Do you know that you can find the IP Address of your Windows PC or Macbook very easily without using any third-party tool? Well, in this article we will explain what is an IP Address followed by different ways to check IP Address of your PC.
What is an IP address?
Every system is provided with the identifier that identifies the network for example when you forward a letter to send, then the computer’s identifier sends the letter to a particular computer by the network. Many of the networks today use TCP/IP protocol to connect with the other network. The IP address is the identifier for the TCP/IP protocol.
Two Standards Of IP Addresses
IP version 4 and IP version 6 are two standards for the protocol. All the systems have version 4 of IP address and the latest models are coming with the IP version 6 address system too. The two versions differ as :
IP address version 4 requires 32 binary bits for a single address on the network. It is represented by 4 numbers separated by dots. The number has a decimal base and for indicating the eight-digit number, called an octet like 126.96.36.199
IP version 6 requires 128 binary bits for a single address on the network and the IP address version 6 is indicated by eight groups of hexadecimal numbers separated by colons, for example, 2001:cdba:0000:0000:3257:9652. Every pair that has zero generally saves space as the colon indicates the gap. In the session of IP version 4, the internet was not so expanded as it has arisen after the dawn of the IP version 6. In the recent past, most of the networks were private and disabled from other networks when the internet had 32 bits to identify the IP address. In IP version 4 there were only 232 combinations, which just provides 4.3 billion addresses. IP address version 6 provides vast 2128 possible addresses. The IP address can be of two types static or dynamic, the static address is one which you can set by editing your settings, this type of setting is rare and can cause a problem if one changes it without having good information about TCP/IP. Dynamic is the most common one, they are provided by DHCP a network provider.
How to find an Ip address?
On the connection of a computer to the network, your address used on the network is called IP address. The IP address can be found by these simple steps.
For Windows XP
Click Start->Control Panel->select and click Network and internet connections ->select
and double click Network Connections.
Highlight and right-click the Local Area Connection icon; click on Status and go to Support. The IP address will be displayed.
For Windows 7
Click Start and then Control Panel and after it click Network and Internet, in last click Network and Sharing Center.
In the task list, please click Change adapter settings. Highlight and right-click the Local Area Connection icon; click on Status and go to Details. The IP address will display.
For Windows Vista
Press start and control panel then network and internet and after it network and sharing center.
IN the task list, then press manages network connections. And then right-click on Local area connection icon, and after it goes to details. The IP address will be displayed.
For Windows 10
There are two methods to find IP address on Windows 10
Go to Control Panel. Press Windows key+X together and select the control panel.
Press Network and internet and then Network and sharing center and then press change adapter setting.
Now right click on Ethernet, press status and after it press details. The IP address will be displayed.
Another method to view IP address on windows 10 is as :
Press the network icon in the task list and then on network settings.
Press Ethernet and then click change adapter settings and then click on status.
After this click on Ethernet and press on the status and then press on details. The IP address will be displayed.
How to Find IP Address on Mac OS
Press on Apple icon in Apple drop-down list, and select system preferences.
Press network icon
Select Ethernet or wifi from the left column and your IP address will be directly displayed under the connection status.
Hey, fellows in this post we have tried to cover all the doubts that a beginner has regarding IP address and finding IP addresses in different Operating systems. If you still have don’t regarding the same then please discuss it with us in the comments section. We will surely help you there.