IP Address and a Windows® 7 based PC
How to find the IP address of your Windows® 7 based PC?
It is possible that the IP address of your Windows 7 based system is missing. This makes accessing the network with your system a tedious task. You can find the IP address of your system with some simple steps. For this, you need to connect your system to the Internet first. After that, you need to open the 'Command prompt' window from the 'Start' menu of the system. In the 'Command prompt' window, you need to type, 'netstat-n-' and then press the 'Enter' key on your keyboard. Then, you may get a number of addresses in the window. From these, you need to note the IP address in the 'Local Address' field which actually denotes the IP address of your system.
Here are some points on the IP address and NIC (network interface card) of a Windows 7 based system:
- Definition of IP address
- Role of an IP address
- Definition of Network Interface Card (NIC)
Definition of IP address
IP address refers to Internet Protocol address. This is a numerical identification number used in your network connection. The IP address is assigned to each device that is currently connected to the network. With this address TCP/IP is able to identify each system uniquely. The IP address maybe permanently assigned or supplied each time the system is connected to the Internet. Usually, two types of IP addresses are used. These include IPV4 and IPV6. These are 32-bit protocol standards which accommodate the extraordinary growth in the number of devices that are connected to the Internet. All systems included in the network, including clients and servers and different network devices, are assigned with unique IP addresses.
Role of an IP address
The IP address has a number of roles to play in a Windows 7 based system. The IP address is unique for each computer system in the network and TCP/IP identifies different systems by identifying these addresses. Each packet which needs to be transferred over the network needs a source IP address and a destination IP address. The IP address is also needed to make communication between two nodes possible.
Definition of Network Interface Card (NIC)
The Network Interface Card (NIC) is an essential device card to be installed on your Windows 7 based system. The card was actually designed to make your system capable of communicating over a computer network. The Network Interface Card allows you to connect to other users through the network, either with a set of wired connections or wirelessly. Every device in the network, including computer systems, routers and printers, needs to have a proper Network Interface Card to communicate over the network. The Network Interface Card is integrated into the motherboard of the system or is implemented as a dedicated Ethernet chip.
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