The simplest way to determine a computer's IP address is to use a website such as What Is My IP Address that retrieves your IP address and displays it for you. There are also various manual methods to determine a computer's IP address.Continue Reading
On a computer running a Windows operating system, press the start button, and select Run. Type "ipconfig" in the dialog box that appears. The computer's IP address then displays along with other network information.
On a computer running a Mac operating system, the IP address can be found by selecting the System Preferences drop-down menu from within the main Apple menu and selecting the Network Preference pane. The IP address then displays underneath the network status.
The term IP address is a shortened version of the term Internet protocol address. An IP address is a unique numerical identifier that ensures that data being sent to and from a computer is properly routed. IP addresses are assigned by Internet service providers. An IP address also reveals a computer's geographic location. IP addresses are either static, meaning that they never change, or dynamic, meaning that they change with each Internet connection. No two locations share the same IP address.Learn more about Internet & Networking