Every computer connected to the Internet needs an IP address, and from time to time you might need to find your IP address. There are two ways to find the IP address of a Windows 10 computer, one in the Settings app, the second through the Desktop Control Panel.
To find the IP address of your Windows 10 computer using the Settings app, first open the Settings app by going to the Start Menu and clicking on the Settings icon in the lower left-hand corner of the menu. You can also launch the Settings app by hitting the WINDOWS+I keys simultaneously.
Once the Settings app launches, click or tap on the Network & Internet icon. Your computer’s network connections will appear in the left-hand pane – Ethernet for wired ethernet, Wi-Fi for wireless, dial-up for a dial-up modem connection, and so on. Click or tap on the network connection for which you want to find the IP address, and Windows 10 will display a number of options for that network connection. Click on the connection’s blue icon, and Windows 10 will display both its IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
To find the IP address of your Windows 10 computer from the Desktop, first summon the Administrative Menu by hitting the WINDOWS+X keys simultaneously. When the Administrative Menu appears, click on the Control Panel option. After Control Panel opens, click on the Network And Internet link. Once Control Panel switches to the Network And Internet category, click on the Network And Sharing Center.
In the Network And Sharing Center, you will see your computer’s network connection. Click on the connection for which you want to find the IP address, and the Status properties box for the connection will open. Then click on the Details button, and you will see a large amount of information about the connection, including its IP address.