How to determine the IP address of a computer or website
Tip: This document is for someone wanting the IP address of another computer or website and not how to find the IP address of your computer.
To determine the IP address of another computer or website, you must either know the computer name or domain name and use the ping command to ping the computer and obtain its IP address. For example, in Microsoft Windows, a user would open an MS-DOS command window and type ping <computer>, where <computer> is the computer name or domain name.
In the example below, we are pinging the computerhope.com domain name.
C:\>ping computerhope.com Pinging computerhope.com [18.104.22.168] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 22.214.171.124: bytes=32 time=64ms TTL=53 Reply from 126.96.36.199: bytes=32 time=64ms TTL=53 Reply from 188.8.131.52: bytes=32 time=65ms TTL=53 Reply from 184.108.40.206: bytes=32 time=65ms TTL=53 Ping statistics for 220.127.116.11: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 64ms, Maximum = 65ms, Average = 64ms
As you can see in the above example, the IP address 18.104.22.168 is the IP address of the computerhope.com domain at the time this address was pinged.
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- See the MS-DOS ping command page for further information about the Windows command line ping command.
- Information on the Linux and Unix ping command is on our Linux and Unix ping command page.
- See the ping definition for further information and related links.