The IP address is a unique numerical address that is used to identify our computers and all other devices capable of connecting to a network in local networks and on the Internet. Knowing the IP address is therefore extremely important in order to correctly configure networks, firewalls or, in particular cases, to identify who is on the other side of the screen. IP addresses can be dynamic, that is, they change with each connection, or static, or fixed. Then a distinction must be made between IP addresses public, which identify devices on the Internet, and IP addresses local, which are instead assigned by routers to identify the various devices within the home or office network.
Considering the indisputable importance of IP addresses, today I have therefore decided to offer you a guide on how to find IP address in which we will discover together how to detect that of computer, of smartphones and tablets and even del modem. Also, I'll suggest a couple of techniques for finding out IP addresses of other people. Let's get started right away!
That said, if you are really interested in finding out what needs to be done to find the IP address, I suggest you take a few minutes of free time, get comfortable and concentrate on reading this tutorial. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself more than satisfied and that in case of need you will also be ready and willing to explain to your friends in need of receiving a similar tip what to do. So, let's get started?
Finding Public IP Address (dynamic / Static)
Find Your IP Address
It may seem trivial to you but to find a public IP address, whether static or dynamic, all you have to do is connect to an Internet site, or rather to a Web service that, without using any particular software or plugin, allows you to obtain this information. It is about What Is My IP Address and, as I have already mentioned, it allows you to have very detailed information on the IP address, the ISP to which it belongs (the telephone company that provides you with the Internet connection) and even the geographical position of the user, which is displayed on a map (what is provided is not the exact location of the computer, but the location where the telephone exchange to which the connection in use is located).
To find the IP address, just click here in order to connect immediately to the What Is My IP Addres web page and wait a few moments for the latter to be loaded. Later, under the heading Your IPv4 Address IS: you will be shown your public IP address.
Keep in mind that if when you connect to What Is My IP Address your browser asks you for permission to communicate your geographical position to the site, it accepts. Otherwise, the service will not be able to correctly locate your connection and show it on the map.
Want to see even more details about your IP address? Then once you go to the main page of What Is My IP Address, click on the button Learn More About This IP which is located in the center. Once this is done, you will be redirected to a page with more precise information about the company that provides you with the Internet connection and the geographical location of the user with a red indicator on the map at the bottom of the page.
As an alternative to the service to find the IP address I have just indicated, you can contact WhatISMyIP. This is a solution which works practically similar to what has already been seen.
To use it, all you have to do is click here so that you can immediately connect to the main web page of the service. On the page that will open, you will find your IP address next to the wording Your IP Address Is:, the name of the location where the control unit to which your connection refers is located next to the entry City: and the name of your internet provider next to the entries ISP ed Organization. By pressing the button instead My IP Information you will be shown a new web page containing more information about your IP.
Finding Someone Else's IP Address
If, on the other hand, you intend to find another person's public IP address, for example a nuisance who storms your blog with offensive comments or sends you unsolicited emails, you can resort to the control panel of your blog platform and your email service.
In the first case, you can find the IP address of the harassing commentator in the information linked to his comments (I mainly refer to the platform WordPress).
With regard to emails, however, you can extrapolate the sender's IP address by consulting theheader received messages. The leader, if you do not know it is a report in which there are all the technical details of the emails received. To know the IP of the sender of an email, you must therefore open the message and follow these instructions depending on the program / Web service you use to manage the email.
- It was used Outlook Express, select the voice Property from the menu Fillet and, in the window that opens, go to the card Details and click on the button Original message.
- If you use Mail, select the reference email, select the item Vista from the menu bar, move the cursor to Message and choose the item Source format.
- It was used Mozilla Thunderbird, select the voice Source of the message from the menu View.
- It was used gmail, click on the button with the arrow located at the top right (in the message box) and select the item Show original give the menu check if you press.
The sender's IP address is the one you find in the string Received: from of the report. Be careful though, because this system doesn't always work. For senders using Webmail, the IP is in fact replaced by that of the mail service servers and therefore no longer corresponds to the real one.
Find Local IP Address (dynamic / Static)
Find the Computer's IP Address
If you want to find the local IP address and use a PC Windows know that you can get this information simply by using the Command Prompt. Then access the search field attached to the menu Start, located next to the button Start or attached to the Start Screen (depends on the version of Windows you are using) type cmd in the search bar and press the button Submit keypad to access the Command Prompt.
In the window that will open at this point, type the command ipconfig and then press the button Submit of the PC keyboard. Once this is done, you will see all the information about your system's network. The IP address of your computer is what it says next to the word Address IPv4, for example 192.168.1.10.
If instead you use a Poppy, you can find the IP address by going to the section Network di System Preferences. To do this, log into the Launchpad e cheap with System preference. Alternatively, click on the icon of Spotlight located at the top right of the menu bar, type system preferences in the search field that is shown to you and then click on the first result displayed in the list, the one placed under the heading Il migliore.
Once the System preference, click on the icon Network and select your connection, for example Wi-Fi, from the left sidebar. Once this is done, you will find the "coordinates" of your Mac in the local network immediately above the drop-down menu with the name of the network to which you are connected.
Find the IP Address of Smartphones and Tablets
Are you interested in finding the IP address of your smartphone or tablet? If the answer is affirmative, know that you can easily obtain this information by accessing the section relating to settings of the network Wi-Fi.
Alternatively, you can resort to using some apps designed specifically for the purpose in question.
If you use a iPhone or iPad and you are interested in finding IP address, you can use the app Network Analyzer Lite. It is a free application that shows in a single screen the public IP address of the device, its local address and even the public IP address linked to the 3G / LTE data connection in use.
To use the app, all you have to do is download it from App Store pressing here (possibly a premium version of the app is also available which you can get here) directly from your device and start it by tapping on its icon added to the home screen of the same: it does everything by itself.
Once the main screen of the app is displayed, if the public IP address linked to the Wi-Fi connection is not displayed, presses on the item N/A Reload and the information will be reloaded instantly. Also, by pressing on the buttons LAN e Ping placed in the lower part of the screen you can view the addresses of all the devices connected to your local network and you can test the latency of the connection.
If, on the other hand, you are using a smartphone or tablet equipped with the operating system Android, to view the IP address using the app IP Tools: Network Utilities. It is a free application that allows you to discover the local IP address of the network but also the public one and that provides various information about ISP, DNS servers and other connection parameters. The application also includes a series of useful tools to ping the connection (i.e. check latency times), to know detailed information on an IP address through the Whois system, to view statistics on data sent and received and much more. .
To use the app, all you have to do is download it from Play Store pressing here (possibly a premium version of the app is also available that you can get here) directly from your device and start it by tapping on its icon added to the home screen of the same.
The information on the IP address is automatically shown on the home screen of the app, while the other tools are accessible from the menu that appears by pressing the button located at the top left (the icon with the three horizontal lines).
Find the IP Address of the Modem
As I told you, it is possible to find the IP address even in the case of routers and modems. Now I'll explain immediately how to do it, it's very easy.
- If you use a Windows PC, you can find the IP address of your modem / router by typing the command ipconfig in Command Prompt and then identifying the item located next to Default gateway attached to the displayed window.
- If you are using a Mac, to find the IP address of your router just access the section Network di System preference, select the connection in use from the left sidebar, click on the button Go ahead ... located at the bottom right, click on the tab TCP / IP and locate the item located next to the wording router.
If you need more details on what to do, you can consult my guide on how to find router IP address.