In previous years and earlier operating systems it was not easy to find the Ip Address of a computer on your home network. We used to have to run from one computer to the next to get the Ip Addresses. However in Windows Vista and Windows Seven, having a home network can allow you to see an IP address of any computer that is listed. When you think about how difficult it was in Windows XP and then see how easy it is in Windows Vista and seven, it is crazy.
How To Find The IP Address Of A Computer On Your Home Network
We need to open the Network and Sharing Center to find the IP Address of a computer.
1. In the bottom right corner of your screen there should be a Network icon showing.
2. A box will pop up. Press on the link that says Network and sharing center. See the screen shot below.
3. If you do not have a Network icon there you can go to the control panel and click on the Network and sharing center icon.
4. When the Network and Sharing Center opens press on View Full Map. See the screen shot below.
5. Now you will see a Network map showing all the computers on your home network.
6. To find the IP Address of a computer on your network simply hover over the correct computer icon.
As you can see the Ip Address shows in a box when you hover over the computer icon.
Notes on how to Find The IP Address Of A Computer
- This is handy when you want to remote desktop to another computer.
- Sometimes you can also use this for file sharing purposes.
If you have any other ways to find the IP Address of a computer on your network please ad a comment below.