How to find your IP address in Windows 10
When addressing network connectivity issues or problems with your internet, finding the IP address of your computer can be extremely useful in helping to track down problems within your network. An IP address stands for Internet Protocol address. For instance, your IP address might look something like “192.168.1.12”. These numbers help your computer tell other computers on your network where it is and how to find it. On most home routers, IP addresses look like “192.168.x.x” or perhaps “10.10.x.x”. But how do we find these numbers? For that, we will need to use a program called Command Prompt on Windows 10.
Opening Command Prompt
On your computer, locate the search box on the taskbar.
In the search box, type “cmd”. In search results, Command Prompt should appear. Click Open.
A new window should pop up where you can enter commands to gather information about your computer or execute programs and scripts. Type “ipconfig” and press enter.
You will be greeted with a whole bunch of information about your network. The information we need should be under “Ethernet adapter” if you are running a wired connection or “Wireless LAN adapter” if you are on Wi-Fi. The line that lists IPv4 Address is your internal network IP address.
Now that you have your IP address, you can use this information to troubleshoot issues with your router. More on that in another article. Check out our How To section for more tech tips and tricks.