IP address(Internet Protocol address) is an identification number assigned to each device to identify a device on the PC or network by IP. It is the same as each phone number is different, each with a unique identification number. In order to connect to each other on the network, IP address is always necessary.
Type of IP address
Usually, there are two kinds of IP address: private IP address used in households and enterprises, and “Global IP address” used in the connect between a Router and Internet.
Private IP address
It is the IP address of the network that is assigned to general households or companies. Also called Local IP address. It is assigned to PCs and devices on the local network by the router.
The private IP address can not be accessed directly from the Internet. Usually, the most used IP address is “192.168.XX“.
With the private IP address alone, the Internet can not connect. Internet can be used by mutually converting “Private IP address” and “Global IP address” with router equipment.
Global IP address
It is said to be a Public IP address, and it is an IP address published to the outside. This IP address provided by an ISP(Internet Service Provider) to identify the user’s local network on the Internet.
If the user’s PC is connected directly to the Internet without going through the router, the IP address of the PC is the public IP address.
Checking IP address
The method of checking the “private IP address(local IP address)” varies depending on the OS and Device being used. Here is the check method in Window.
Searching IP address in Windows Settings
▼ Go to the following “Windows Settings” > 1“Network and Internet“
▼ In wired LAN, click the following1Ethernet tab, and click 2“SSID“(here, Buffalo-B-41G2) on the right side.
▼ IPv4 address:1192.168.x.x is displayed as shown below.
▼ In the case of a Wireless LAN(Wi-Fi), you can check as follows. First, click 1Wi-Fi tab as below, and click 2“SSID“(here, Buffalo-B-41G2)
▼ IPv4 address:1“192.168.x.x” is displayed as shown below.
Checking a IP address with network connect
▼ You can check the currently connected network with Network and Sharing Center. In the notification area, right-click the 1icon of the network (Ethernet) and click 2Open Network and Sharing Center.
▼ Click 1Ethernet on the network connections.
▼ Click 1button.
▼ ”IPv4 address” and “IPv6 address” are displayed as shown below.
For wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), you can check as follows.
▼ Right-click on the 1“Wi-Fi” icon, and click 2“Open Network and Sharing Center“.
▼ Click 1Wi-Fi on the network connection .
▼ Click the 1button. This will display “IPv4 address” and “IPv6 address” as above.
Checking with the task manager
▼ Press shortcutkeys, and click 1“Task Manager“.
▼ Alternatively, 1right-click on the taskbarm and click 2Task Manager from the Context Menu.
▼ In the Task Manager window, When clicking the 1“Performance tab, and selecting 2Ethernet(or 2Wi-Fi), 3“IPv4 address” and “IPv6 address” are displayed.
Checking the IP address at the command prompt
Let’s check the private IP address of the user’s PC. The method of checking the private IP address(local IP address) varies depending on the OS and device being used. Here is the check method in Window.
▼ Pressing the shortcut key 2Command Prompt.keys, the following Context Menu is displayed. Click
Or right-click on the 2Command Prompt., and click
After Windows 10 Creators Update(version 1703), Command Prompt on the right-click menu ofis missing.
“Windows Powershell” has become the default shell tool. You can check how to switch to the missing”Command Prompt” in the following post.
At the “Command Prompt“, enter the following command and presskey.
▼ The various results are listed , but “IPv4 address” ….2192.168.1.1(Preferred) displayed on PC’s “private IP address”.
Check Global IP address
▼ This can be checked directly by Internet searching. In the search box of a Web browser such as Google Chrome as follows, enter 1what is my ip and search.
▼ On the window of the search results, click on any web site that is conducting a service that can check the Global IP address(Public IP address), the public IP address of the PC is displayed as shown below.