How to View the IP Address of Your Windows 10 PC

If you need to know your Windows 10 computer’s IP (Internet Protocol) address but have no idea where to find it, this tutorial will show you how to view and find IP address on Windows 10 PC.

Way 1: View Windows 10 PC’s IP address via Control Panel

Step 1: Access Control Panel.

Step 2: Click on View network status and tasks under Network and Internet.

Step 3: Click on the network name next to Connections.

Click on network name

Step 4: In the network connection Status dialog, click Details… button.

Click Details button

Step 5: There is the Network Connection Details dialog, you can see the IP address of your Windows 10 PC listed to the right of IPv4 Address.

See IP address

Way 2: View Windows 10 PC’s IP address in Settings app

Step 1: Open the Settings app (Win + I), and click on the Network & Internet icon.

Step 2: On the left side, click Ethernet or Wi-Fi, and then click the Connected Network on the right side.

Connected network

Step 3: You will now see the IPv4 address, that is your PC’s IP address.

View IP address in Settings app

Way 3: View Windows 10 PC’s IP address in Task Manager

Step 1: Open the Task Manager (Win+X, T).

Step 2: Select the Performance > Ethernet or Wi-Fi. On the right side, you can see the IP address of your PC.

View IP address Task Manager

Way 4: View Windows 10 PC’s IP address by Command Prompt

Step 1: Press Win + R to open the Run dialog. Then run cmd Run Commands to open Command Prompt.

Step 2: Type ipconfig and press Enter key. Then it immediately lists a load of information about your network settings. Look for the line that starts with IPv4 Address and behind it, you will find the IP address of your Windows 10 PC.

Find IP address on Windows 10 PC


Actually, your Windows 10 PC will have two IP addresses if it is connected to a local network as well as the internet. One is an internal IP address also called local IP address which is used to identify your computer within the local network, another is an external IP address also called public IP which is assigned to your computer by your internet service provider and the way how the Internet and all other computers outside your local network see you.

The two ways shown above are just explaining how to view the internal IP address of your Windows 10 PC. If you want to view your PC’s external IP, just need to open your browser (Google, Bing, or other). Type IP address in the search field and press Enter key. This will display your external (public) IP address on the internet.

Display public IP address of Windows 10 computer

Sometimes, knowing the computer’s IP address is necessary for troubleshooting some problems such as checking if your computer is properly communicating with your router. Hence, it’s necessary to learn the tricks of viewing the IP address of your computer.

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