Sunday, July 23, 2023

Unraveling the Mystery of Your PC's IP Address - I Didn't Know That!
Have you ever wondered why you need to know your computer’s IP address? 

Have you ever been asked for it and didn’t know where to find it? 

Here's a Cool Tip:  Know how to find your IP address.

Your IP address is a unique identifier for your computer on a network. 

There will usually be both a Public and local IP address.

Both public and private IP addresses allow devices to communicate with each other.

A public IP address identifies you to the wider internet so that all the information you're searching for can find you. 

A private IP address is used within a private network to connect securely to other devices within that same network.

It’s like a mailing address for your device, allowing it to communicate with other devices on the internet. 

Knowing your IP address can be useful for troubleshooting network issues, setting up a home network, and ensuring online security.

How do you find your IP address? 
  • One way to find your local IP address is to use the command prompt on your computer. 
    • Press Windows + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
    • Type cmd 
    • Press Enter to launch the Command Prompt.
    • In the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig and press Enter.
    • Look for the IPv4 Address under the network adapter you are using; 
      • This is your PC's IP address.

fig.1 - ipconfig results

  • To find your public IP address is to use Google. 
    • Go to
    • Search for “what is my IP address
    • Google will display your public IP address.
fig. 2 - Google IP Address Search Results

Knowing your PC's IP address is an essential skill that can grant you a deeper understanding of your device, network, and internet experience. 


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