Internet problems are quite common these days, and if you are a Windows user, you most definitely have wondered "How can I find my IP address in Windows 10?" You can't get away with knowing nothing about networks - at least, you'll need to know where to go to find help! In the hyper-connected world that we have today, especially with the internet of things, you do need to know something about networks. It's easiest to start by learning where your laptop's or PC's place in the network is, that is, finding what IP your computer has. In this article, you are going to learn about the following:
Determining your local IP address is a very straightforward process. Also, it is important to mention that there are different ways in which you can find this out. Knowing different options will allow you to double-check the information the system is serving you, just in case Windows gets confused.
This is potentially a faster way to find your Windows 10 computer's network information.
You can also use the Windows command prompt to determine what your local IP address is.
The final method you can use to find out your computer's IP is via the Windows System Information.
These are some of the ways in which you can find your computer's local IP address in Windows 10. There are even more methods, however, these will be more than enough.
While the steps above serve to help you find your local IP address, this is not what other computers on the internet use to contact your computer. Learn more about the difference between local and public IP addresses below. Your public IP address is set by your internet service provider (ISP) and is easy to find using your web browser You can go to IP2location, lookup your IP and view detailed information about the geographical location of your IP address, your ISP's name and more details.
A local IP address is assigned to each device in your home by the router you are using. It is the address in your local home network. Each computer, mobile device, smart light globe, hub, smart watch, and any other Internet of Things device will be assigned a local IP address by your router. Your modem or router needs to be accessible from the internet so that web pages and other internet applications can be reached by your devices. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) assigns your modem/router with a public IP address, and the traffic destined for devices on your home network is routed appropriately. Your public IR address is used by the ISP to connect you to the web. You may be assigned a static public IP address, or one that changes each time you connect to your ISP (for instance, if the power goes out). Now that know how to find out what your local and public IP addresses are, you can use this to set up Remote Desktop on Windows 10 - this will let you use your home PC when you are away from home. You can also use these IP addresses to set up a local media server.
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