How to Determine Your IP or MAC Address in Windows 10

This short guide will show you how to quickly find your IP address and/or the MAC address of the network card (wired or wireless) that you’re using.

Note: if you’re trying to determine your IP address in an older version of Windows (95/98/98SE/ME/NT/2000/XP) see this guide.

  1. Click the Windows 10 “Start” button and select Settings
  2. windows 10 start button with settings highlighted

  3. Select Network & Internet from the Settings panel.
  4. Select Status from the column on the left side of the window, and then Change connection properties from the right side of the window (you won’t have to change anything).
  5. Scroll down to the Properties section. From here you’ll find your IP address (both IPv4 and IPv6, although it’s most likely you were looking for your IPv4 address) in addition to your MAC address and various other Internet related addresses. If you’re currently connected to any kind of home or work network, it will be your ‘internal’ network IP address being shown. If you need to know your external, public IP address, simply visit a site like (link opens in a new tab/window) where it will be prominently displayed.

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