How to Check Your IP Address

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Your IP address, or Internet Protocol address, identifies the computer that you use while you surf the web. When you go to a website, your computer sends a request that is tagged with an IP address. This allows for the website to be displayed on your screen.

Here are four ways to check your IP address:

Use Google

In just seconds, you can find your IP address with Google. With a simple search, Google can check IP addresses. In the search bar, type in “what is my ip”. Directly below, your IP address will be listed. Beside your IP address, Google provides a link to “learn more”. This brief article will teach you about IP address locations.

Use Windows

Windows users can check IP addresses through the Command Prompt. Open up the Command Prompt from the Start tab. Go to All Program, then Accessories and you’ll find it there. Type “ipconfig” and press Enter. Your IP address will be displayed.

User your Mac

If you’re a Mac user, you too can find out your IP address. Simply open the Terminal App and type “ifconfig”. Here, your IP address will be provided.

Use an IP address location website

There are many websites that will check IP addresses for free. Use a search engine to find these websites, or use one of the popular sites whatismyipaddress.com. Go to one of these useful IP address location databases to quickly find out your IP address.