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10-12-2010 12:33 pm
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Question
How can I check my IP address in Microsoft Windows 2000 and newer?
Answer

How to check the IP Address the computer is receiving

You can use the command prompt or Internet Explorer to determine your network IP address.

Using the command prompt to determine your network IP address on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.

  1. Click Start --> Run to open the run dialog box.
  2. Type cmd and click OK to open the command prompt, with a blinking cursor appearing after C:\>.
  3. Type ipconfig and press Enter. Information similar to the following should appear.

Software version 3.5.x and earlier

Software version 3.7.x and higher

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix: gateway.2wire.net

IP Address: 172.16.1.33

Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0

Default Gateway: 172.16.0.1

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix: gateway.2wire.net

IP Address: 192.168.1.64

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway: 192.168.1.254

If you have multiple network adapters installed, you will see one entry for each network adapter. Network connections to HomePortal or OfficePortal networks typically contains a DNS suffix of gateway.2Wire.net

Using Windows Explorer to determine your network IP address on Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.

For Windows 2000, do the following:

  1. Click Start --> Control Panel.

  2. Click Network and Dialup Connections.

  3. Right-click Local Area Connection or Wireless Connection and select Status.

  4. Click the Support tab; your IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS are now listed.

For Windows XP, do the following:

  1. Click Start --> Settings.

  2. Click Network Connections.

  3. Right-click Local Area Connection or Wireless Connection and select Status.

  4. Click the Support tab; your IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS are now listed.

For Windows Vista, do the following:

  1. Click Start --> Network.

  2. Click Network and Sharing Center.

  3. Click Manage Network Connections.

  4. Double-click Local Area Connection or Wireless Connection and select Details; your IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS are now listed.