This post shows students and new users how steps to find their IP addresses when using Windows 11. Whether you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network or a wired connection, your computer will have a unique IP address assigned to it. If you need to get that information for whatever reason, the steps below should help you.
There are many reasons why you’d want to know your computer IP address. For example, if you want to connect remotely to your computer or trying to allow access through the firewall to your device, you’ll need to get the IP address of the computer to connect or allow connection to it.
In Windows 11, there are many ways to get that information. Advanced users can simply run a quick command to get it, however, not all users are power users or advanced. So we’re going to show you a very simply way to find your IP address.
The new Windows 11, when released generally to everyone, will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.
To get started finding your IP address in Windows 11, follow the steps below:
How to find IP address in Windows 11
Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.
To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:
Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.
Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Network & internet, and select Wi-Fi or Ethernet on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.
There are basically two ways your computer will connect to the internet or any other network. You can get the IP address of either the Wi-Fi connection or the Ethernet (Wired) connection.
If you’re connected via a Wi-Fi connection, simply click Wi-Fi under Network & internet. On the Wi-Fi adapter pane, scroll down and you should view details, including IP address information.
Do the same if you’re connected via a Ethernet (wired) connection. You should be able to see your IP addresses for both IPv4 and IPv6. In almost all cases, IPv4 is the address you want. Ignore IPv6 at the moment.
How to find network details in Windows 11
If you need to find a lot more network information including IP addresses, then go to the Advanced network settings pane under Network & internet.
Under the Advanced network settings, select Hardware and connection properties.
Then select the network adapter to view its connection properties. This will show you a lot more details about the computer connection properties for either the wired or Wi-Fi connection.
How to find IP address from command line
Users who are familiar with the command line, they can run a simple command to view IP address info in Windows 11.
Click on Start and search for Command Prompt as shown below. Then select and open the Command Prompt app.
When it opens, run the commands below to view your IP address information.
That will show your computer IP address.
How to find your public IP address in Windows 11
The IP address information you have discovered above are all private IP addresses that is assigned to your computer. There’s also a public IP address that is assigned to your internet connection device from your provider.
You may need the public IP address in some cases. To find out your public IP address assigned to you by your service provider, go to Google.com.
Then in Google search box, type in “What is my IP address“
Google will show your public IP address assigned to your internet device.
That should do it!
This post showed you how to find IP address information in Windows 11. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.