What is my IP address?
When trying to determine your IP address, remember the following.
Local IP vs. online IP
Dial-up modem IP address
If you are connecting to the Internet with a modem (dial-up), your IP address will almost always be different each time you connect to the Internet.
Your IP address can change
Although many broadband Internet service providers give a static IP address to their users, the IP address can still change.
Steps on determining your IP address
To determine your external IP address, use the free System Information utility, which shows your IP address, hostname, and more information about your computer.
You can also review our page on how to find the IP address of my computer network card.
- How do I change my IP address?
- How do I determine a printer IP address?
- See the IP definition for additional information and related links.
- Computer network card and network help and support.