What is an IP Address?

A Internet Protocol address (IP address) is the numerical label assigned to each hardware devices connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol to identify the devices. In general terms, it is an identity of any devices. An IP address allows a device to communicate with other devices over an IP-based network like the LAN or Internet.

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How to Check Windows IP Address

Launch the Windows command prompt by typing cmd on run window. Then use ipconfig command on Windows system command prompt. This will show you the details of all network interfaces configured on your Windows system. Sample output: As per the above output, this system has IP address on Ethernet adapter. The default gateway is set to The Gateway is a network device (eg: router) in Local area network directly connected to the internet. You can also view the detailed information of the network interfaces by specifying /all command line parameters with ipconfig command. For example: Sample output: