Look up the public IP address of a computer by simply typing "IP address" into the search bar on Google.com or by using a website such as whatismyipaddress.com. IP addresses for private networks can be found by using the "ipconfig" command on Windows, among other methods.
Internet protocol addresses are used to assign a specific number to a computer and are formatted to be a number between 0.0.0.0 and 255.255.255.255. Each computer connected to the Internet has a public IP address that is found using a website or other service, and a private IP address for the local network the computer is attached to. To find a private IP address in Windows, run the command prompt and type in "ipconfig." The IP address is located next to the IPv4 Address. Local networks usually begin with the numbers 192.168.