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Checking my computer’s IP address

One way to verify if your computer is properly communicating with your Belkin router is to check your computer's IP address.

IMPORTANT:  Your computer should be connected to your router either wired or wirelessly before checking its IP address.

Select your computer's operating system from the list for instructions.

Windows® 8
Windows 7/Vista
Windows XP
Mac OS X®

 
Windows 8

There are two ways in checking the IP address from a Windows 8 computer.

Command Prompt
Network Connections

 
Command Prompt
 
Step 1:
Click the Search User-added image icon on the Charms bar.
 
Step 2:
Select Command Prompt.

 
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Step 3:
Enter "ipconfig" and press [Enter] key on your keyboard.  The IPv4 Address is your computer's IP address.

 
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Network Connections
 
Step 1:
Click the User-added image icon, located at the lower-right portion of your computer's window.

Step 2:
Click Network and Internet.

Step 3:
Look for the Connections: section and click on your Wireless Network Name (SSID).

 
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Step 4:
Click on the Details… button and look for the IPv4 Address section on the Network Connection Details window.

 
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Windows 7/ Vista

There are two ways in checking the IP address from a Windows 7/ Vista computer.

Command Prompt
Network Connections
 
Command Prompt
 
Step 1:
Click the Start User-added image button at the bottom left corner of the screen.

Step 2:
Select Command Prompt.

 
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Step 3:
Enter "ipconfig" and press [Enter] on your keyboard.  The value listed under the IPv4 Address section is your computer's IP address.

 
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Network Connections
 
Step 1:
Click on the Network Connections User-added image icon on your system tray and click Open Network and Sharing Center.

 
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Step 2:
Look for Network Connections: and click Local Area Connection.

 
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Step 3:
Click the Details button and look for the IPv4 Address section.

 
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Windows XP

There are two ways in checking the IP address from a Windows XP/ Windows 2000 computer.

Command Prompt
Network Connections

 
Command Prompt
 
Step 1:
Click Start > Run.
 
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Step 2:
Enter "cmd" in the Open field then click OK.

 
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Step 3:
On the Command Prompt, enter "ipconfig/all" and press [Enter].  The value under the IP Address section is your computer's IP address.

 
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Network Connections
 
Step 1:
Click Start > Control Panel.

 
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Step 2:
Double-click the Network Connections User-added image icon.

Step 3:
Right-click Wireless Network Connection and select Status.

 
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Step 4:
Click the Support tab then look for the IP Address section to view the IP address.

 
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Mac OS X®
 
Step 1:
Click the Apple menu at the top left corner of the screen, the select System Preferences.

 
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Step 2:
Under the Internet and Network section, click Network.

 
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Step 3:
If you are using a wired connection, click on Ethernet.  The value listed under IP Address is your computer's IP address while the value under Router is your router's local IP address.

 
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If you are using a wireless connection, click on Wi-Fi then click the User-added image button located on the lower-right portion of the screen.
 
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On the new window that would appear, click the TCP/IP tab.  Your computer's IP address is listed under IPv4 Address and the value under Router indicates your router's IP address.
 
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