Network and Internet Find Your IP Address on Windows 11 PC


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An IP address (Internet Protocol address) is a unique address that identifies a device on the internet or a local network.

Your computer will have IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

Your computer will have public (external) and private (internal) IP addresses.
  • A public IP address is a unique address provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to identify your local network on the Internet. If your computer is connected directly to the Internet without a router sitting in-between, your computer’s IP address is a public IP address.
  • A private IP address is assigned by your router to a PC or device on your local area network (LAN). When a computer is assigned a private IP address, the other devices on the local network sees this computer via its private IP address. A private IP address can not be directly reached from the internet.
This tutorial will show you how to find the private and public IPv4 and IPv6 address of your Windows 11 PC.


Contents

  • Option One: Find Your Private IPv4 and IPv6 Address in Settings
  • Option Two: Find Your Private IPv4 and IPv6 Address in Control Panel
  • Option Three: Find Your Private IPv4 and IPv6 Address in Task Manager
  • Option Four: Find Your Private IPv4 and IPv6 Address using ipconfig Command
  • Option Five: Find Your Private IPv4 and IPv6 Address in PowerShell
  • Option Six: Find Your Public IPv4 and IPv6 Address using ip4.me and ip6.me




Option One

Find Your Private IPv4 and IPv6 Address in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Network & internet on the left side, and click/tap on Properties for the connected network you want. (see screenshot below)

Open Network & internet settings

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3 You will now see the private (local) IPv4 address and IPv6 address for this network. (see screenshots below)

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Option Two

Find Your Private IPv4 and IPv6 Address in Control Panel


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Network and Sharing Center icon.

2 In Network and Sharing Center, click/tap on the network connection link next to Connections you want to know its IP address. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap Details. (see screenshots below)

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4 You will now see the private (local) IPv4 address and IPv6 address for this network. (see screenshots below)

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Option Three

Find Your Private IPv4 and IPv6 Address in Task Manager


1 Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc).

2 Click/tap on the Performance tab. (see screenshots below)

3 Click/tap on the network (ex: "Wi-Fi" or "Ethernet") you want to know its IP address.

4 You will now see the private (local) IPv4 address and IPv6 address for this network.

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Option Four

Find Your Private IPv4 and IPv6 Address using ipconfig Command


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the ipconfig /all command into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

3 You will now see the private (local) IPv4 address and IPv6 address for each connected network.

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Option Five

Find Your Private IPv4 and IPv6 Address in PowerShell


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select Windows PowerShell.

2 Copy and paste the Get-NetIPConfiguration command into Windows PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

3 You will now see the private (local) IPv4 address and IPv6 address for each connected network.

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Option Six

Find Your Public IPv4 and IPv6 Address using ip4.me and ip6.me


1 Go to the What is my IPv4 Address? and What is my IPv6 Address? sites to see your public IPv4 and IPv6 address.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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