Networking

How to find your device IP address on Windows 10

Here are five ways to find out the IP address of your device on Windows 10, which will come in handy when you need to troubleshoot a network connection or share resources with other PCs.

Computer IP address information

Every computer connected to a network requires an IP (Internet Protocol) address to identify itself in the network and talk to other devices. This is true whether you access network at home, work, or internet.

Although we usually connect to the network using a wireless or wire connection and forget the rest, sometimes you may need to find out the local IP address set on your device to share resources with other computers, allow other people to connect remotely, or troubleshoot networking problems, and on Windows 10 there are at least five ways to see your device IP address information.

In this guide, you’ll learn five different ways to find out your device IP address on Windows 10, including using the Settings app, Task Manager, Control Panel, Command Prompt, and PowerShell.

How to find IP address using Settings

If you must find out the IP address currently set on your computer, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Network & Internet.

  3. Click on Status.

  4. Click the Change connections properties link.

    Change connection properties on Network & Internet settings
    Change connection properties on Network & Internet settings
  5. Under “Properties,” your device TCP/IP address will be listed in IPv4 address.

    IP address information on Settings app
    IP address information on Settings app

The only caveat using this method is that the Settings app for some odd reason doesn’t show your IPv6 address information, if that’s the version of the protocol you’re using.

How to find IP address using Task Manager

Also, you can quickly find your device IP address using Task Manager with these steps:

  1. Right-click the taskbar, and select the Task Manager option.

  2. Click on the Performance tab.

  3. Select the network adapter you want to find out its IP address.

    IP address using Task Manager
    IP address using Task Manager

On the right side, your device IP address will be listed under IPv4 address and IPv6 address.

How to find IP address using Control Panel

Although the Settings app is a new experience to manage Windows 10 settings, you can still use Control Panel to manage various settings, including to check your IP address. Here’s how:

  1. Open Control Panel.

  2. Click on Network and Internet.

  3. Click on Network and Sharing Center.

  4. On the left pane, click on the Change adapter settings link.

    Change network adapter settings
    Change network adapter settings
  5. Double-click the network adapter.

    Network Connections
    Network Connections
  6. Click the Details button.

    Network adapter status
    Network adapter status
  7. In the “Network Connections Details” page your device TCP/IP address will listed in the IPv4 address (and Link-local IPv6 Address, if that’s the version of the protocol you’re using).

    IP address information on Control Panel
    IP address information on Control Panel

How to find IP address using Command Prompt

Alternatively, you can also use Command Prompt to find your computer IP address using these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select Run as administrator.

  3. Type the following command to find out your IP address information and press Enter:
    Ipconfig

    IP address information using Command Prompt
    IP address information using Command Prompt

Under the name of the network adapter, your device TCP/IP address will be listed in the IPv4 address (and Link-local IPv6 Address, if that’s the version of the protocol you’re using).

How to find IP address using PowerShell

If you prefer using PowerShell, you can use these steps to see the IP address currently set on your device:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for PowerShell, right-click the top result, and select Run as administrator.

  3. Type the following command to find out your IP address information and press Enter:

    Get-NetIPAddress

    IP address information using PowerShell
    IP address information using PowerShell

The device TCP/IP address will be listed in the IPaddress field of the IPv4 block and IPv6 block of information if that’s the version of the protocol you’re using.

Windows 10 runs in dual stack mode, which involves running IPv4 and IPv6 at the same time, but most of the time, the IPv4 information will be all you need.

Also, bear in mind that this guide outlines the steps to find out your local IP address. If you’re looking to find your public IP address (internet), you can quickly find this information doing a search for “My IP address” on Google or Bing.