure 'ipconfig' is spelled correctly.


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