How to find the IP address of your computer

You can go to a site or forum where the code for determining the visitor’s IP address is set. For example, to a particular Yandex page or the smart-ip.net website.

You can search for other sites that specify the IP address of your computer by typing a query like “what is the IP address of this site” into the search bar.

Method 1. Find out the IP in properties of the Network connection.

The IP address can be viewed in the properties of your Internet connection. For Windows XP, 7, 8, and 10, you need to do the following:

  1. Open Start-> Control Panel-> Network Connections .
  2. Find a shortcut to connect to the Internet and double-click on it.
  3. In the window that opens, go to the second tab,” Information.”

Method 2. Determine the IP of the computer using the Windows /ipconfig command

As part of the Windows operating system, there is a service (command) ipconfig, which defines the settings for the IP protocol. Using this command, you can also find out your IP address. For this:

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  1. Click on Start-> Run 
  2. In the “Open: “field of the appeared window, write cmd and press Enter :
  3. In the seemed to be black window, type in ipconfig and press Enter again:

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If your computer is connected to the Internet via a local network, like mine, your IP address will match the address of the default gateway (the last line in the results window).

If the computer has a direct connection to the Internet, its IP address will appear in the second line of the results of the ipconfig command (opposite the “IP address” parameter)

What are Static and Dynamic IP Addresses?

The IP address can be permanent (static) or change every time you connect to the Internet (dynamic IP). It depends on your provider. As a rule, the address of a computer on the Internet changes every time you connect with a specific range of free IP addresses that the provider has at the time of your connection to it.

By itself, if you have not disconnected from the Internet and do not use a proxy server, the computer’s IP address cannot change.

You can determine whether you have a static IP address or a dynamic one either empirically, disconnecting and connecting to the Internet and determining the IP after each connection, or by calling your provider’s technical support and asking about it.

Many providers have an additional service if you need a permanent IP, usually paid.

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