5 Ways To Easily Find Your IP Address In Windows 10
An IP address (Internet Protocol Address) is an exclusive number associated with all information technology devices (printers, routers, modems, etc.), which identifies them and allows them to communicate on a computer network. Any device connected to the IP network must have this unique address within the network and no network exists without one.
To use the Internet, all connected devices must have a public IP address. An IP address allows two devices - the sender and recipient of Internet communications - to find and exchange information with each other. This is rather like your postal address at home: to receive mail, the other party must know your postal address in your town. In this analogy, your postal address is your IP address, and the town is your network. So, without this specific address, information cannot be received.
The most common private IP group starts with 192.168.x.x. There are many computers and devices accessing the Internet, each using the IP address 192.168.1.2. Since each resides on a different Local Area Network (LAN), there are no conflicts. Furthermore, since all communication on the Internet is from IP address to IP address, every website that you visit knows the public IP address of your router. None of them, however, know the private IP address of your computer. There are currently two versions of IPs: IPv4 and a new version called IPv6. IPv6 is an evolutionary upgrade to the Internet Protocol. As the number of Internet users is increasing, Ipv4 will eventually reach its limit and run out of addresses. So, IPv6 will fulfil the need for more Internet addresses. In this article, we provide several methods to find your IP address.
Table of Contents:
- How To Find Your IP Address In Task Manager
- How To Find Your IP Address In Windows Settings
- How To Find Your IP Address Using ipconfig Command
- How To Find Your IP Address In System Information
- How To Find Your IP Address In Control Panel
- Video Showing How To Find Your IP Address In Windows 10
How To Find Your IP Address In Task Manager
Probably the fastest way to find your IP address is to open Task Manager and find it in one click. To open Task Manager, press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys on your keyboard or type "task manager" in Search and click "Task Manager".
In Task Manager, click the "Performance" tab and then select your network adapter (in our case, "Ethernet"). You will find your current IPv4 and IPv6 IP addresses on the right pane.
How To Find Your IP Address In Windows Settings
Another place to easily find your IP address is within the Windows system settings. Go to Settings and select "Network & Internet".
In Network and Internet settings click on "Ethernet".
Scroll down a little and you will see your IPv4 and IPv6 IP addresses. You can copy them to the clipboard and then paste them into a text document file if needed.
If you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, first click "Wi-Fi" in Network & Internet settings, and the click the Wi-Fi network you are connected to. This the same as "Ethernet" connection above, the only difference being the connection type. Scroll down a little and you will see your IP addresses.
How To Find Your IP Address Using ipconfig Command
Open Command Prompt by typing "command prompt" in Search, and then click the "Command Prompt" result.
In Command Prompt, type "ipconfig" and it will display your network (or networks) with the IP addresses.
How To Find Your IP Address In System Information
To open the System Information window, type "system information" in Search and click the "System Information" result.
In the System Information window, expand the "Component" and "Network" sections on the left pane, and then click "Adapter". This will show your network connection/s and associated IP address on the right.
How To Find Your IP Address In Control Panel
To open Control Panel type "control panel" in Search and click the "Control Panel" result.
In Control Panel, click "View network status and tasks" below "Network and Internet".
Click your network connection (in our case, "Ethernet 2").
In your network connection status window, click "Details".
This will show your network connection details window containing IP addresses.
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