Useful Windows 10 network commands – How to find your local IP address

In this video, we take a look at a Windows 10 command that can quickly find out the local IP address, Subnet Mask and DNS settings are being used by your computer. The ipconfig command is very useful as not only can it tell you what settings your network adapter is using, it can also be used to display the host name (also referred to as device name) being used by a computer. This command can be handy when trying to identify a computer from other devices connected to your home network.

Note: The Windows 10 command, hostname can also be used from within Windows PowerShell.

Quick reference notes:

  • From the Windows desktop, select the Search bar.
  • Within Search type CMD and press Enter on your keyboard
  • When the Command Prompt window open type the following:
ipconfig
  • When you press Enter on the keyboard you should be presented with a list of the network adapters being used by your computer, along with what settings they are using.
  • To gracefully close the Command Prompt type:
exit
  • When you press Enter on your keyboard the Command Prompt window close.

Reference Material:

Microsoft article – Windows commands
Wikipedia article – cmd.exe

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