How to see your IP address in Windows 10

In Windows 10, there are a number of ways to find your current IP address. It can be useful to find it for accessing your computer remotely or for network diagnostics. Let's see how to find it.


Internet Protocol address is a sequence of numbers (and letters in case of IPv6) for each network adapter installed in your device. It allows network devices to find and communicate with each other. In Windows 10, there are a number of ways to find it.

Using Task Manager

The fastest way is Task Manager. Open it in the more details view: tm more details view

Switch to the Performance tab and look for WiFi or Ethernet section, depending on the connection type you are using now: tm performance tab

At the bottom right corner you will find both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses associated with your network adapter. tm performance tab network addresses

Using Control Panel

Open Control Panel and go to Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center. On the left, click Change adapter settings: change adapter settings link

The following window will appear: network connections

Double click the desired network connection to open its properties: network adapter properties

Click on Details to see the IP address of the current connection: network connection address

Using Settings

Open Settings and go to the following page:
Network & internet -> Ethernet if you are using a wired connection.
Network & internet -> WiFi if you are using a wireless connection. network and internet page in Settings

On the right, click the network profile name associated with your current connection. network and internet page in Settings click profile The following page will be opened: ip address see in settings

It shows all assigned addresses for your network card.

Using command prompt

Open a new command prompt instance and type or paste the following:

ipconfig /all

The command provides a lot of information about your network connections: ip address see in cmd

Note that all methods described above will show your local network or internal IP address. To see the public or external IP address provided by your ISP, you need to refer to an external service. For example, you can type the following in the address bar of your favorite browser:

http://myexternalip.com/raw

The result will be as follows: see extermal ip address

That's it.

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