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It's IP, man.
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An IP Address is a unique identifier that is assigned to a device connected to the internet automatically. Standing for ‘Internet Protocol’, it allows information to be sent from and to Windows 11 PCs. Much like moving home or travelling, IP addresses change when connected to different networks and determine your geolocation to provide users with location specific content. Knowing an IP address will also come in handy when troubleshooting network issues and setting up routers.
There’s a couple of ways to find out what your IP address is in Windows 11. Simply follow one of these methods below.
The easiest way to do this is to right-click the network icon below, then click ‘Open Network & Internet Settings’.
On the next screen, click ‘Ethernet’ on the left-hand side then click ‘Network and Sharing Centre’.
Click the hyperlink next to the connection field as pictured below to open the Status Window.
Finally, click the ‘Details’ button. The current IP Address will be next to the ‘IPv4 Address’ field.
Start by clicking on the search button on the taskbar. Type in ‘CMD’ and click open
Once loaded, type ‘ipconfig’ on the user line as shown above then press enter. The current IP address will be shown on the ‘IPv4 Address line.
Perhaps one of the easiest methods, but will provide the IP address for the router in use, not the device. Simply search ‘Find my IP address’ on Google.
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