Every device connected to a network or the Internet has one IP address, an IP address stands for Internet Protocol address. It is an identification number that distinguishes all other devices on the network and the Internet with a unique IP address. There is no network or internet without an IP address.
To use the Internet, all connected devices must have a public IP address. An IP address allows between two devices, let’s call it, to find the sender and receiver of Internet communication and exchange data with each other.
The most common private IP group starts with 192,168 or 10 within a network. On the Internet, everyone has received a unique public IP address from the ISP. Because each device is on a different local area network (LAN), there are no conflicts. Moreover, because all communication on the Internet is from IP address to IP address. Every website you visit knows the public IP address of your router. No server, however, knows your computer’s private internal IP address on a network.
There are now two versions of the Internet Protocol: IPv4, and a new version called IPv6. IPv6 is an evolutionary upgrade of the Internet Protocol version 4. As the number of Internet users increases, IPv4 will eventually reach its limit and run out of IPv4 addresses. IPv6 will therefore meet the need for more Internet addresses. In this article, we offer different methods to find your IP address in Windows 10.
Obtain IP address through Windows task manager
Right-click on the taskbar and select, Task Manager from the list. Go to Tasks Performance in Task Manager and select Ethernet. In the description you will find the internal IP address of your windows 10 computer in a network. If your windows 10 pc is directly connected to the internet, you will find your public IP address of your internet provider here.
Find IP address through Windows 10 settings
Click the Windows 10 start button, from the left menu click on Settings. You are now in the Windows settings.
Select Network and Internet from the Windows 10 settings.
From the left menu, click Ethernet, and then click Ethernet Network. If you are connected to Wifi, select the Wifi connection.
Under the network settings you will find the internal IP address of your device in the network.
Find IP address via Windows 10 command prompt
Right-click on the windows 10 start button, select Run from the list. In the run window type: cmd.exe. A Windows 10 command prompt will now open. At the command prompt, type: ipconfig.
Here you will find the internal or external IP address of your device under IPv4 Address.
Find IP address through Windows 10 system information
Go to the Windows 10 desktop, and click the Windows 10 start button, and search for system information.
A system information panel will now open with all the hardware and software information. Click on Components, Network, Adapter. Navigate below IP address to find the IP address of your device (adapter) in the internal or external (internet) network. Make sure you are looking for the IP address of your current adapter, if there are more than one, make sure you select the active adapter.
Find IP address in Windows 10 via Control Panel
Go to the Windows 10 desktop, and click the Windows 10 start button, and search for Control Panel. Open Control Panel, and then click View Network Status and Tasks.
Under connections: select your adapter, this can be Ethernet or Wireless.
A new window will now open with the adapter configuration. Click on details, and see your ip address under IPv4 address.