AnÂ IP addressÂ (Internet Protocol address) is a unique address that identifies a device on the internet or a local network.
Your computer will haveÂ IPv4Â andÂ IPv6Â addresses.
Your computer will haveÂ publicÂ (external) andÂ privateÂ (internal) IP addresses.
- AÂ public IP addressÂ is a unique address provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to identify your local network on the Internet. If your computer is connected directly to the Internet without a router sitting in-between, your computerâ€™s IP address is a public IP address.
- AÂ private IP addressÂ is assigned by your router to a PC or device on your local area network (LAN). When a computer is assigned a private IP address, the other devices on the local network sees this computer via its private IP address. A private IP address can not be directly reached from the internet.
This tutorial will show you how to find the private and public IPv4 and IPv6 address of your Windows 11 PC.