There are many reasons why you may need to locate your IP address on your computer. In my case, I needed to locate my IP address because I wanted to add it as an exception to my firewall’s rule set.
But, regardless of your reason, the process for finding your IP address on a Windows 10 computer is relatively simple and straightforward.
Before we get started, it’s important to note that there are two different types of IP addresses: public and private. Your public IP address is the unique identifier that allows other devices on the internet to find and communicate with your device.
Your private IP address, on the other hand, is used only for communication within your local network (LAN). In most cases, your router will handle both types of IP addresses and will automatically assign a private IP address to each device on your LAN.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s take a look at how to locate your IP address on a Windows 10 computer.
The first thing you’ll need to do is open the Control Panel. To do this, simply search for “Control Panel” in the Start menu and click on the icon when it appears.
Once the Control Panel is open, click on “Network and Internet.”
In the Network and Internet window, click on “Network and Sharing Center.”
In the Network and Sharing Center window, under “View your active networks,” you should see your current network connection. If you’re connected to a LAN, it will likely say “Ethernet” or “Wi-Fi.” If you’re connected to the internet via a mobile data connection, it will say “Cellular.”
Click on your current network connection.
In the next window, you should see your IP address listed under “IPv4 Address.” This is your public IP address. If you need to find your private IP address, simply click on the “Details” button.
In the “Network Connection Details” window, you should see your private IP address listed under the “IPv4 Address” heading.
And that’s all there is to it! Locating your IP address on a Windows 10 computer is a quick and easy process that can be helpful in a variety of situations.
What is an IP address?
An IP address is a unique numerical address that identifies a specific location on the internet. When you connect to the internet your computer is assigned an IP address that allows other devices to identify and communicate with it. You can think of an IP address like a phone number for your computer.
When trying to locate your IP, you may need to know where to look and how to go about locating your IP address. You can find your computer’s IP address by opening the “Network and Sharing Center” in the Control Panel and looking for your Active Networks. The IP address will be listed next to “IPv4 Address.”
How to find my router IP address on my computer
Most routers have a web interface that you can access by typing the router’s IP address into your web browser’s address bar. This web interface is usually used to change router settings such as the password WiFi name and password and port forwarding.
To find your router’s IP address:
- Windows: open the Command Prompt and type “ipconfig” (without quotes). Your router’s IP address will be listed next to “Default Gateway” under your active network connection.
- Mac: open the Terminal and type “netstat -nr | grep default”. Your router’s IP address will be listed next to “default” in the output.
- Linux: open the Terminal and type “route -n”. Your router’s IP address will be listed next to “0.0.0.0” in the second column of the output.
Top 5 Best Tools To use to find my ip address
An IP address is a unique identifier for a device on a given network. It allows devices to communicate with each other and share data. There are many ways to find your IP address. Here are the top five:
1. Use the ifconfig command.
The “ifconfig” command can be used to display the current network configuration information, configure a network interface’s ip address, netmask, or broadcast address, name the network interface as an alias, configure the hardware address, and enable or deactivate network interfaces.
2 Use the ip command.
When used, the ipconfig command will display all current TCP/IP network configuration parameters and update the Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) settings.
Ipconfig shows Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and IPv6 addresses, subnet masks, and default gateway for all adapters if you select to Use it without arguments.
3 Use the curl command.
Developers utilize the command line tool cURL, which stands for client URL, to send and receive data to and from servers. At its most basic level, cURL allows you to communicate with a server by indicating the destination (in the form of a URL) and the information you wish to transmit.