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Find IP address

Jun 10, 2010

You can find a computer's IP address in various ways. On Windows 2000/XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 computers, you can use Ipconfig to find the IP address of a computer.

Ipconfig reports the IP address of its local computer only. You must run this program on the computer that you want to identify.


To find an IP address by using Ipconfig on Windows 2000/XP
  1. On the computer you want to identify, on the Windows taskbar, click Start > Run.
  2. In the Run dialog box, type cmd
  3. Click OK.
  4. At the command prompt, type ipconfig, and then press Enter on your keyboard.
  5. Write down the IP address.
To find an IP address by using Ipconfig on Windows Vista
  1. On the computer you want to identify, on the Windows taskbar, click Start.
  2. In the Start Search text box, type cmd, and then press Enter on your keyboard.
  3. At the command prompt, type ipconfig, and then press Enter on your keyboard.
  4. Write down the IP address.
To find an IP address by using Ipconfig on Windows 7
  1. On the computer you want to identify, on the Windows taskbar, click Start.
  2. In the Search programs and files text box, type cmd, and then press Enter on your keyboard.
  3. At the command prompt, type ipconfig, and then press Enter on your keyboard.
  4. Write down the IP address.

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