How does someone find the URL of his or her computer?


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Though computers use URLs (uniform resource locators) to connect to various websites over the internet, they do not possess their own URLs, but instead have an IP address, which is a series of numbers, usually in the pattern of xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx. The IP address contains four sets of numbers, separated by periods, which contain either two or three numbers each. To find the IP address of a computer, open the command prompt via the Accessories menu, type in "ipconfig" and hit enter.

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As stated, Windows users can navigate to the command prompt and type in "ipconfig" to find their own IP address. To reach the command prompt, Windows users would first click the "Start" button on the bottom left side of their computers. Afterward, they would select "All Programs." From there, the user would click "Accessories" which would open up to reveal the command prompt.

Macintosh OS X users can find their IP address through a similar process. From the "Apple" menu, users would select "System Preferences." Afterward, they would subsequently navigate to the "View" menu and select "Network." In the "Network" window, one's own IP address should be visible.

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