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Troubleshooting - How to Check the HOST IP - on Windows 10
Troubleshooting - How to Check the HOST IP - on Windows 10

This guide will walk the user through how to use IPCONFIG to check the HOST IP ADRESS on a Windows 10 64bit PC

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Written by Bill C.
Updated over a week ago

The ipconfig (short for IP Configuration) is a basic, Windows network command-line utility used to display the TCP/IP network configuration of a computer. This tool is often used for troubleshooting network connectivity issues. With ipconfig, you can identify the types of network adapters on a computer, the computer's IP address, the IP addresses of the DNS (Domain Name System) servers being used, and much more.

  1. Click on the Windows search bar

  2. Type CMD into the search bar

3. Click on the Command Prompt app

This will open the CMD window


5. Press Enter

This will display the PC's Network address.

The fields you will want to make note of are:

  • IPV4 -This is the PCs network address. When Running ipconfig, the IPv4 entry is the IP address of the computer on the merchant's network.

    • It is the most widely used version of the Internet Protocol. It defines IP addresses in a 32-bit format, which looks like 123.123. Each computer or device connected to the Internet must have a unique IP address in order to communicate with other systems on the customer's internal network and to the Internet.

  • Subnet Mask - Typically this is A subnet mask is a number that defines a range of IP addresses available within a network. A single subnet mask limits the number of valid IPs for a specific network. Multiple subnet masks can organize a single network into smaller networks (called subnetworks or subnets)

  • Default Gateway - Typically this has the same IP scheme as the IPV4 address and the first six digits will be identical. A default gateway is a term for a hardware node or point that will provide outgoing access to data packets to a destination in some other discrete network.

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