Every device has an IP (Internet Protocol) address assigned on its local network. It can be beneficial to know your device’s IP address, especially if you need to solve technical issues, set up other devices, or fix problems on your network. In just a few simple steps, whether you’re on Windows 7, Windows 10, or Windows 11, this article will show you how to find your local IP address on Windows.
How to find IP address on Windows 7
Using the command prompt
1. Click the Windows button and place your cursor in the search box.
2. Type cmd and then press Enter.
3. Type ipconfig into the command prompt and press Enter again. Information will pop up in the black box.
4. Review the display. Look for the IPv4 label. This will be your IP address.
Using the Windows control panel
- Select the Windows Start button.
- Click Control Panel.
- Choose Network and Internet.
- Choose Network and Sharing Center.
- If you have a wired connection, double-click Local Area Connection and click Details. If you have a wireless adapter, double-click Wireless Network Connection [Network Name] and click Details. Then, review the IPv4 label for your IP address.