Using the command line
This method is suitable for computers running any version of Windows. Press Win+R. In the “Open” line, write cmd command and press Enter, which will open the command prompt window. Type the ipconfig /all. command If you have Windows XP installed on your computer, under “LAN Connection — Ethernet adapter”, locate the IP address string. On a Windows 7 computer, the line will look somewhat different: IPv4.
Network Connection Properties
If you have Windows XP installed on your computer, click Start, and under Settings, click Network Connections. In the new window, determine which icon refers to the network map through which the computer is connected to the local network. Right-click it and select State from the context menu. Click the Support tab. The Connection Status section will specify the IP address assigned to your computer by the server.
You can open the network connection window otherwise: right-click the network connection icon in the tray (bottom line of the screen) and select Status. In the window that opens, determine the required connection and act as described above.
On a computer that is running Windows 7 and Windows Vista, you need to act somewhat differently. From the Start menu, go to the Control Panel and click on the “Network Control Center…” Click the “Change Adapter Settings” link from the menu on the left side of the network connections window. Next, the order of action is the same as for Windows XP.
To open the network connection window in all versions of Windows, press Win+R and type ncpa.cpl.
How to hide a local IP address
In a number of situations, you may want to hide your actions on the network. To do this, you need to change your IP address to another one that is valid on this network.
It should be borne in mind that trying to hide or replace your IP will certainly not meet the approval of the network administrator.
First, find out your IP address in one of the methods described above, then select a fictional address from a valid range. For example, if local network addresses are of 192.168.0.***, it is better to take 192.168.0.250 because it is more likely that it is free.
Then open the network connections window, right-click the connection you want, and then click Properties. Click the “Configure” button and go to the “Advanced” tab. In the Properties window, locate Network Address and enter the desired data in the Value line to the right.