Windows Vista: Finding the IP Address
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For every computer connected to the Internet there is a specific identifier called an IP (Internet Protocol) address. IP addresses serve to let computers recognize and find each other. IP addresses are sets of 4 numerical numbers between 0 and 255, separated by periods.
There are two ways to find your IP address:
How to find an IP address through the Network and Sharing Center?
1. From the Start Menu, right-click on Network and click Properties.
2. A Network and Sharing Center window will open. Click View status to the right of Local Area Connection.
3. In the new Local Area Connection Status window that opens, click Details. Your IP Address will be listed among the other connection details.
How to find an IP address through the Command Prompt?
1. From the Start Menu, type Command Prompt in the search field then click Command Prompt once it appears.
2. At the "Command Prompt" screen type ipconfig then press Enter. If this doesn't work type in ipconfig/all.
3. The IP address should appear along with other LAN details in the readout.
NOTE: For some computers, instead of typing 'ipconfig', users may have to type 'ipconfig/all' in the Command Prompt. Typically, 'ipconfig/all' shows more detailed information such as default gateways and subnet masks.
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Referenced from: Windows.microsoft.com
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