How to find computer IP address on Windows 11

Here are the best ways to find your external or local IP address on Windows 11.

Windows 11 find IP address
  • To find IP address on Windows 11, open Settings > Network & internet > Wi-Fi.
  • Then select the wireless properties settings and confirm your IP next to “IPv4 address.”
  • Alternatively, open Command Prompt and run the “ipconfig” command to find the IP.
  • Or, in PowerShell, run the “Get-NetIPConfiguration -detailed” command to find the IP.

On Windows 11, you can find your computer’s IP address using different tools like the Settings app, Command Prompt, and PowerShell, and in this guide, you will learn how to find this configuration, including for your internet connection.

Although it doesn’t often happen, you might have to know the IP address of your computer or the address that connects you to the internet. For example, knowing your LAN (local area network) address comes in handy to configure file sharing, troubleshoot networking problems, or connect with other devices in the network. On the other hand, knowing the WAN (wide area network) address can help troubleshoot internet issues, configure external access, and more.

Whatever the reason might be, Windows 11 offers multiple ways to find the IP address of your computer, router, or internet using the Settings app, Command Prompt, PowerShell, and even your browser.

This guide will teach you how to find your external and local IP addresses on Windows 11.

Find your computer’s IP address on Windows 11

On Windows 11, you can find your computer’s TCP/IP address in many ways using commands or the Settings app.

Check IP from Command Prompt (CMD) method

To find the IP address on Windows 11 with CMD, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Command Prompt and click the top result to open the app.

  3. Type the following command to find your IP address on Windows 11 and press Enter:

    ipconfig
  4. Confirm the IPv4 and IPv6 (if applicable) addresses.

    Command Prompt find IP address

Once you complete the steps, the TCP/IP address configuration will be displayed under the active adapter name, such as “Ethernet adapter Ethernet” or “Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi.”

The “Default Gateway” information would be the router’s IP address.

Check IP from PowerShell method

To find your IP address with PowerShell commands, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Command Prompt and click the top result to open the app.

  3. Type the following command to find your Windows 11 IP address and press Enter:

    Get-NetIPConfiguration -detailed
  4. Confirm the IPv4Address and IPv6LinkLocalAddress (if applicable) addresses.

    PowerShell find IP address

After you complete the steps, the network settings will appear for each active adapter.

The “IPv4DefaultGateway” shows the address of your local network router.

Check IP from Settings app method

To see your IP address configuration from the Settings app, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Network & internet.

  3. Click the Ethernet or Wi-Fi tab.

  4. Select the wireless properties setting (if applicable).

    Wireless properties

  5. Confirm the IP address configuration at the bottom of the page.

    Settings find IP address

Once you complete the steps, you will know your computer’s local IP (versions 4 and 6) address. However, the adapter properties don’t show the Default Gateway, DNS, or DHCP server addresses.

Check full IP configuration

To view the full IP configuration on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Network & internet.

  3. Click the “Advanced network settings” tab.

    Advanced network settings

  4. Under the “More settings” section, click the “Hardware and connection properties” setting.

    Hardware and connection properties

  5. Confirm the IP address (versions 4 and 6) of your computer.

    Settings full IP address configuration

After you complete the steps, the Settings app will show all the adapters’ complete network configurations, including Wi-Fi and Ethernet.

The “IPv4 default gateway” shows the address of your local network router.

Find your internet IP address on Windows 11

The WAN (external or public) IP address configuration is different from the LAN (local) IP address. The local address is the configuration assigned by the router (or DHCP server) to allow the computer to connect with other devices in the local network. On the other hand, the external address is assigned by your internet provider to the router to provide internet connectivity in your location.

In addition to searching for “What’s my IP” on Google or Bing, there are multiple methods to find your external (or public) IP address using the web browser and Command Prompt.

Check IP from Web browser method

To find your internet IP address on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Edge, Chrome, or Firefox.

  2. Type the following command in the address bar and press Enter:

    ifconfig.me
  3. Under the “Your Connection” section, confirm your external IP address.

    ifconfig.me command find public IP

Once you complete the steps, you will know your internet provider’s public IP address assigned to your location.

Check IP from Command Prompt method

To find your public IP address with Command Prompt, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Command Prompt and click the top result to open the app.

  3. Type the following command to find the internal IP address configuration and press Enter:

    nslookup myip.opendns.com. resolver1.opendns.com
  4. Confirm your external IP address.

    Command Prompt find public IP address

After you complete the steps, the external IP address will be listed under the “Non-authoritative answer” section.