Every computer on the Internet is assigned an IP address which is used to uniquely identify the computer on the network. You are not required to memorize your IP address as there is no reason to do so. But sometimes it becomes important for you to know the IP address of your computer especially when you are hosting a PC multiplayer game. Other players need your Internet Protocol address so that they may connect to your computer. If you are a Windows 7 user, there are 2 ways you can use to find the Internet Protocol address of your computer.
- Using Command Prompt
- Through Network and Sharing Center
Find IP Address in Windows 7 Using Command Prompt
- Click “Start” men and go to “All Programs.”
- Choose “Accessories”
- To open the command prompt, simply click the command prompt in the list.
- You will be seeing command prompt window on the computer screen. Using the keyboard, type “ipconfig” and hit “Enter” button. Locate your IP address listed next to IPv4.
Using the Network and Sharing Center
- Locate the network connection icon in the task bar next to the system clock.
- Click “Open Network and Sharing Center.”
- If you are not wirelessly connected to the Internet, click “Local Area Connection” in order to view the IP address. Click “Wireless Network Connection” if you are wirelessly connected to the Internet.
- In the “Connection” section, click details. You can see your IP address next to the IPv4 entry in the list.