How to find your computers IP address

A little bit about your IP address (Internet Protocol address). When you connect to the internet, either via your internet service provider (AOL, Prodigy, etc.), or your office LAN connection, you are assigned an IP address. This address identifies your computer from the other computers on the internet. Your IP address can be either static, meaning it never changes, or dynamic, meaning each time you dial-in or login you are assigned a new address for that session. Check with your internet service provider or network administrator to find out if your computer uses static or dynamic IP addressing.

Windows 95/98

Click Start
Click Run
Type winipcfg
Click OK

Windows 2000

Go to a DOS prompt
Type ipconfig
Hit Enter key

Windows XP

Click Start
Move to all programs/accessories
Click Command Prompt
Type ipconfig
Hit Enter key

On the Macintosh to get your IP address try the following:
Apple Menu --> Control Panels --> TCP/IP Control Panel

On Mac OS X:
1. Open system preferences
2. Under internet and network, click 'network'
It will show you your IP address..

If you receive a dynamic IP address from your internet provider, it will likely be different on your next session. So if you need your IP address for later use, please check when you log on for that session.