An IP address (internet protocol address) is a unique number assigned to a specific computer or computer network. It allows computers to send and receive information when connected to the Internet.

In some cases, we need our IP address to troubleshoot the network connection. For example, when the network runs into problems or games are experiencing lag, one of the fixes is to do a ping test, which requires your IP address to complete.

However, the IP address can be used in many other different troubleshooting tips and we’re not listing them all here. Let’s take a look at today’s topic:

How to find your IP address quickly?

The most effective method we recommend would be the IPCONFIG command. You’ll be able to view all the IP configurations with the following steps (Please note that all the screenshots are taken on Windows 11, but the instructions work on Windows 10 as well):

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R together to launch the Run prompt. Then, type cmd and press Ctrl, Shift, and Enter at the same time to invoke the Command prompt as an administrator.
  2. Once the Command prompt opens, paste ipconfig and hit Enter. The TCP/IP configuration for all your network adapters will be displayed.
  3. Make sure you find the correct IP address (e.g. if you use a Wireless connection, then you should find it in the Wireless LAN section) if you need it to perform a troubleshooting step. In each section, there’s something you need to know:
    IPv4 Address The IP Address of your computer
    Default Gateway The IP address of your router
    DNS Servers Servers used to translate domain names to IP Addresses
    Link-Local IPv6 Address IPv6 address of your computer (often not used)

    For example, if you wish to get your router IP address, it should be the number assigned to Default Gateway.

More information

If you’re experiencing a network issue, make sure your network driver is up-to-date. We recommend using Driver Techie to scan and repair outdated, corrupt, or missing drivers. It works in most cases where you have a driver-related issue. You can download Driver Techie by Clicking Here or following the guide below.

To use Driver Techie to find you the latest network driver:

  1. Download and install Driver Techie, then launch it.
  2. Click Scan Now.
  3. After the scan, select all the drivers you need to update and click Update All (for Pro subscribers), and all your drivers will be updated automatically. (Please note that you can only update the driver one at a time if you use a free version. To see how to manually update the drivers one by one, please check this post.)

Driver Techie involves the direct human review of the driver database by our engineers, which ensures you always have the safest and latest device drivers. You can rest assured that all your device drivers are in good hands.

Furthermore, if you’ve subscribed to Driver Techie Pro, and need our technical support to help with the network issue, please feel free to contact <>.