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Checking the Computer's IP Address

Checking the IP address of the computer allows you to verify if the computer is getting a valid IP address from the router.  You have to check the TCP/IP properties of the Ethernet Adapter installed on the computer.  For instructions, please follow the steps below.

Checking the IP Address of the PC

NOTE:  If you’re using Windows 98 or Windows ME, click here.

 To check the IP address of a Mac, click here.

Windows 2000/XP

Step 1:
Click Start, then Run.

Step 2:
When the Run window opens, type “cmd” in the Open field, then click OK.

Step 3:    
When the MS DOS Prompt appears, type “ipconfig/all” then press [Enter].

Step 4:
Check your computer’s IP Address, Default Gateway and DNS. They should have the same first three numbers. It can be any number other than 169.254.x.x. The default IP Address is 192.168.0.x where x is any number from 100-149 and Default Gateway is 192.168.0.1. In this example, we used Local Area Connection.

NOTE: If your computer is getting 0.0.0.0 or 169.254.xxx.xxx IP address you need to release and renew your IP address.  For instructions, click here.

Windows 98/ME

Step 1:
Click Start, then Run. A window similar to Step 2 will appear.

Step 2:
When the Run window appears, type “winipcfg” in the Open field, then click OK.

Step 3:
When the IP Configuration window appears, select the Network Adapter or the Wireless Adapter that the PC is using from the drop-down menu.  In this example, we selected Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet.

Step 4:
Check your computer’s IP Address and Default Gateway.  They should have the same first three numbers.  It can be any number other than 169.254.x.x.  The default IP Address is 192.168.0.x where x is any number from 100-149 and the default Gateway is 192.168.0.1.

NOTE:  If your computer is getting 0.0.0.0 or 169.254.xxx.xxx IP address you need to release and renew your IP address.  For instructions, click here.

 

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