Network: How To Find Your Local And External IP Address in Windows 10

Knowing your IP address is important for all sorts of daily tasks. Here’s a quick rundown on how to find your own local or external IP address.

Local IP vs. External/Outside IP Addresses

There is a distinct difference between your local IP address (usually looks like 192.168.1.x or similar) and your outside IP that can be used to gain access to your computer from the outside world. The external IP is what other people see when you visit a website such as this one. External IP’s usually look like or similar, they don’t start with 192.x.

Locating Your External IP Address

Ok, let’s start with finding your external IP. This is relatively easy to do.

The best known website for this is

However, if you don’t want to rely on external websites to tell you what your external IP is, you need to log into your router

1. Enter the follwing address into your browser bar and hit Enter. If nothing loads, try with a few variations like,, If you still get nothing, download the manual of your router online e.g. from the Netgear site.

2. After logging into your router successfully, go to the settings where you provide your internet details (the password and ID to connect)

3. Now look out for an entry called “Connection”. Somewhere it should list your current IP address. If it doesn’t, consult your manual once more or rely on external tools to tell you your outside IP address (they are reliable)

Locating Your Local IP Address

1. Enter cmd into the big search field on your taskbar and open the command prompt:


2. After that enter ipconfig /all

3. Scroll down the list until you find an entry that says “Ethernet Adapter” (it may be numbered e.g. 2,3,4,5)


If you already have an IPv6 address and it’s configured correctly, it will also be listed accordingly.

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