How to find your computers IP address and check if it is static or dynamic

There are 2 ways to find out your IP Address, the quickest is by using the Command Prompt (also see demonstration above). The Command Prompt will also display lots of other useful information as well.

  1. Press the Windows key and press R together
  2. Type CMD then click OK
  3. A Black Window will be displayed
  4. Type IPConfig and press Enter

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ac3a:c3f7:bce2:5fad%13
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.5
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.254

Your IP address will be displayed similar to the example above.

To get more detailed information about the way your network cards is configured and if you have a static or a dynamic IP address

Type IPCONFIG /ALL

The following information will be displayed.

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-5F-49-5D-47
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ac3a:c3f7:bce2:5fad%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.5(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 17 August 2009 11:59:29
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 18 August 2009 11:59:28
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.254
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 218112607
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-1A-EE-3C-00-23-AE-03-E8-C3
D
NS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

If you see “DHCP Enabled = Yes” that means that your network is allocating IP Addresses to your computer so the IP address is likely to change over time. It is therefore a dynamic IP address.

If you see “DHCP Enabled = No“, it means your workstation is configured with a static IP address.

Reviewed on 01/08/2019

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