How to check complete network configuration on Windows 10

The Settings app conveniently shows all your network adapters configuration, so you don't need to use command lines on Windows 10.

Windows 10 check network settings
Windows 10 check network settings

On Windows 10, the ability to view the current network configuration can be helpful when troubleshooting connection problems, setting up remote access, or simply staying informed about the network properties.

You’ve been able to view this information for a long time, but unless you knew how to use command lines, these were details available only for advanced users. However, starting with Windows 10, the Settings app makes it easy to view the complete network configuration for all your adapters installed on your device.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to view the current configuration for your networking adapters on Windows 10.

Check network configuration using Settings on Windows 10

Instead of using Command Prompt or PowerShell, you can now use the Settings app to get a complete view of your current network settings. 

To check the network configuration on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Network & Internet.

  3. Click on Status.

  4. Under the “Change your network settings” section, click the “View hardware and connection properties” option.

    View hardware and connection properties

  5. Confirm the network connections and hardware information.

    Complete network connection details

On the page, you’ll find a list of all your networking adapters for Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and virtual adapters. This information will determine the physical address (MAC), whether the connection is operational, link speed, IP and DNS addresses, network name and category (network profile), and more.

If you need to export your networking adapter settings, you’ll find a Copy button at the bottom of the page to gather all the details in the clipboard, which you can paste into a text file.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].