And with so much obscure information (and misinformation) out there about the IP address, it's helpful to know the basics.
Your computer is hooked up to the Internet, one way or the other.
Step 1: Open the Control Panel Press “Windows R”, then a Run box comes out.
The "IP" part of IP address stands for "Internet Protocol." The "address" part refers to a unique number that gets linked to all online activity you do...somewhat like a return address on a letter you'd send out.