Your external IP address is: 54.90.128.222

If your computer is on a private network (behind a hardware firewall or router) then your computer's IP address is only valid in your own local network. When you connect to another machine on the Internet, that machine won't see your internal IP address. Instead it will see the IP address assigned to your router. That's what the above IP address is.

How do I find my local (internal) IP address?

The instructions vary based on your computer's operating system.

For Windows 7 or Vista

  • Click the Start Orb
    SearchCmd
  • In the Search box type cmd and press Enter
    Cmd
  • In the command window type: ipconfig and press Enter
  • Your IP address will be listed on the IPv4 Address line.
    IP Address Results
  • To close the command window type: exit and press Enter

For Windows XP or 2000

  • Click Start
  • Click Run...
  • In the Open: field of the Run window type: cmd and click OK
  • In the command window type: ipconfig and press Enter
  • Your IP address will be listed on the IP Address line.
  • To close the command window type: exit and press Enter

I received a message saying 'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command. What do I do?

This message means Windows can't find the ipconfig program. When you type the name of a program at a command prompt, the system looks for that file in the folder you are in. If it doesn't find it, it uses the path. The path is a list of folders that Windows searches to find the program you want to run. By default the Windows and system folders are in the path. If you receive the ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command message, it means the Windows folders aren't in your path.

To work around this, from the command prompt type:

cd\windows\system32

On Windows XP you might need to type this instead:

cd\winnt\system32

Because ipconfig is in the system32 folder you can run it from there.