How to quickly find your IP address in Windows 10

If you have to troubleshoot problems on your network or if you want to enable traffic control on your Wireless router. It can be useful to know the IP address that a device has been assigned. So in this video we demonstrate one way too quickly discover the IP address on your Windows 10 computer.

What is an IP address

An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a string of numbers that is used to help computers communicate with each other in a network. Within any network each IP address will be unique and will consist of a series of numbers divided by full stops.

Within a typical home network a range of IP addresses will be issued to device using something called DHCP, or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. DHCP can assign up to 254 IP addresses to devices that have been connect to your home network. Usually the IP address that DHCP will issue, will be a number anywhere between 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.255.

As the internet is just a massive network of computers, the internet also needs to use IP addresses. Unlike a home network, the internet will need to use more than 255 unique IP addresses. As IPv4 is only able to use 4,294,967,296 unique IP addresses. IPv6 has been implemented. IPv6 is able to use 340 undecillion unique addresses.

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