How to Find Your IP Address on Windows 10
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Simply put, you can think of your computer’s IP address as a virtual residential address — one that can be changed if necessary. In real terms, an IP address serves two primary purposes: network interface identification and location addressing.

Maybe you need to know your computer’s IP address, whether because you’re having internet connectivity issues, or you’re trying to set up a home theater app like Plex, or some other reason.

There are two ways to see your IP address on Windows. You can either use the Settings app or go poking around in the Command Prompt. Keep reading to find out how to find your IP address on Windows.

Find Your IP Address Using the Settings App

The easiest way to find your IP address on Windows 10 involves firing up the Settings app:

  1. Go to Start > Settings.
  2. Click on Network and internet.
  3. In the left-hand panel, choose either Wi-Fi or Ethernet, depending on what type of connection you use.
  4. Click on your network or connection name.
  5. Scroll down to IPv4 address.
  6. The number you see is your IP address.

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Find Your IP Address Using Command Prompt

The other method for finding your IP address on Windows 10 uses the Command Prompt. The results are identical, regardless of which approach you use:

  1. Click on the Start Menu.
  2. Type cmd and click on Command Prompt.
  3. Type ipconfig and press Enter.
  4. Locate either Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address (Ethernet) or IPv4 Address (Wi-Fi).
  5. The number you see is your IP address.

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  1. Scott
    December 4, 2017 at 9:10 am

    You should change the title to " How to Find Your Local IP Address on Windows 10 "

    Note:
    I added Local