Internet is no less than a modern miracle, which connects us to our loved ones and gets the information we desire. You can juggle through work, manage your personal stuff and do loads of things. There are many things responsible that have brought the world wide web on our fingertips. An IP address is one of them. Internet Protocol is a unique address which gives your device an identity on the network.
Every site you pay a visit a thousand times a day uses an IP address, even if you are within an intranet at home, a business or a massive network. You might want to know your IP address if you wish to connect to other devices in a peer-to-peer fashion for sharing resources or for accessing another device remotely. Troubleshooting devices will require an IP address too. So, dive in this tutorial to know how to find the IP address on Windows 10.
How to Find the IP Address on Windows 10
Method 1: Settings
As all the main, core settings are in the Settings menu, this will be our first method to find your IP address. Click on the Start menu and select Settings. Find Network and Internet icon.
If you have to view the IP address of a wireless connection, select Wi-Fi on the left menu and then double click on the Wi-Fi. Scroll down and your IP address will be next to IPv4 Address.
And if you have to know the IP address of a wired connection, select Ethernet on the left menu and select your network connection. The IP address is next to IPv4 Address.
Method 2: Command Prompt
This one gets a bit technical but hey, it’s also an option. Right-click on the Start menu or Press Windows Logo + X which brings up the hidden menu.
Select Command Prompt (Admin) or — select Windows PowerShell (Admin) depending on your version of Windows 10. Click Yes and you’ll see a black dialog box. Type ipconfig then press the Enter key. You will see your IP address next to IPv4 Address, for your wireless connection, a wired connection, or both if you are connected to them.
Method 3: Task Manager
It is called Task Manager for a reason – it juggles a lot of tasks, like having your PC’s specs or to check which program is hogging more memory. And also, this is the quickest way to find your IP address. Right-click on the Taskbar and select Task Manager.
Once the Task Manager opens, Click on the Performance tab. Navigate to Wi-Fi or Ethernet, depending on the connection you are using. Here you will see the adapter type, the network’s name, connection type, and the IP address next to IPv4 address.
Method 4: System Information
This is another handy option to check your IP address or other networking information about your device. Open the Start menu and search for System Information. Click on the top search result to open this program. Expand the Components tab. Next, you’ll have to expand the Network tab. Select the Adapter option. On the right side of the main tab, the Address, you’ll have to look for the name of your adapter/. You will find the current address next to the IP Address field. But if your adapter has IPv4 and IPv6 configurations, they will appear in the IP address field.
These four options are the easiest methods to get to know your IP address. You can try all these techniques but we stay you stick with Task Manager (Method 3) and Command Prompt (Method 2). These two require very few steps compared to Method 1 & 4 because, in this day and age of multi-tasking, you should select an option that will get your work done as soon as possible.