How to Find the IP Address of Your Windows 10 PC


If you want to remote desktop into a computer or other device, you need to know the PC or device’s IP address. Here’s how to find it in Windows 10.

Your computer’s IP address (Internet Protocol) is, as the name suggests, an address that provides an identity for your device on a network. Whether it’s a local network within an intranet at a business, your home, or a massive network such as the Internet. Every website you visit on the Internet uses a unique IP address, too. But luckily for that, we can use simple names like using DNS.

Why would you want to know your IP address, though? We live in a world where we are surrounded by multiple devices that need to talk to each other. Whether connecting two computers in a peer-to-peer fashion for sharing resources or accessing another device remotely, if you need to troubleshoot devices on a network, knowing your IP Address can help a lot.

Finding the IP Address of a Windows 10 PC

There are a few ways you can find your IP address. Let’s start with the easiest method to use the UI and not the command line.

Go to Settings > Network & Internet. Then select either Wi-Fi or Ethernet (depending on how the device connects). In this example, I’m connected to Ethernet.


Then select the Ethernet Connected icon. Scroll down to the Properties section, and you’ll see your IPV4 address information.


Finding your Wi-Fi IP address is a bit different. You still go to Settings > Network & Internet, but then select Advanced options. Then scroll down to the Properties section to see the IP address of the device.

Advanced Settings WiFi

Find an IP Address Using the Command Prompt

Hit the Windows key on your keyboard and type: cmd, and select the “Run as Admin” option from the menu.

CMD Windows 10

Now type: ipconfig, then press the Enter key.

In this case, I am connected to both Wireless and Wired networks, so I have IP addresses displayed for both.

ipconfig to find IP Address

Finding your IP address on Windows PCs hasn’t changed much over the years. But if you haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 yet, you might be interested in how to find your local IP address on Windows 7.

Also, if you have several devices on your home network, read our article on how to find the IP of all connected devices on your network the easy way.



  1. DutchieHfx

    Thanks, Andre, for the above information.
    Could you possibly add the commands / menu choices for Windows 10 with Classical Shell / Menu?
    My ipconfig menu looks very different from yours. I was able to get my IP address (IPv4), but didn’t see one for my internet connection. Wouldn’t I need that for remote access?
    I am a self-taught baby boomer with lots of questions!

    • Temiloluwa

      Thanks for this, it really helped

  2. Hossein

    I want to find my real host id in order to register the PTC software using “ipconfig/all” in CMD,
    the ID should start with 00 or 08 but it isn’t !
    Can you help me


  3. Ethan Pierce

    I’m on Windows 10 and I followed every single step the right way but I still cannot find “Advanced options”! Where is it? Did they change the location in the new update?

  4. Isabel Murray

    I had the same experience as Ethan Pierce (28.9.16). I eventually got it by using the 2nd method.

  5. Randy A MacDonald

    “Go to Settings > Network & Internet.” is of no help, since the Desktop does not seem to be the starting point as nothing matching ‘Settings’ is visible, and clicking nor right-clicking the (formerly the Start icon) Windows icon reveals no ‘Settings’

  6. Dave Stone

    Windows + X.
    The easy shortcut

  7. Tom Bohnstedt

    This article seemed to be what I was looking for, but the pictures of the Windows 10 menus don’t match what I’m looking at in the real world. For example, I open “Network and Internet” settings, but there is NO “Advanced Options” in the menu.

  8. Methusla

    Find computer I.P. address for Windows 10
    (save this as text somewhere)

    winkey + X
    gets a choice of command shell or settings, listed on the left. (Read it.)

    brings up command shell as admin


    see the list, e.g.:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : xx::yy:zz:123:45
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Works even when disconnected

  9. Methusla

    Apologies that would give the ‘local’ IP.
    Other methods may just return the router address.

    For your ‘public’ IP, your WAN address, you can ask an external website such as (if connected)
    use cortana search to get powershell
    or e.g.
    (new-object net.webclient).DownloadString(‘’)

    this will return external IP.

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