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.

Windows 10 device IP address

Computers connected to a network require an IP (Internet Protocol) address to identify themselves in the network and talk to other devices. This is true whether you access the network at home, at 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 ways to find your PC’s IP address on Windows 10, including using the Settings app, Task Manager, Control Panel, Command Prompt, and PowerShell.

Find IP address on Windows 10 from Settings

To find the IP address of your computer on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 10.

  2. Click on Network & Internet.

  3. Click on Status.

  4. Click the “Properties” button for the active network connection.

    Network properties

  5. Under the “Properties” section, confirm the computer IP address in the “IPv4 address” setting.

    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.

Find IP address on Windows 10 from Task Manager

To check your IP address on Windows 10 from Task Manager, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Task Manager and click the top result to open the app.

  3. Click on the Performance tab.

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

    IP address using Task Manager

  5. Confirm the device IP address on the bottom-right in the “IPv4 address” and “IPv6 address” settings.

After you complete the steps, Task Manager will display the IP address of your computer.

Find IP address on Windows 10 from Control Panel

To find your computer’s IP address from Control Panel, use these steps:

  1. Open Control Panel.

  2. Click on Network and Internet.

  3. Click on Network and Sharing Center.

  4. Click on the “Change adapter settings” on the left pane.

    Change network adapter settings

  5. Double-click the active network adapter.

    Network Connections

  6. Click the Details button.

    Network adapter status

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

    IP address information on Control Panel

Find IP address on Windows 10 from Command Prompt

To find your computer IP address on Windows 10 from Command Prompt, use 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

  4. Confirm the device network address under the “IPv4 Address” and “Link-local IPv6 Address” settings.

Once you complete the steps, the command will reveal the device’s IP address.

Find IP address on Windows 10 from PowerShell

To find the IP address of your computer with PowerShell, use these steps:

  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

  4. Confirm the IP address in the “IPAddress” setting.

After you complete the steps, the PowerShell command will display the network configuration, which includes the computer’s IP address.

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

Also, remember that this guide outlines the steps to find your local IP address. If you’re looking to find your public IP address (internet), you can quickly find this information by searching for “My IP address” on Google or Bing.