How Do I Find My PC's IP Address?

Network Operations Center -- 8/2007

Follow these steps for Windows XP:

  • Click the Start button, select Run
  • Type CMD and press Enter.
  • A Command prompt window will open. Type ipconfig and press Enter.
  • Several lines of information will be displayed. The IP address looks like "149.72.61.234" - yours will probably have different numbers near the end.

If you cannot obtain the IP address, you can try to "renew" it:

  • Click the Start button, select Run
  • Type CMD and press Enter.
  • A Command prompt window will open. Type ipconfig /release and press Enter. (Note: there IS a space between ipconfig and /release)
  • Wait for the command to finish.
  • Type ipconfig /renew (Note: there is a space between ipconfig and /renew)
  • Wait about 1 minute. If successful, your IP will display and look like "149.72.61.234".
  • Type Exit to close the CMD window.

If you get an error, the cause might be: