Locate your computer's IP address

Updated Aug 27, 2020

Locating your computer's IP address may be useful for troubleshooting common problems with the TimeClock or for setting up the TimeClock on a network. To locate your computer's IP address, follow the steps below.

An IP address is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing.

Hit the Windows button on your keyboard or click the Start Menu button

This will bring up your start menu.

Type "cmd" to bring up a search box, then click "Command Prompt" in the results

In later versions of Windows, e.g. Windows 10, you can simply start typing to perform a search -- no need to look for a search box first! Windows will automatically show you possible matches as you type and will highlight the best one. If "Command Prompt" is highlighted, all you have to do is hit enter to start the program.

A command prompt will appear. It will look something like this:

Type "ipconfig" into the Command Prompt

When the Command Prompt window opens, type ipconfig and hit enter.

Locate the internal IP Address

After ipconfig runs, look for the IP Address in the list (it will most likely be listed as IPv4 or IP Address). This the Internal IP Address for your computer. That's all there is to it!

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