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.
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. But how do you find out a computer’s IP address in Windows?
Well, in this article we want to show you some ways to do that:
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. For each network adapter you will get to see both the IPv4 address and the IPv6 Address.
To learn more about the parameters accepted by the “ipconfig” command and what each of them does, run the command ipconfig /?.
This one is a less geeky method that doesn’t involve using a command, is to use the “Network and Sharing Center”. Open it and the 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.
Double click (or double tap) the network adapter for which you want to see the IP address. This action will open the “Status” window of that adapter.
Click or tap the “Details” button to see a series of details about the network adapter, including its IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
When done, “Close” the windows you just opened.
“PowerShell” is a tool similar to the “Command Prompt”, but it’s even more powerful and allows you to control or work with many more elements that make up Windows. “PowerShell” has two commands which you can use to find the IPv4 and IPv6 address of a network adapter. The first one is “gip”. Type it in “PowerShell” and then press “Enter”. The command will trigger the display of several details about each network adapter, including their IP addresses.
Another command which returns the same results is “Get-NetIPConfiguration”. Type it, press “Enter” and then look for the information you were searching.
Finding your Windows computer’s IP address provides information that can be useful in many networking situations. If you know of other ways to find it leave us a comment below and don’t forget to share it with friends.