There are many reasons why you would want to find your computer IP address.some reasons might include, Internet connection problems, setting up a new home network, sharing files over a home network, and so on.
Every device connected to the public Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses consist of four numbers separated by periods (also called a ‘dotted-quad’) and look something like 127.0.0.1. Go here for your public Internet IP address lookup.
However sometimes you need to find your computers IP address on your home network. Now days computer networking is very common in the average household and not just used in the office or business work environments. In fact many home computer networks have already upgraded to a wireless setup. If you ever need to change your ip address because of a conflict on your network here’s how…
Here are two ways to find your computer IP address:
- If you have an Internet connection icon in the bottom right corner of the taskbar, you can double click this to open it.
- Then choose the support tab at the top.
- Your IP Address will be there.
- Go to The Start Menu, then choose to open control panel.
- Choose Network connections. (Choose Wireless Network for Wireless setups)
- Right click on your internet connection icon and choose properties.
- While you are there you should tick the box Show icon in notification area when connected.
- Then from the list choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
This is my Internet Protocol Properties box. I have chosen to Set my IP address to 10.0.0.1 and the default gateway is my modem IP address.
How to find your IP address for your computer in Windows Vista?
- If you have a network icon in the notification area in the right hand corner of your taskbar then you can click on it.
- This small box will appear. (below) Click on Network and sharing center link.
See more information on How to find your Router Configuration Web Page in Windows Seven.
Notes on how to find your computer IP address
- See how to change your IP address in Windows Vista.
- See how to change your IP address in Windows XP.
- Your Ip address can also have 192.168.0.1. It just depends on how your Home Network is configured.
- If You have the button checked that says to obtain an address automatically you can view your ip address by clicking on the internet connection icon in the right corner. Go to the support tab. Then you can find your computer IP address.