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Find out the internal IP address under Windows
1st step:
2nd step:
3rd step:
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Determine external IP address via services
Quick guide: Internal IP address

You can easily find out your IP address under Windows. In our tips + tricks article, we'll show you how to do it..

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Every computer that is connected to the Internet is assigned an IP address. This is necessary so that the device can be clearly identified, because this is the only way that the data will actually arrive. Sometimes it can be helpful to know your own current IP address. Here you can find out how you can determine your IP address under the various Windows versions:

Find out the internal IP address under Windows

An internal or local IP address uniquely identifies a network device such as a PC or smartphone via a number within the network. You can find out how to determine the local IP address of your Windows PC in our step-by-step instructions , the quick start guide or in the explanatory video .

1st step:

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Open the command prompt by pressing the [Windows] + [R] keys and entering " cmd " in the run field . Confirm with [ Enter ] or click on " OK ". Alternatively, you can also use the Windows search.

2nd step:

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Now enter the command " ipconfig " and confirm with [ Enter ]. You have now queried the network configuration of your computer in your console.

3rd step:

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You should now be able to read your IP address under the entry " IPv4 address ".

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Determine external IP address via services

The external IP address is the number with which your router is known on the Internet. Regardless of the operating system , you can also determine your IP address using online services . To do this, visit, for example, My IP address from heise online . With a click on the link your IP address will be displayed immediately.

With a third-party external IP address, you can also use it to find out more information about the Internet user - for example, their location or Internet provider . This can be helpful, for example, if you want to identify the sender of a spam e-mail.
To do this, open the free website of the VPN provider NordVPN, for example: nordvpn.com/de/ip-lookup . Enter the IP address on the left and click on " Get IP Details ". Then you will see the user's internet provider to the right of an approximate location..

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Quick guide: Internal IP address

  1. Open a "Run" window via [Windows] + [R] .
  2. Now enter " cmd " and confirm with [ Enter ].
  3. Now enter the command " ipconfig " and confirm again with [ Enter ].
  4. You can see the IP address of your Windows PC under the " IPv4 address " entry .

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