Find IP Address on Windows 10

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An IP address is a series of numbers assigned to every device connected to a computer network. All IP addresses are a string of numbers that identify a host's network interface, as well as the host's location in the network.

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As a Windows user, there are multiple reasons you may need to look up your IP address quickly. Sharing devices like printers or other peripherals, files, for support or remote connections, the list goes on and on.

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In the following VisiHow tutorial, we're going to show how to find the IP address of your Windows 10 PC using; Settings, with the Command Prompt, and with Powershell. For this article, we used a Sager laptop outfitted with a wireless adapter and an ethernet adapter, running Windows 10 Professional.

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Find WiFi IP Address on Windows 10 Using Settings

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    On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X at the same time.
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    When the Quick Link menu appears, click "Settings".
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    From the main Windows Settings window, click "Network & Internet".
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    In the left pane below Network & Internet, click "WiFi".
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    In the WiFi section, click "Manage known networks".
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    Under Manage known networks, select the network you're connected to, then click "Properties".
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    On the Properties window, scroll down to view all the information on the network. The IP address will be beside; "PVv4 address:".
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    You can also find your IP address via the hardware properties. From the WiFi window, click "Hardware properties".
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    Under WiFi Properties, the IP address is beside "IPv4 address:".
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Find Ethernet IP Address on Windows 10 Using Settings

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    Using your keyboard, press the Windows key + X simultaneously.
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    From the Quick Link menu, click "Settings".
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    Once in the main Settings window, click "Network & Internet".
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    In the Network & Internet window, click "Ethernet".
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    Just below Ethernet, click the network you're currently connected to.
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    Here on the Network Properties window, the IP address is beside; "IPv4 address:".
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    You can also find the IP address via the adapter's details. From the Ethernet window, click "Change adapter options".
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    On the Network Connections window, right-click the adapter in use, then click "Status".
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    In the Ethernet Status window, click the "Details" button.
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    Here in the Network Connection Details window, the IP address will be to the right of; "IPv4".
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Find IP Address on Windows 10 Using Command Prompt

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    Using the search function in the taskbar, type "cmd" (without the quotes) into the search box. When the results populate, click the first option at the top (Command Prompt).
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    When the Command Prompt window launches, type; "ipconfig" (without the quotes), then press Enter.
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    When the command returns, you'll see a bunch of information listed. Look under both; "Ethernet adapter Ethernet" and "Wireless LAN adapter WiFi". The IP address will be beside the label; "IPv4 Address . . . . . .".
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  • Find IP Address on Windows 10 Using Powershell

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      At the same time, press the Windows key + X.
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      When the Quick Link menu load, click "Windows Powershell (Admin)".
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      If you see the following UAC warning, click "Yes" to continue.
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      With the Powershell command window open, type; "ipconfig" (without the quotes), then press the Enter key.
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      When the command returns, a variety of information will be listed. You can find your IP address under; "Ethernet adapter Ethernet", and or "Wireless LAN adapter WiFi", besides the label "IPv4 Address . . . . . .".
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