How to Find Your IP Address on a Windows 10 PC

Key Takeaways

  • To find your local IP address on a Windows 10 PC, click the network icon on your taskbar, right click your network, then select “Properties.” Your IP address will be shown next to “IPv4 Address.”
  • If you prefer using Command Prompt, open it and enter the command “ipconfig” to get your IP address. Look for the “IPv4 Address” line in the response.

An IP address identifies any given device on a network. You might need it for online gaming or remote desktop computing. Your Windows 10 PC has an IP address, and there are a few different ways you can find it. Here’s how.

You can find the IP address of your Windows 10 PC in the Settings menu. But instead of clicking through several levels of options to find it, we’ll use a shortcut to jump straight to it.

To the right of the taskbar, you’ll see a group of several different icons. We want to locate the network icon. The icon design will differ depending on whether you’re connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Right-click the icon.

Network icon design when connected to Wi-Fi

Network icon design when using an Ethernet connection

If you can’t find the icon on your taskbar, it might be hidden. Click the up arrow to reveal a small menu of hidden icons.

A list of network connections will appear. The network that you’re connected to will be at the top of this list. Find it and click “Properties.”

Find the network you're connected to and click Properties.

The Settings window will now open, and you’ll automatically find yourself on the settings page of your current Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and find the “Properties” section. Here, you’ll find your IP address next to “IPv4 address.”

Your IP address in the Properties section of the Wi-Fi settings window.

Normally the IP address is dynamically set from your router, but if you want to change it, you can set a static IP address in Windows, Ubuntu Linux, or even your iPhone.

Find Your IP Address from the Control Panel

You can also use the Control Panel to locate your IP address. In the Windows search bar, type “Control Panel,” and then click the Control Panel app from the search results.


Control Panel will open. Here, click “Network and Internet.”

Click Network and Internet.

On the next screen, click “Network and Sharing Center.”

Click Network and Sharing Center.

Next, click “Change Adapter Settings” in the left-hand menu.

Click Change Adapter Settings.

Now, depending on which connection you’re using, double-click “Ethernet” or “Wi-Fi.”

Click the Wi-Fi option.

The “Wi-Fi Status” (or “Ethernet Status”) window will appear. In the “Connection” section, click “Details.”

Click the

Finally, you can find your IP address in the “Network Connection Details” window that appears.

IP address in the Network Connection Details window.

That’s all there is to it.

Find Your IP Address Using Command Prompt

If you like working with Command Prompt, good news! There’s a simple command that you can run to get your IP address from CMD.

First, open Command Prompt. To do so, type “Command Prompt” in the Windows search bar and click the Command Prompt app that appears in the search results.

Type Command Prompt in the Windows search bar and click the Command Prompt app.

Command Prompt will open. Type this command and press Enter to execute it:


Ipconfig in the Command Prompt

Your IP address will be returned in the response, listed in the “IPv4 Address” line.

Your network details in Command Prompt. IPv4 address is highlighted.

Using one of these methods, you should now have your Windows 10 PC’s IP address — but this is your private IP address. Did you know that you also have a public IP address?

While you’re finding IP addresses, you might be interested in finding the IP address of your Windows 11 PC, iPhone, Roku, printer, your Wi-Fi router, or any other device. Beyond IP addresses, you can figure out what is listening on a specific TCP/IP port or set up a static TCP/IP route.

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