What is an IP Address?
In any operating system, whether it is Microsoft-based or Linux-based, IP addresses play an important role when it comes to network connection between the computers. IP addresses are the unique numbers (32 bits in IPv4 and 128 bits in IPv6) which are assigned to computers either manually or dynamically through a DHCP server. Whenever a computer is connected to a network or to Internet it is always the IP address that actually communicates with other computers’ IP addresses in order to send or receive information.
As a home user many times you are not at all required to understand the technical depths of IP addresses however if you still want to know what your IP address is you can follow the steps given below:
1 Logon to your Windows 8 computer with any account.
2 From the available options on the screen click on Desktop.
3 Press Windows + R keys simultaneously to initiate Run command box and in the available field type CMD and hit enter key to open Command window.
4 On the opened window type IPCONFIG and press enter key to view the results.
5 Your IP address will be displayed in front of IPv4 along with its corresponding subnet mask in front of Subnet Mask.
5 Close command window when done.