How to Find the IP & Mac Address

Public IP Address , Private (LAN) IP address ranges & Mac Address

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What is a IP Address:

An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.

Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) defines an IP address as a 32-bit number (232). Format: aaa.aaa.aaa.aaa ( 0 ≤ aaa≤ 255). For example: 192.168.1.1

IPv6 uses a 128-bit address (2128). Format: bbbb:bbbb:bbbb:bbbb:bbbb:bbbb:bbbb:bbbb ( 0 ≤ b ≤ F ). For example: 2001:0DB8:02de:0000:0000:0000:0000:0e13

Private (LAN) IP Address Ranges:

192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255
10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255
172.16.0.0 – 172.31.255.255

How to Find the Public IP Address: ( Method 1)

Google: “IP” or “my ip” or “my ip address” or “what is my ip”

It works for all devices and OS, including: Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP, Mac, Chromebook, Android Phones,Tablets & TVs, iPhone & iPad, Linux.

How to Find the IP Address and Mac Address

How to Find the Public IP Address: ( Method 2)

This method do not work for router users, otherwise, you will get a Private (LAN) IP address.

  1. Press the Windows Start key to open the Start Menu (Windows 7/Vista/XP) or Start screen (Windows 8).How to launch command prompt in windows 10
  2. Type cmd and press Enter to launch the command prompt. ( Read More: 6 Ways to Open Command Prompt )launch the command in Windows 10
  3. Type ipconfig /all and press Enter
  4. Check the IPV4 address (Public or Private IP address) and Mac address (Media Access Control address, also called Physical Address, Format: AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AA )How to Get the Public IP Address
  5. How to copy and paste text on Command Prompt ?
    • Copy: Right-click > Mark > Select text using mouse > Enter (Copied)
    • Paste: Right-click > PasteHow to copy and paste text on Command Prompt

How to Find the Public IP Address: ( Method 3)

Login the Router and get the Public IP address. ( Read more: How to Login a routerHow to Get the Public IP Address

How to Find the Public IP Address: ( Method 4)

    1. Right-click the network connection icon and select Open Network and Sharing Center
    2. Click Chage adapter settings
    3. Right-click Local Area Connection and click Status
    4. Click Details
    5. Your IP address will appear next to “IPv4 Address”.How to Get the Public IP Address

How to Find a Website’s IP Address:

  1. Press the Windows Start key to open the Start Menu (Windows 7/Vista/XP) or Start screen (Windows 8).How to launch command prompt in windows 10
  2. Type cmd and press Enter to launch the command prompt.launch the command in Windows 10
  3. Type ping domain.com, for example: ping www.reddit.comHow to Find a Website's IP Address

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