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Two Ways to Check IP Address on Windows 8/8.1

In Wikipedia, the definition of IP address is as follows.

"An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g. computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication."

Therefore, when you want to connect your PC to a shared network or printer, you are requested to enter your IP address. If, at this moment, you would like to know how to check IP address on Windows computer, this article will take Windows 8 for example and introduce two common methods for your reference.

2 ways to check IP address on Windows 8 computer:

Way 1: Check IP address in the Network and Sharing Center.

Step 1: Click the network icon on the taskbar and select Open Network and Sharing Center to enter the Center.

Step 2: Tap Ethernet in the Network and Sharing Center window.

Step 3: Choose Details in the Ethernet Status interface.

Step 4: Check IP address in the Network Connection Details.

Way 2: Check IP address in Command Prompt.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt.

Open Run dialog with Windows+R hotkeys, enter cmd and click OK to turn on Command Prompt.

Tips: More methods to open Command Prompt can be found in Four Ways to Enable Command Prompt on Windows 8 Computer.

Step 2: Type ipconfig in Command Prompt window and press Enter.

Then you can check your IP address in it.


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