How to Find or Check My IP Address on Windows PC

Jun.27, 2019 17:52. Posted by to Tutorials
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Your IP address, or Internet Protocol address, is a unique identifier that gives your geographic location when you're connected to the Internet. Depending on the type of connection and ISP provider, you may either have a static or a dynamic IP. There are several reasons why you may want to know your IP address. For example, a technician might request it to connect remotely to repair your Windows 10 PC, or you may need it to access your router settings or give someone access to your network printer, and so on. No matter what the reason, there are several ways to find your IP address on Windows 10. Let's look at some of the common ways to do that.

How to Find IP Address on Windows in CMD (Real Static IP Address)

The Command Prompt or CMD is probably the easiest way to find your IP address. All you need to do is run a single, one-word command and hit Enter, and all your IP details will come spilling out onto your screen. The reason this is the easiest way is that you won't need to access your Internet connection using a browser. All you need to know is how to launch Command Prompt.

 

Step 1: To launch Command Prompt in Windows 10, press Windows + X to access the quick menu, and click on Command Prompt in that menu.

 

Step 2: Once it is launched, type "ipconfig" to use the IPConfig tool, which will extract your connection information and display it for you on the monitor. Look for the string of numbers after IPv4 Address.

 

IP Address on Windows 10

 

You can just write it down for future reference and close the CMD window. That's all there is to it. However, in some cases like Windows 10 S, you won't have PowerShell or CMD to help you out. In that case, try the next few methods.

Find IP Address via Control Panel (Windows 10/8/7)

In Settings > Control Panel, you can go to the Network and Sharing Center to find the IP address of your connection. This is where all your connection data can be found, and this is also where you would set up a new connection or troubleshoot your current connection. Once you're inside, you can navigate to the correct page and access your IP address. Here's what you need to do:

 

Step 1: Go to this page: Settings > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.

 

Step 2: On the left panel, you'll see an option called Change Adapter Settings. Click on it. In the next page where your adapters are displayed, click on the one running the current Internet connection.

 

Step 3: In the main General tab, click on the Details… button.

 

Step 4: You will see a Network Connection Details page pop up. Here, look for an entry called IPv4 address. Note it down so you can use it later. This is the IP for the Internet connection you're currently using.

 

Windows Network Details

 

Find IP Address from Wi-Fi Settings((Windows 10 Only)

If you're connected to a Wi-Fi signal, you can also check your IP address in your Wi-Fi's settings page. From there, you can access the Properties page to see your IP address and other information like security type, SSID, network band and channel, and more. To get there, follow these steps:

 

On your Windows 10 PC, go to Settings > Network and Internet > Wi-Fi. Click on the network that you're currently connected to. Click the Properties button. You'll see the IP address in the Properties page. You will also have a Copy button to copy the information to a clipboard. You can then paste that into a text document and save it for later use.

 

WiFi IP Address

 

Similar to the WiFi Settings, you can navigate to your Ethernet settings in case you're connected via an Ethernet cable. The process is exactly the same, but instead of clicking on Wi-Fi in Network and Internet, click on Ethernet and click on your current connection. Then click on Properties to see your IP address.

How to Find Computer IP Address from Online Website

There are also numerous websites that will help you find your IP address. However, it is not accurate if you are using VPN or proxy when checking with the online website. To find out the real IP address, you have to close VPN or disable proxy for Internet browsing.

 

On any browser, go to whatismyipaddress.com to see your IPv4 address. You'll also see a small map below that showing your physical location. This service is so accurate that it can pinpoint your location and give you the exact latitude and longitude.

 

Check IP Address Online

Another really simple way is to simply type "my IP address" or just "my IP" in a Google Chrome window and hit Enter. Google will automatically detect your public IP address and display it for you above the search results.

 

Conclusion:

All these methods offer simple ways to access your IP address for whatever purpose intended. Please note that if you switch connections, your IP address will also change, and you'll need to use one of the methods described above to fetch it again.

 

 

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