It’s one of the first questions that we ask clients when we’re helping diagnose a problem with a network resource. There are several different ways to determine your IP address. There’s even a website, whatsmyip.org which will show you what Internet servers think your IP address is.
In this post, I describe how to determine your IP address(es) on Windows 7 using the control panel. You can also use the ipconfig command-line tool, but if you know about that tool, you probably don’t need me to tell you about it.
Network and Sharing Center
One of my favorite aspects of Windows 7 is the search feature in the start menu. As you type a search term, Windows will show you matching programs and documents.
As a case in point, you can type Network in the Start Menu search box, and click the Network and Sharing Center control panel item in the search result.
Alternatively, you can open Control Panel, then Network and Internet, and then click the Network and Sharing Center item.