Alexander Conroy

How to get your Local IP Address on a Windows Machine

Often when you are using a computer on a local network you need the local IP Address of the machine in order to troubleshoot or allow others to remotely control your computer, you don’t have to use your current location, you can use a VPN like to change IP addresses.

Here is the simplest way to do so.

From your windows desktop:

  1. Press the Start Button with your Mouse, or just press the start key on your keyboard.
  2. Type: cmd
  3. Press Enter.
    1. You should now see a black screen with a prompt.
  4. Type ipconfig
  5. Press Enter
  6. Find the IPv4 Address section.
  7. Write down the serioues of 4 number sets separated by periods.

Here is a picture that should help.

Sample IP Address CoNfiguration
Sample IP Address CoNfiguration

Please note that some computers may have multiple devices configured. If you are not tech savvy just take your best guess!

Tip 1: Most Local Networks look like this 192.168.1.something

Tip 2 : Usually wireless devices will state wireless before the information.

Tip 3: The Default Gateway is sometimes used for troubleshooting as well and a support person may need it.