How to determine the IP Address

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 11:17 By Dave Brooks

Q: What are some ways to determine the IP Address of my computer?

A: There is no standard way to determine the IP address of a computer that works for all operating systems and versions. However, you can usually view all information about your TCP/IP configuration by running some sort of configuration program. Here are some of the most common ways for the most common operating systems.

Windows 7

  1. Go to Start\Programs\Command Prompt. This will bring you to the MS-DOS window.
  2. At the prompt, type "ipconfig". You will see your IP address and other TCP/IP configuration information.

Windows 8 / Windows 10

  1. Go to Cortana, type in "cmd", then when Cortana shows you "Command Prompt" click on that.
  2. Type in "ipconfig" and hit the Enter key.
  3. Look for a line that says "IPv4 Address". The 4 part number at the end is what you are looking for. 


From a command line, enter "ifconfig". This stands for interface configuration. This works on most UNIX or Linux systems.

Other Systems

Consult your documentation, or contact your system administrator. Or, better yet, do a web search.