Your computer’s internal IP (Internet Protocol) address is a unique number assigned by your router. Each device on your internal network (LAN or Local Area Network) receives a unique IP address. This ensures that incoming data is sent to the correct device.
There are many different ways to figure out what your computer’s internal IP address is. One quick method is to open a Windows command prompt and then use the command line tool ipconfig. The following steps will show you how to find your IP address using this method.
1. Click on the Start icon. Your Start menu should pop up. It will look similar to the photo below.
2. In the dialog box type cmd.
3. Click on cmd.exe which should be listed near the top of the menu.
4. In the Windows command prompt (black window with white text) type ipconfig. Then press enter.