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How to Find the IP Address of Your Windows 10 PC

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? Well, we live in a world where we are surrounded by multiple devices that need to talk to each other. Whether it is connecting two computers together in a peer to peer fashion for sharing resources or for accessing another device remotely. Also, 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 few ways you can find your IP address. Let’s start with the easiest method that allows you 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

Right-click the Start button or hit Windows Key+X to bring up the hidden quick access menu and select Command Prompt (Admin).


Now type: ipconfig then press the Enter key.

In this case, I am connected to both a 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.

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6 Responses to How to Find the IP Address of Your Windows 10 PC

  1. DutchieHfx January 28, 2016 at 9:31 am #

    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!

  2. Hossein July 9, 2016 at 4:36 am #

    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 September 28, 2016 at 7:24 pm #

    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 October 18, 2016 at 8:12 am #

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

  5. Randy A MacDonald October 26, 2016 at 7:35 am #

    “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 November 17, 2016 at 7:57 am #

    Windows + X.
    The easy shortcut

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