If you want a quick and easy way to find your own IP address on Google Search, then simply go to your local version of Google and ask the question, “What is my IP address”. Google gives you the answer right at the top of the search results.
Do bear in mind, that depending on how your internet is configured and the service you have with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) then you may find that you get allocated a dynamic IP address every time you logon. This normally doesn’t cause a problem for day-to-day internet use, but there may be instances where you need or would prefer a static IP address. In these instances, you can normally ask your ISP to provide you with a static IP for a small fee, or, for businesses you may simply have to ask your local network administrator.
How do I find my IPV4 or IPV6 IP address?
Just follow the process set out above. Search in Google for “What’s my IP address?” or the equivalent phrase in your local language and Google will return the answer directly to you at the top of the search results page. You normally don’t have to worry about the differences between IPV4 and IPV6 addresses – but they are easy to spot as IPV6 addresses are much longer and contain letters and numbers.
Here’s an example of an IPV4 address: 172.16.254.1
Here’s an example of an IPV6 address: 2002:0cb6:84a1:0000:0000:6a1e:0340:7118.
This post is aimed at non-technical users who just want a quick answer to how to find their own IP address. For a more technical explanation of the differences between ipv4 and ipv6 addresses and why we need the ‘new’ ipv6 address block then Wikipedia is as good as any place to start.
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