There are many ways to find your IP address just in case you ever need to do so.
ne way is from a command prompt. To open a command prompt the easiest way is to go to Start, then Run and type in cmd (command for Windows 95/98) and click OK. You will see a black box with a cursor like the image below.
If you just want to find your IP address you can type in ipconfig and press enter. You will get a listing similar to this.
You will notice 3 pieces of information. The first is the IP address which is the address of your computer on the network. Then you have the subnet mask which determines what subnet your computer is on within the network. Finally you have the default gateway which is a node on the network that serves as an access point to another network, in most cases out to the internet.
If you need to know more detailed information you can type ipconfig /all to get a listing of other IP related information.
This option gives you information such as your host (computer) name, DNS & WINS information and your MAC or physical address of your network card.
Another way to get your IP address is from your network connection properties. Right click your My Network Places and select properties. Then right click your Local Area Connection icon and select properties again. You will see a window similar to the example below.
Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties.
Here you will see you IP address information
If you are getting your IP address automatically (using DHCP) there will not be anything listed in the boxes and this method will not work to find your IP address.
One final way I will mention to obtain your IP address is to click on the local area connection icon in your taskbar.
Then click on the Support tab to display the following.