If you have cable or DSL service, it is most likely that you have a Dynamic IP address. However, some providers may also assign a Static IP address. In this tutorial you will be learning a simple way to check whether your IP is Static or Dynamic type.
Is Your IP Address Static or Dynamic?
The simplest and the easiest way of finding out about your IP Address type is to contact your internet service provider and ask whether your IP is Static or Dynamic type. A good tech support person should able to answer your question.
However, you may still want to find out if there is any way to verify and re-confirm this information.
Check IP Address Type on Windows 10 Computers
On computers running Windows 10 and 8, you can use the Command prompt to find out about your IP address type. The following steps will show you how to determine if your IP Address is Static or Dynamic:
1. Right-click on the Start button and then click on the Command Prompt option in the menu that appears (See image below)
2. In the Command Prompt window, type “ipconfig /all” and hit the Enter key on the keyboard of your computer.
3. Scroll down the Command Prompt Window and locate DHCP Enabled and the word next to it (See image below).
In case the word next to DHCP Enabled is Yes then you have a Dynamic IP, and if the word is No you have a Static IP. As you can see in the image above, our testing computer does not have a Dynamic IP address (it has a Static IP address).
Check IP Address Type on Windows 7 Computers
You can follow the steps below in case you are still using Windows 7 and haven’t yet switched to Windows 10.
1. Click on the Start button
2. In the search bar, search for CMD
3. From the results, click on Command Prompt
4. Once Command Prompt window is open, type in “ipconfig /all”
5. Scroll down on Command Prompt Window and locate DHCP Enabled and the word next to it
6. If the word next to DHCP Enabled, is Yes your IP is Dynamic type and if the word is No then your IP is Static.