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StepsHow to Check your IP Address using Windows 10

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Your computer or laptop is connected to a network inside your home or office. This connection has an address called an IP address. In this tutorial, we will show you how to find the IP address of your network in Windows 10.

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Requirements

  • Windows 10

Tools and commands used

  • Windows Key
  • Widows 10 Settings
  • Network & Internet Settings
  • cmd (Command Prompt)
  • ipconfig command

Private IP address vs. Public IP address

The IP address can be either private or public depending on your connection. A private IP address can only be seen inside your home or office network. A public IP address can be seen from anywhere on the internet. Some of internet providers provide a modem with multiple connections with a public IP each. Others provide a router along with the modem, this is where you will have a private IP. If you are using a router, you will need to login to that router to get the public IP of your network.

Check your IP address for a wired network (Ethernet)

To start checking your IP address for the wired network, start the settings by doing the following:

Press the Windows Key to open the Start menu
Type Settings while the Start menu open
Click on Settings as shown below
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Now click on Network and Internet icon as shown below:

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On the left-hand side of of the Network and Internet settings, you will find the Ethernet icon as shown below, click on it:

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Now click on the Ethernet connectivity you would like to check the IP address for. The name of the connection is shown on the right-hand side as shown below:

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To get the IP address, scroll down till you find "Properties." Under properties, you will find the IPv4 address. This is your IP address. Check the image below:

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Check your IP address for Wi-Fi network

To start checking your IP address for the Wi-Fi network, start the settings by doing the following:

Press the Windows Key to open the Start menu
Type Settings while the Start menu open
Click on Settings as shown below
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Now click on Network and Internet icon as shown below:

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On the left-hand side of of the Network and Internet settings, you will find the Wi-Fi icon as shown below, click on it:

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Now click on the Wi-Fi connectivity you would like to check the IP address for. The name of the connection is shown on the right-hand side as shown below:

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To get the IP address, scroll down till you find "Properties." Under properties, you will find the IPv4 address. This is your IP address for your Wi-Fi. Check the image below:

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Check your IP address using Windows command line

You can also use the windows command line to check your IP addresses for both the wired network and the Wi-Fi network at the same time if you have both, or either one if you have one of them. To do this, start the command line by doing the following:

Press the Windows Key to open the Start menu
Type cmd while the Start menu open
Click on Command Prompt as shown below
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When the command prompt starts, type the following and press enter:

ipconfig

You will find the IP addresses as shown below:

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Another way to check your IP address on Windows

Another way to check the IP address of your network is by using the network icon next to the clock on the taskbar as sown below.

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To do this, right-click on the network icon and click on "Open Network and Sharing Center". After you open it, click on the network you would like to check the IP address for on the right-hand side as shown below:

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Now click on the "Details..." button as shown below:

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Finally, you can read the IP address of your network from the list under IPv4 as shown below:

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